Management Systems InternationalClosing Date : 2017-01-19
Duty Station : Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Sri Lanka
Closing date: 19 Jan 2017

Deputy Chief of Party,USAID/Sri Lanka Social Cohesion and

ReconciliationProgram, Sri Lanka

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Proposal Summary:
MSI is bidding on an upcoming USAID/Sri Lanka program to strengthen Sri Lankan- ? led efforts to build a more inclusive, cooperative, and resilient society to promote longer term reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka. The activity is in line with the USAID initiative to Support the Sri Lankan Reform Agenda (SSLRA). The anticipated length of the program will be four (4) years and anticipated to begin June 2017.

**Please note: Local Sri Lankan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) who will provide overall technical assistance and support to the Chief of Party in the development and implementation of all technical assistance components of the project, with direct responsibility for the design and implementation of social cohesion project initiatives including, but not limited to, livelihoods, youth, gender, capacity building, peacebuilding and reconciliation.


Provide support to the Chief of Party and technical team with project strategy, implementation, management, client engagement, and coordination between partners, government counterparts, and other implementing partners.Coordinate project efforts to promote USAID's Support for Sri Lankan Reform Agenda including relationships with relevant government bodies.Manage recruitment and training of project staff and short-term technical consultants, including working with staff to develop long- and short-term scopes of work.Oversee administrative management of local subcontracts and grants.Ensure compliance with USAID regulations.Directly supervise finance and administration, monitoring and evaluation, and communications staff.


Master's degree in Conflict Resolution, Peace-building, International Relations, or related field required.At least 10 years of experience directly managing multifaceted governance, peace building, reconciliation or community development activities. Experience working with local/national government in Sri LankaProven experience collaborating with a variety of local INGOs, NGOs and CBOs in Sri Lanka.Proven experience managing budgets, contracts, and diverse staff. Willingness to travel extensively in Sri Lanka.Work experience in USAID-funded programs preferred.Fluency in English with excellent writing skills required; Proficiency in in Tamil or Sinhala a strong asset.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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