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Chief of Party - SWIFT Programs
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is seeking experts interested in long- and short-term positions for projects under the Support Which Implements Fast Transition (SWIFT) 5 IDIQ, which will provide technical services for USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI).

The objective of this Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is to provide  USAID’s OTI with the means to support U.S. foreign policy objectives by catalyzing local initiatives to advance stability, peace and democracy in response to complex political crises. OTI’s program team, comprised of OTI and Contractor personnel, will work on the ground to seize emerging windows of opportunity to provide adaptive and agile programming in countries or regions. To accomplish this, the SWIFT 5 IDIQ will be structured around two service areas/components: 1) Implementation of Transition Programs (herein after referred to as SWIFT-Programs); and, 2) OTI Program Operations Long-Term Technical Assistance (LTTA) Support (herein after referred to as SWIFT-Support).

1) Under the SWIFT-Programs component, through specific Task Orders, the Contractor will: a) establish, staff, manage, operate, and support a flexible, quick response mechanism capable of administering and implementing targeted activities under OTI Country or Regional Programs; and, b) provide support to program-funded USAID personnel.

2) Under the SWIFT- Support component, through specific Task Orders, the  Contractor will: a) recruit and deploy long term technical assistance to support OTI program operations, and, b) provide support to program-funded USAID personnel.

DIG is seeking junior, mid- and senior-level experts. Prior USAID experience and experience working overseas with country counterparts and institutions is highly desirable. Individuals with significant relevant experience working on similar donor-funded international development projects are also encouraged to apply.

Chief of Party – SWIFT-Programs

The Chief of Party (COP) serves as the Contractor’s designated person for overall management of the in-country relationship with OTI and providing Contractor leadership for field management of the Task Order. The COP is responsible for financial and program management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings of the program. Under the guidance and overall technical direction of OTI, the COP provides oversight of activities, including supervision of the program field staff, ensuring appropriate activity design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, and compliance with USAID rules and regulations.


Chief of Party

Labor Category

02

 

Education and Experience Requirements

OR Experience Requirements (Substitution of Work

Experience in Lieu of a Degree)

Level

Academic

Degree

AND Years of Relevant

Work Experience

Years of Work Experience

Senior

Bachelor’s

8

12

Mid

Bachelor’s

6

10


Application 

Interested candidates indicate the position for which they are applying, and should submit a brief cover letter, CV, salary history, and three references to info@developinnovations.com. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. DIG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
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