Deputy Chief of Party

Winrock International, Laos

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th October, 2020

Job Description

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID Laos CTIP project provides financial and operational oversight to assist the Chief of Party in implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program to reduce the incidence of trafficking in persons (TIP) and protect the rights of TIP survivors in Laos.


  • Assist COP to manage and achieve the overarching vision of the CTIP project, which includes contributing to annual planning; ensuring timely implementation of high-quality activities; and developing deliverables to ensure achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Review and prepare deliverables to be submitted to USAID, ensuring strong, coherent, and technically sound writing.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the project in coordination with the COP, including oversight of finances, procurement, and human resources.
  • Support COP along with Winrock’s Home Office and field team to prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and procurement reports.
  • Communicate and coordinate with program staff on technical and administrative issues, project implementation, work plans, and budgets.
  • Support the COP to represent the project and Winrock to USAID, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, the local business community, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Develop a project communications strategy and oversee development of IEC materials, press releases, and success stories.
  • Ensure appropriate implementation of project activities and strict adherence to USAID rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to technical direction and activity implementation in areas agreed upon with the COP.
  • Contribute to strategies for working with national and local government, private sector partners, civil society actors, trainers, TIP victims, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Assist COP to expand network of labor migration and TIP stakeholders and identify strategy to promote USAID Laos CTIP as a leader in the TIP sector.
  • Serve as acting COP when the COP is away from post.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience, including 4 years of international experience in Southeast Asia
  • Understanding of TIP situation in Mekong countries, including Lao PDR
  • Strong staff management and coordination skills
  • Excellent research and English report writing skills
  • Progressive project management and leadership experience in program development and planning to implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the areas of human rights protection, counter trafficking, labor migration, community support and/or victim support service programs
  • Experience in applying analytical and adaptive management approaches to programming
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations, policies, and procedures or other international donor agencies, including experience managing USAID-funded projects
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Master’s degree or higher in international development, management, social science, human rights, law, public policy or other related field of study
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English required
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


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