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Deputy Chief of Party – Operations


IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries - mainly with the generous support of USAID - designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

IESC is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party - Operations for an anticipated USAID-funded program in Afghanistan in financial sector development. This position will be full-time and based in Afghanistan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Review field office operations workflow; propose and implement innovative procedures to facilitate ease of programming.

· Provide administrative oversight of operations and related procurements.

· Ensure compliance with applicable local laws including expatriate visas, organizational registration and local taxes.

· Provide direct supervision to the project's operations, finance, and human resources departments.

· Manage and monitor human resources required to execute project activities including long-term local staff and consultants.

· Oversee program logistics associated with work plan activities.

· Ensure main program residences and offices are habitable and promote a positive work environment.

· Ensure overall project compliance with vetting requirements, cooperative agreement provisions, and general USAID regulations and guidance.

· Oversee field office contractual agreements, including negotiating terms and execution.

· Serve as the primary liaison between the project management unit in Washington, D.C. and the field office regarding budgetary, operational, and administrative matters.

· Ensure full program compliance with IESC's operational, finance and human resources-related policies.

· Assist the contracts and compliance officer in the management and oversight of local sub-contracts including the security provider, landlords, and local vendors.

· Act as a liaison with home office the H.R. and finance teams on issues pertaining to insurance policies, timesheets, financial systems and program audits.

· Be responsible for liaising and coordinating with the home office on interactions with the USAID Mission, including contractually required approvals, waivers, etc.

· Participate in the orientation and training of new staff as required

· Assist with annual work planning, budgeting, and overall program financial management as required.

· Coordinate with the operations team on any human resources issues and complaints from the support staff.


· Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, finance, international development, or other relevant field required;

· Minimum five years of experience managing operational and administrative procedures in support of projects and programs;

· USAID or other donor experience required;

  • Good knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and USAID contractor requirements for administrative and operational functional areas.
  • Significant work experience in the design and implementation of office policies and procedures.
  • Hands on experience in finance, procurement, contracting, human resources, logistics, and administration within an international development organization.

· Experience working in Afghanistan or in transitional and/or post-conflict countries highly preferred;

· English fluency required; Dari and Pashto proficiency preferred.

Visit submit your resume and cover letter. Visit to view all available opportunities with IESC.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IESC – International Executive Service Corps
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-30

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