• Deputy Chief of Party

    Job Locations VN-Vietnam
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to 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 development outcomes. We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.


    CAMRIS seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the upcoming USAID/Vietnam Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Sustainability (MELS) Activity. The USAID/Vietnam MELS activity will be a five-year activity with an expected start date in 2019. Under this award, CAMRIS will provide fast, flexible, demand-driven monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) support, guidance, and capacity development for USAID/Vietnam, it’s implementing partners, Government of Vietnam stakeholders, and local research organizations.


    The DCOP will assist the COP in providing overall technical, administrative, and financial management leadership. Specifically, the DCOP will:

    • Report regularly to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and project developments.
    • Oversee human resources, program administration, security, logistics, procurement of supplies, services and equipment, and financial management
    • Adhere to all USG rules and regulations regarding procurement of services, equipment and supplies, financial management controls and payments, and travel requirements
    • Ensure that wages, salaries and benefits paid to local staff comply with all relevant local labor laws.
    • Oversee and coordinate all third-party audits of the contract
    • Oversee the preparation and delivery of annual work plans and reports, quarterly performance monitoring reports, and other donor required reporting
    • Ensure timely delivery of all payments to contractors, consultants and vendors
    • Ensure the project complies with all local laws regarding payment of taxes
    • Provide leadership to overall project operations and reporting, ensuring that a team of core experts are in compliance with donor regulations.
    • Ensure that the Mission’s needs are met in the most cost-effective manner possible.
    • Oversee development and implementation of an operations manual and office policies regarding personnel, security, travel and property
    • Serve as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable


    • A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in management, organizational development, international development, social science, or a related field.
    • At least 10 years of experience in one of the following areas: public or private sector management; administration; or financial management; 
    • At least 3 years of experience serving as DCOP, or head of Administration or Finance under a USAID funded contract.
    • Firm knowledge of USG and USAID regulations regarding procurement, contracts, travel, budgets, and financial management.
    • Strong data analysis, English report writing, and presentation skills. 
    • Must have at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
    • Prior experience in Vietnam and/or the region desired
    • Excellent communication, supervision, and management skills
    • Fluency in English required, and ability to converse in Vietnamese desired.


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