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General Summary

The Deputy Team Lead will provide leadership, strategic planning, management and quality assurance oversight, particularly in relation to capacity development elements and provincial level coordination, to ensure project success and achievement of performance targets. The Deputy Team Lead will represent the project with DFID, counterparts, government, and other stakeholders, maintaining two-way communication throughout, including with home office and other relevant project organizations. The Deputy Team Lead will report to the Team Lead and may serve as Acting Team Lead when required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work with the Team Lead to provide management, leadership, and overall coordination of DAIRE technical activities
  • Supervise DAIRE’s provincial operations, including ensuring close collaboration with the Ministry of Education
  • Provide oversight of all CBA crosscutting units, including monitoring and evaluation and gender and inclusion
  • Support project compliance with Chemonics policies and procedures and DFID regulations, and apply best practices for administrative management
  • Identify challenges for project implementation, develop strategies to solve these problems, and work with the Team Lead, DFID, MoE and others as needed to implement these strategies
  • Serve as acting Team Lead with responsibility for technical project implementation and management as directed
  • Perform other relevant tasks as needed


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field with 7 years of relevant experience, or alternatively, a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience managing international development programs, preferably DFID-funded projects, highly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience building the capacity of regional staff and developing the institutional capacity of government institutions
  • Knowledge of Pakistan’s education sector
  • Proven ability to manage field operations and resources in Pakistan
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and donor counterparts
  • Exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong bilingual communication skills, including both written and oral, in English and Urdu