Overview

Resonance is a global consulting firm that delivers market-based solutions to address the world’s toughest challenges. We work with changemakers in the private sector and the international development community to solve wicked problems and promote market opportunity. We specialize in development of partnerships, innovation, sustainable business models, and impact finance that drive impactful results. Across our work, we integrate diverse voices and perspectives. We promote collaboration across sectors and up and down the chain—from the field to the boardroom. Throughout, we translate client ambition into action and impact on the ground.

Responsibilities:

Resonance seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to support the anticipated USAID Economic Foundations for a Resilient Armenia (EFRA), an expected five-year, $23-$25m activity that will lead the strengthening of key economic actors within both the public and private sector to exercise economic stewardship and ultimately build a more resilient Armenian economy. The DCOP will report to the Chief of Party (COP), and in COP’s absence, will be responsible for all reporting to USAID and will have the authority to speak on behalf of the Program. This is a full-time position based in Armenia, reporting to the Chief of Party.
- Ensure efficient operations and responsible compliance with Resonance and USAID rules and regulations; and an in-depth awareness of operational issues in Armenia;
- Serve in a lead role in their technical area and overall support the leadership and technical management for the activity which integrates private and public sector engagement across the agriculture, tourism and high-tech industries.
- Support COP in all operations tasks and duties; provide administrative and logistical support to the portfolio of activities
- Streamline and maintain procurement and compliance processes, contractual compliance, human resource management, oversight of local subcontracts, financial management, and communications to meet all grant deliverables and milestones
- Manage, train, and mentor key team members in the areas of administration, logistics, human resources, procurement, budgeting and finance
- Manage and support technical staff and local and international short-term experts to achieve goals and ensure completion of programs on schedule and within budget
- Work with the COP, technical leads, and overall project team to develop annual work plans and monthly and quarterly progress reports
- Serve as the primary liaison to vendors and subcontractors
- Serve as acting COP in their absence; support the COP on donor-requested tasks and deliverables

Required Qualifications:


- Master’s degree or higher in international development, business administration, development economics, or other relevant area.
- 12+ years of management experience in complex, integrated, and innovative donor-funded development projects focusing on value chain/private sector development/competitiveness.
- 5+ years of proven experience in ¬improving institutional and human capacity in key government partners to deliver effective economic stewardship, enhancing economic resilience through better export competitiveness and demonstrated experience of successful performance in at least one of the following technical areas, agriculture, tourism, high-tech, innovative finance and/or private sector engagement.
- Work experience with government(s) in building resilient economic governance systems in developing or transition countries
- Demonstrated ability to manage for success in multi-component projects with multifunctional teams and international consultants and exceptional experience leading international donor-supported programs of similar size and complexity
- Experience working independently to meet deadlines and quality expectations, as well as a member of a larger team for multi-component assignments
- Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, and experience working with multidisciplinary teams
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Preferred proficiency in Armenian is preferred
- Preferred experience leading USAID-funded activities is preferred