Position Description

Work Location Bangladesh - Cox's Bazar
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Work Location : Bangladesh - Cox's Bazar Type of Post : 
Other Possible Location :  Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
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Language Requirement :  Application Deadline : 
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time  


CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated Host and Impacted Community Response Activity (HICRA). This is expected to be in a range of $10-50 Million. The objective of the activity is to mitigate the socioeconomic and environmental challenges in communities either hosting Rohingya refugees or impacted by the Rohingya refugee crisis. Of particular concern to USAID are issues related to: water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); agricultural productivity; natural resources management; workforce development; economic growth; and private sector engagement.

The DCOP is a Key Personnel position and is subject to USAID approval as well as project award and funding. This position will be based in Cox’s Bazar.


The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party to guarantee quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout project duration. S/he will provide strategic oversight and technical guidance to, and resolve challenges in implementation of, cross-sectoral activities. This involves continually monitoring program tasks and activities against goals; minimizing duplication of personnel activities; and defining and using standard operating procedures.


The DCOP is also expected to promote learning and innovation.  This includes adapting tools and systems; promoting data-driven, evidence-based actions; expanding successful activities’ breadth and depth; building capacity to work in new ways; and communicating best practices to relevant parties.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the COP, provide leadership, management oversight, and technical direction for the program, ensuring an integrated vision across components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results.
  • Oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, evidence generation, and management of direct reports. 
  • Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of the program and program operations in line with state-of-the art strategies, technical standards, and applicable USAID rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring and reporting and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.
  • Supervise technical and/or operational teams and monitor activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals on time with high quality and reporting requirements. 
  • Ensure that all deliverables and targets are met with high quality within the scope of the fund and defined time.
  • Identify learnings, issues, challenges, and risks of program implementation time and plan for the alternatives in favor of the target groups.
  • Maintain good working relations with donors, Government of Bangladesh counterparts, Civil Society organizations, academic institutions, and partners.
  • Design and implement capacity building plans for partners.

Qualifications :

  • Advanced degree in related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in development project management (USAID program management required); previous Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance.
  • Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of similar-sized international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning and thinking, management, supervision and budgeting, and experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
  • Substantial project management experience (planning, monitoring, evaluation) in humanitarian context, including in a leading position.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equity and inclusion.
  • Experience in developing strategies and resource mobilization plans.
  • Experience in recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
  • Track records of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Bangla strongly preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in MS words, MS-Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint.

Core Competencies:

·         Highly adaptable personality who can identify areas of needed change and lead in the application of those adjustments.

·         Able to lead complex technical teams, each with individual, and often, competing mandates.

·         Ability to translate development challenges into opportunities.

·         Strong communication skills and capacity to relay complex technical messages to non-technical audiences.

·         Good relationship, networking and influencing skills.

·         Appreciation for and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.




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