Deputy Chief of Party

World Learning e1629281144895
World Learning
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World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization advancing education, youth workforce development, systems strengthening, and inclusive development through programming around the world. We are seeking experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates an anticipated USAID Kosovo activity that will focus on harnessing the leadership of the private sector as a change agent to develop sustainable and innovative models to develop the Kosovo workforce. The DCOP will assist the COP with the responsibility to provide overall leadership, management, and technical oversight for all activity components. Strong track record of effective management in Kosovo or the region strongly desired.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project.


  • In coordination with the COP, provide leadership for managing and building capacity of local partners, ensuring compliance, collaboration, and results.
  • In conjunction with project partners, USAID, the COP, and World Learning HQ, determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure program responds to changing conditions and operating environments.
  • Oversee and monitor quality of program activities and operations, ensuring that reports, work plans, and other program deliverables are timely and of high quality.
  • Manage and supervise team of local and international staff and consultants; set timelines and goals for team product development and implementation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field required;
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of donor-funded international development programs related to workforce development and private sector engagement, including experience as DCOP, Deputy Director, or equivalent titles;
  • Experience leading USAID-funded programs in Kosovo or the region strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in private sector-led workforce development and employment;
  • Experience managing projects involving capacity development, grants-making, community engagement, and trainings;
  • Practical experience implementing USAID’s Private Sector Engagement and Positive Youth Development policies;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements; demonstrated knowledge establishing systems and leading project start-up under limited time constraints;
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills with track record of collaborative and responsive adaptive management following collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) principles;
  • Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English required and Albanian preferred;
  • Strong leadership and personnel management skills, with a demonstrated commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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