Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Job: Deputy Director for Countering Violent Extremism, dTS, Arlington, VA

Job Description: Deputy Director for Countering Violent Extremism
dTS is looking for a Deputy Director for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) who can function as strong technical leader, effective manager, and has very good understanding of the client (Department of State) and CVE programs. This position is a full time appointment until August 28, 2014 with the possibility of an extension.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • The Deputy Director for CVE will provide technical oversight and quality assurance for the design and implementation of a countering violent extremism evaluation.
  • The Deputy Director, working under the direction of the Project Director, will provide the project team with subject-matter expertise in CVE programming with the goal of ensuring CVE expertise is reflected in the project’s evaluability assessments, country based evaluation plans, project summative findings, and recommendations.
  • The Deputy Director will provide field based technical assistance, which will include assisting with the design and implementation of evaluations with sampling and data collection methods, assisting with the management and training of local survey firms for data collection & data entry, providing data analysis, and writing sections of reports.
  • Provide home office based support in conducting elaborate literature reviews to prepare short reports and inventories, assist the Project Director and Deputy Director for Evaluations in designing evaluation plans, questionnaires, and conduct virtual meetings and interviews with stake holders and analyzing and reporting on the findings.
  • Provide home office support to team leader and program manager in locating and selecting consultants and subcontractors for implementing evaluations, write scopes of work for various evaluations and personnel, review technical deliverables from consultants.
  • Assist the project team with preparing project related reports and updates to the client.
  • Provide project management support as needed.
  • Represent dTS at partner and client meetings, and other public events.
Qualifications and Education Requirement:
  • Master’s degree required in relevant field of study.
  • At least 15 years of experience with substantial experience focused on designing, directing, managing, implementing or evaluating projects aimed to address violent extremism, radicalization, counterterrorism, conflict/post-conflict, or related fields.
  • Strong understanding of USG policy on countering terrorism and countering violent extremism.
  • Experience working on Department of State and USAID projects.
Other Requirements:
  • An active secret clearance or eligibility to quickly obtain a secret clearance is required.
  • Ability to travel internationally as part of evaluation teams for approximately 30% of the time.
How to Apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter with the position title in the subject line to recruitment (at) onlinedts (dot) com.

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