CYERA Deputy Chief of Party

International Role - Yes
2+ Years


The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) of Operation will support anticipated five-year USAID-funded the Child and Youth Education Response Activity (CYERA) which will target children and youth (both girls and boys) living in crisis- and conflict-affected communities of in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and deliver rapid education services in other provinces if and when requested based on anticipated needs.

The DCoP of Operation will be responsible for the management of the project, including grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party (CoP).

The Deputy CoP of Operations has responsibility for overall project operations. S/he should be familiar with the technical components of the project and the required support services. The Deputy CoP of Operations ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with USAID regulations and aligned to NO operations. Upon CoP/PD request, the Deputy CoP of Operations would represent the grant to donors and other stakeholders.


Oversee Project Operations:

  • Direct and oversee World Vision's work on the CYERA, ensuring that all program goals are met.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels.

  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments to the Chief of Party.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits.

  • Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

People Management:

  • Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors, set individual performance objectives cascaded from project objectives to all staff hired in the project.

  • Provide supervision, training and performance management coaching and feedback.

  • Support Staff Learning and Development according with WVI policy.

  • Develop and update workforce planning.

  • Ensure strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available.

Effective and Accurate Reporting and Communication:

  • Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Networking and Liaison with different stakeholders.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, and other organizations as appropriate.

  • When delegated by CoP, represent the project in meetings with donor and other stakeholders.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.



  • Master’s degree in the education, public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant experience in program management in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID requirements, their history and their development.

  • Ability to integrate, lead and motivate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Experience working in fragile contexts, such as eastern DRC.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Experience integrating gender, child protection and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming).

  • Has at least five years of grant management experience with USAID or other US government donors.

  • At least seven years of experience designing, implementing and managing large and complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries.

  • Experience living and working in the DRC, a plus.

  • Fluent French speaker, and professional level written and spoken proficiency in English.

  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills in French is required, similar capacity in English is highly desirable.


  • Understanding of the educational environment and institutions in the DRC.

  • Language skills Swahili, Nande or other eastern languages are an advantage.

  • Experience in managing large teams.

  • At least 7 years experience implementing and managing large international grants.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • At least 4 years of the international development experience of either the Director or Deputy Director (or of each); must involve implementation and management of large-scale grant/ programme activities.

Work Environment:

  • Minimum 40% travel to the project activities area.