Deputy Chief of Party

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 12, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Youth Community Development activity in Ethiopia. The successful candidate will based in Addis Ababa or in any Program Area Offices of Plan International Ethiopia.  The position directly reports to the Chief of Party.

The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in the management of the project. The DCOP will be in charge of providing technical and managerial leadership including technical oversight, financial management and administration and grants management. The DCOP oversees coordination of field operations, provide support in the management of sub-grantees, and ensure that activities meeting USAID and Plan standards. The position is contingent upon award of the project and approval by USAID.


  • Provides day-to-day leadership and high-quality delivery of the project: field operations, administration, logistics and procurement.
  • Manages, in coordination with the COP, relationships and work with implementing partner organizations, the donor, and various stakeholders
  • Oversees the development of project reports, annual work plans, and other documents as required by USAID and the Government of Ethiopia
  • Maintains a working knowledge of project budgets and expenditure, and assists the Finance and Operations Manager to set up and implement appropriate systems for project financials.
  • Serves as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable.
  • Ensures compliance in reporting to USAID, Plan International, Plan US National Office (USNO) and Government of Ethiopia counterparts.

Job Requirements



  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in community development, youth empowerment, institutional development or related technical
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in management or leadership positions,
  • Masters degree preferred in international development, international sustainability management or other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills


  • Previous NGO Experience in a similar position

Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application is August 22, 2020. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link through

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

·         Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment

·         Qualifying Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

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