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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Afghanistan Market Based Jobs for Peace: Chief of Party

Location: Middle East / North Africa
Location: Afghanistan
Job Code: 4744

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Chief of Party, Afghanistan Market-Based Jobs for Peace

Call for Resumes

About DAI:

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Background: DAI seeks qualified Chief of Party candidates for the Afghanistan Market-Based Jobs for Peace Activity, an anticipated USAID-funded activity to accelerate economic growth to help expand employment opportunities, which could contribute to stability, and create conditions necessary for peace. The MJP activity has the overarching objective of reducing pervasive, widespread unemployment by creating sustainable private sector jobs, improving workforce skills, and enhancing the overall competitiveness of Afghan value chains. The main areas of work are anticipated to include private sector development, job creation, inclusive growth, and community engagement. 

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Core Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for overall project management, including strategic vision and field team leadership; development and implementation of work plans; oversight of operational budgets and performance monitoring plans; liaison with USAID/Afghanistan, government officials, other donors and partner organizations; identification and mitigation of program risks; and achievement of targeted project results and objectives. The Chief of Party will supervise project staff and ensure compliance with DAI ethics, procedures and policies as well as USAID rules and regulations. 

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, or Deputy COP preferred;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience designing, managing and implementing complex economic growth programs
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a senior management position, preferably in post-conflict and conflict zones, including managing budgets and personnel;
  • Prior technical experience with economic growth, private sector development, work-force development, community engagement, and/or Internally Displaced Persons (IDP);
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with the private sector, senior government officials, and donor representatives
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Development Studies, or other relevant field preferred; Bachelor’s Degree is required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


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