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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2023
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    Deputy Chief of Party

    Location currently listed as Ghana but to be determined by final scope. Considerations include Ghana, Senegal, Kenya and South Africa with significant time in Washington D.C.

    The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the United States’ signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders as they foster economic growth, enhance democratic governance, and strengthen civil society structures that will help the continent sustainably grow and prosper. Launched in 2010, YALI is composed of three programs designed to complement one another by providing a variety of resources and avenues of opportunity: the Regional Leadership Centers (based in Senegal, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa), the Mandela Washington Fellowship, and the YALI Network.

    This program will empower and connect young African leaders as they spur inclusive economic growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across sub-Saharan Africa.

    The program aims to achieve three long-term transformational outcomes:

    1) Pillar 1: Scale and Sustain Leadership Development - Strengthen leadership skills among young African leaders to meet the needs of their communities, countries, and the continent;

    2) Pillar 2: Foster Alumni Impact - Empower leaders and create youth networks to shape the development of their communities to promote good governance, expand economic prosperity, peace and security, and inclusive and equitable health, education, and livelihoods;

    3) Pillar 3: Amplify Partner Engagement - Harness and leverage the contributions of diverse partners to harmonize development efforts, increase the impact and reach of Pan-African youth leaders, and catalyze sustainable economic growth and opportunities between the U.S. and Africa.

    Role Description:

    • Oversee all technical delivery of the program, and manage a complex, regional technical team
    • Maintain an overall strategic vision and unified culture that fully engages stakeholders and staff to drive results and translate the successful delivery of the project's strategy, goal, and objectives
    • Monitor key performance indicators to track progress against strategy, adapts strategy based on continuous review
    • Develop and strengthen strategic relationships with a wide range of YALI stakeholders, private sector actors, civil society, other USAID and development agencies’ projects, and non-government agencies
    • Oversee workforce planning and realignment, performance management, learning and career management of delivery team
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with all subcontractor leadership, coordinating contributions across objectives.
    • Act as the primary counterpart and direct liaison for the USAID COR, providing timely responses for the project, its technical and operational team, and subcontractors on project progress, results, activities, and ongoing work.
    • Set overall standards for delivery, including timely delivery of contractual deliverables and consolidated reporting.
    • Work closely with program staff and subcontractors to ensure successful day-to-day management and collaboration of program activities across program components, including overseeing activities, leading meetings, and providing guidance and coaching to program staff across regions.
    • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting to ensure the program adapts as needed to meet objectives and learning is acquired and shared broadly to maximize impact and sustainability.
    • Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout program implementation while also promoting an evidence-based positive youth development approach.


    • Proven track record leading international and/or regional donor contracts and project teams of similar scope, and/or complexity with skills in strategic planning and management; previous USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party experience, preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; master’s degree highly, preferred.
    • A minimum of 10 years of progressive professional experience in the implementation of similarly complex programs, required. At least five years’ experience in related technical areas in sub-Saharan Africa, preferred.
    • Technical expertise in youth leadership development, youth leadership training and professional development, alumni engagement, positive youth development, and/or diverse partner engagement, preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships with senior government officials, the private sector, civil society, international donors, and higher education, required.
    • Demonstrated results-oriented decision-making and ability to address operational challenges, demonstrate strong leadership and effective project management, required.
    • Strong personnel management, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills and comfort coaching a large, regional team and instilling principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, required.
    • Exemplary diplomatic and communication skills, professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, excellent presentation and oral communication skills, required.
    • Demonstrated understanding of sub-Saharan Africa and recent developments in the region, required.
    • Ability to work in a multi-lingual environment – Fluency in English is required, with a strong preference for a minimum working proficiency in French.

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