Miyamoto International (“Miyamoto”) is in business to make the world a better, safer place. Miyamoto is a global multi-hazard engineering and disaster risk reduction firm that provides resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world. We work with governments, international development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and other partners in the international development and humanitarian assistance sector to help communities build resilience to natural disasters.
We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Program Director for an anticipated disaster risk reduction project, USAID Support to the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Program in India. This is a 5-year-long program. The position is contingent upon Miyamoto International, Inc. being selected for an award. This position is subject to and contingent upon USAID approval of candidates put forth for consideration by Miyamoto International, Inc.
The DCOP will provide support to the Chief of Party in leading the implementation team and ensuring effective execution of the day-to-day activities of the USAID DRR program. Supporting the Chief of Party, the DCOP will help oversee the implementation of innovative and adaptive technical strategies aimed at providing technical support and capacity development for Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The DCOP will coordinate with USAID and ensure compliance with all donor requirements, including those related to project reporting, timely submission of deliverables, and financial reporting. The DCOP will supervise, manage, coach and mentor technical staff members, improving their capacity to succeed in their positions. The DCOP will report to the Chief of Party and will work in close collaboration with project partner organizations.
Only applicants based in New Delhi, India (or surrounding areas) will be considered.
- Serve as advisor to the Chief of Party. Oversee day-to-day execution of the project;
- Provide support to the chief of party (COP) in programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties;
- Supports the COP in overseeing the development of capacity building efforts and the strengthening of technical staff and local partners;
- Supports periodic staff training and development activities and provide regular feedback to program staff;
- Provide acting chief of party coverage as needed;
- Build strong relationships with USAID, partners, the private sector, business associations, and government stakeholders;
- Oversee the Technical Support and Capacity Development, Research and Knowledge management, Communication and Partnership and other cross-cutting teams;
- Work with key counterparts to identify priorities and resolve development and implementation challenges in a fast and effective way;
- Lead or support the ongoing analysis of the operating environment to provide a basis for responsive, responsive, and needs-driven programming;
- Work with Chief of Party and other team members to ensure that all project deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion, using adaptive management approaches;
- Ensure compliance with all donor, Miyamoto, and project-specific policies;
- In collaboration with the Chief of Party, represent the project with the donor, the India government, and national policy actors and maintain positive relations;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Advanced degree in a relevant field required;
- Ph.D. preferred;
- Minimum of five (5) years in leadership roles implementing development, environmental, disaster risk reduction, or similar projects at India or international NGOs;
- Leadership roles in implementing USAID-funded projects strongly preferred;
- Demonstrated track record of leadership and initiative in establishing goals, priorities, and work plans;
- Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse stakeholders and lead multi-disciplinary teams;
- Ability to promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office and with stakeholders;
- Proven track record of success in managing, coaching, and mentoring staff;
- Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, and international and local organizations;
- Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures preferred;
- Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written;
- Fluency in English oral and written communication.