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Deputy Chief of Party

Deputy Chief of Party

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CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.


CAMRIS is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide support to USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). The objective of the Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) is to provide OTI with the means to support U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy in priority countries in transition.


  • The Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for Programmatic aspects of the OTI program in consultation with the COP and OTI.
  • Supervising the regional field offices in activity development and the activity implementation staff.
  • Ensuring appropriate implementation of program strategy, that procedures are established and complied with for activity development, activity worthiness, activity implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and closing.
  • Serving as the COP and CR‘s primary point of contact for current information about activities. S/he will also ensure that the relevant staff use, maintain, and upload weekly the Activity Database, and that data is consistent and complete.


  • At least 4 years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and with some demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Strongly preferred that the candidate have experience with grants or small grants under contract programs.
  • Prior work experience in security-challenged environments.
  • Complete fluency in written and oral English is an essential qualification for the DCOP.
  • Previous experience working in developing countries, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment is desirable.
  • Experience with activity design as well as development and management of development-type projects.
  • S/he should be familiar with or have experience in political process and early recovery-type projects.
  • The DCOP must have the capacity to understand and analyze national, regional, and local politics; to guide the program staff in creatively designing grants that relate to the current political environment; and to ensure that activities are appropriately implemented, monitored, evaluated, and closed-out.