Deputy Chief of Party - Iraq

Posted Date 1 month ago(3/4/2020 9:13 AM)
Regular Full-Time


International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.


Job Title:                                            Deputy Chief of Party, Iraq

Department/Location:                       Baghdad, Iraq

Reports To:                                        Chief of Party

Type:                                                   Regular Full-Time

Classification:                                    Exempt



IBTCI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to work on USAID/Iraq’s Performance Management and Evaluation Services (PMES) Activity. The purpose of the Performance Management and Evaluation Services (PMES) activity is to provide a wide range of services to USAID to enable it to effectively monitor program performance and operational context; evaluate the performance of results of USAID/Iraq activities; and, learn and adapt for improved effectiveness.

*This position is contingent upon award.*


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for administration and operations for the monitoring and evaluation project, including personnel management.  Includes managing and assisting the field monitors, and ensure proper training. 
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party in performance management systems, financial management, and timely completion and submission of all activity deliverables. 
  • Responsible for day to day supervision of staff and resources of activities under the contract. Coordinates work with local subcontractors and evaluation staff.
  • Coordinate with local staff of USAID implementing partners, Central and Regional Iraq Government officials, academics, donors and stakeholders. 
  • Contribute to overseeing and coordinating the staff training and building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation staff and/or subcontractors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated relevant experience in management and operations in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated relevant professional work experience, preferably in the Middle East.
  • Demonstrated managerial and operational experience at all levels.
  • Experience supporting complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English. 
  • Ability and willingness to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency required.
  • Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in insecure and diverse environments.
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a larger, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket.
  • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven track record of supporting complex activities involving coordination with multiple stakeholders, especially in the Middle East and Iraq.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written Arabic is desired
  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams remotely.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working on USAID-funded projects strongly preferred. 

Education:  An advanced university degree in economics, project management, business-financial management, or a related field is highly desired.


Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.


Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.  This position requires the incumbent to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency.


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.


Travel:  International travel will be required and will include travel to fragile or conflict-prone zones.


Work Authorization:  Candidate must be authorized to work in Iraq.



No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.




IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.  We are an E-Verify Employer.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 703-749-0100.


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