·Supports the Chief of Party in synchronizing program activities, development of annual work plans, ensuring completion of key technical deliverables, and preparing regular and ad hoc reports to the client.
·Provides direct oversight over relevant project field staff, assigning tasks, managing workloads, conducting performance evaluations, and fostering a positive and productive work environment for team members.
·Reviews and submits all field office requests for client approval and meets regularly with client to provide updates and obtain feedback on upcoming requests. Closely assists the Chief of Party in managing relations with client on technical assistance planning, especially liaising with counterparts.
·Exercises delegated management authority with ability to make critical decisions; Anticipates and mitigates risks to avoid delays and ensure achievement of results.
·Ensures coordination and integration across the project objectives with a focus on meeting project results.
·Ensures the effective use of grants under contract across project objectives, including cost-share parameters and compliance.
·Contributes to and takes responsibility for submission of bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual progress reports and deliverables.
·Works with COP to set results-oriented vision for project, working with objective leads to operationalize vision, ensuring sustainability and scalability.
·Provides technical and implementation assistance on trade facilitation, compliance, and implementation to government counterparts and other stakeholders.
·Ensures technical interventions are of high quality and adhere to global standards, national policies, and best practices.
·Participates in review and approval of concept note submissions and full grant applications.
·Reviews and develops scopes of work and provides direct oversight of short-term consultants.
·Supports the COP in programmatic, strategic, and quality control duties.
·Presents information on the program to relevant stakeholders, including representing the project in public forums. Speaks on behalf of the project in major and high-profile events when COP is not available
·Assumes role of Acting COP as necessary.
·Other responsibilities as assigned by the COP.