Deputy Chief of Party at Nathan Associates Inc.

Lusaka, Full Time

Nathan Associates Inc.
Location: Zambia
State: Lusaka
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

Background:
Nathan is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics, Economic Policy & Governance, Private Sector Development, Womens Economic Empowerment, and Financial Solutions.
Nathan is implementing the USAID Zambia Revenue for Growth Project (R4G). R4G supports the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) in its efforts to improve domestic revenue mobilization and expand the fiscal space for public spending and investments in service delivery and poverty reduction. R4G engages both government and non-government stakeholders to build capacity in tax policy analysis, improve tax compliance and administration, and strengthen the tax culture in a manner that facilitates private sector growth and accountability relationships between taxpayers and the GRZ.
DCOP Position Summary and Key Tasks:
Nathan is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to manage project operations functions as well as contribute to project technical activities. The key tasks are listed below. This is a full-time position that reports directly to R4Gs Chief of Party (COP).

The DCOP will perform the following key tasks:
Manage R4G finance staff and, as needed, oversee and perform project finance functions
Manage HR and admin staff and, as needed, oversee and perform project HR and admin functions
Manage other R4G staff as directed by the R4G COP
Contribute to one or more R4G technical activities in tax administration, tax policy, public-private dialogue
Contribute to project communications activities
Contribute to the management of project grants
Draft, review and/or proofread R4G progress and technical reports
Engage with USAID and/or other donor projects as directed by the R4G COP
Perform other tasks as directed by the R4G COP.

All tasks will be conducted in Lusaka unless otherwise directed.
Qualifications & Skills:
The DCOP is expected to possess the following qualifications and skills:

Bachelors Degree (Masters preferred) in economics, international affairs/development, or other discipline relevant to the tasks to be performed
Extensive experience performing and managing project finance functions, preferably on donor-funded projects
Extensive experience performing and managing HR and admin functions, preferably on donor-funded projects
Work experience in at least one of the following areas: tax administration, tax policy, public-private dialogue, communications
Excellent, demonstrated writing skills
Ability to manage staff effectively
Ability to work under tight deadlines and without supervision
Grants management experience strongly preferred
Knowledge of Zambian political and economic environment strongly preferred
Experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred but not required.

Method of Application
Candidates are requested to complete a 6-minute application at this link. The application form will also provide instructions on how to submit a cover letter, CV, and unedited writing sample. A completed applicationincluding a CV, cover letter, and unedited writing samplemust be received by September 30, 2022. If candidates have any questions about the application or have trouble accessing the link, please email 
Applications missing a CV, cover letter, writing sample, or a completed application form (linked above) will not be considered for this vacancy.

Please include œR4G DCOP in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.