Deputy Chief of Party, Donbas Activity


  • Date Posted: January 3, 2018
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Job Type: Full-time, position is contingent on funding


Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting good governance, civil society development and economic development, is accepting applications for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Donbas Activity. By promoting inclusive civic identity and common civic values, the five-year Activity will address the divisive impacts of Russian aggression, Ukrainian ultra-nationalism, and the consequences of ongoing armed conflict. The Activity will raise civic awareness, facilitate social and economic entrepreneurship, and improve democratic engagement between citizens and government institutions as well as improve community services in areas most affected by these divisive influences.

The Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party (COP) in managing and monitoring all program components, provide management and oversight of local staff, assist in managing operations, support the COP in overseeing the quality, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of all work, collaborate with implementing partners to coordinate efforts, and represent the program to donors and other constituents. Ukranian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. 


  • Manage field operations under the overall direction of the Chief of Party.
  • Oversee day-to-day management of program implementation in accordance with program strategy and objectives; ensure quality performance and achievement of planned deliverables and outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships and coordination with other stakeholders, including international donors, civil society, and the private sector.
  • Assist the COP in managing program staff and monitoring performance to ensure that program objectives are accomplished within prescribed timeframes and funding parameters and in compliance with USAID regulations.
  • Support the COP in all monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions. 
  • Provide technical expertise on key component areas and identify windows of opportunity for program interventions.
  • Coordinate with the EF home office and publicly represent the Foundation.


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in good governance or public administration/ decentralization reform, citizen engagement programs, preferably for USG- or bilateral donor-funded international development projects.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in working on programs in challenging or conflict-affected setting.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in public administration, public policy, economics, political science, international development or related field. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in promoting civic identity and common civic values and raising civic awareness.
  • Knowledge of social, political and economic challenges in the Donbas region preferred. 
  • Proven ability to facilitate dialogue and work constructively with a diverse range of actors to accommodate divergent interests and agendas in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with government officials, civil society groups, private sector representatives, and the media at the national and local levels. 
  • Proven ability to lead, mentor and develop staff, manage budgets, and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives. 
  • Strong representational and organizational skills required. 
  • Willingness to travel to government-controlled Donbas region.
  • Excellent public speaking and report writing skills in English. 
  • Native fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian required; written and verbal fluency in English required.  


Please send a cover letter and resume to with "DCOPDON" in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Deadline: February 15, 2017 

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