The anticipated, five-year Obirodh—Road to Tolerance activity will: a) research and understand the drivers of violent extremism (VE) in Bangladesh, b) partner with local organizations to pilot countering VE activities, c) challenge the narratives of VE organizations, and d) continuously evaluate and learn in order to improve interventions. This project will be based in Dhaka. This position is open to local and regional nationals.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will oversee the effective and efficient operation of finance, office administration, human resources, security and logistics and procurement functions, ensuring these functions are fully aligned with programmatic priorities and objectives.
- Provide oversight to administrative aspects of project including procurement, human resources, accounting, and IT systems.
- Oversee the procurement of commodities, lease office space in line with USAID, contractor and U.S security regulations. Oversee grants and sub-contracts in compliance with MSI and USAID policies and regulations.
- Track budgets and monitor expenditures, including travel expenditures.
- Contribute to the overall program planning, monitoring, and reporting. Coordinate communication with project partners.
- Work with the M&E officer to review and refine M&E plans and data collection tools and contributing to periodic reports.
- Serve as Acting Chief of Party in his/her absence.
- Master’s degree in a relevant subject such as development studies, business administration or a social science.
- Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in international development with at least four years of experience in leadership positions managing development project operations.
- At least three years of experience managing operations and financial administration of USAID-funded projects.
- Experience related to conflict analysis, prevention, management, and mitigation.
- Demonstrated experience in programs requiring community-level engagement.
- Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to manage and be flexible in difficult and challenging circumstances.
- Experience overseeing procurements and service contracts in compliance with donor regulations, with knowledge of USAID regulations.
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Bengali.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.