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Deputy Chief of Party (Indonesia Marine/Fisheries)

Project Management
International Development Group
2108U Requisition #

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector in managing their environment and natural resources. As a non-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects in energy and other disciplines. Around the globe, RTI International has delivered innovative, breakthrough solutions in key development sectors, including natural resources governance, countering wildlife and environmental crime, forestry, marine and terrestrial biodiversity conservation, protected area management, climate change, sustainable fisheries, environmental policy, economic livelihood development, community engagement, institutional capacity building, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services.


Position Description

RTI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated Collaboration for Sustainable Fisheries in Indonesia project. This project will work to advance Indonesia’s self-reliance to improve sustainable and equitable management of fisheries and reduce pressure to marine biodiversity. The DCOP will be responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in all technical, operation and management aspects of the project, serving as second in command in the Chief of Party absence. In this role, the DCOP will ensure efficient and compliant administration of the project and facilitate technical and/or operational aspects of project implementation. This position will be responsible for oversight of all financial management, procurement, and operations on the project.   


Responsibilities of the DCOP include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the Chief of Party in all technical, operational and management aspects of the project.
  • Serves as second in command in the Chief of Party absence.
  • Collaborate with Chief of Party to identify, mitigate and manage risks and actively participates in the resolution of performance issues with project staff and sub-contractors or sub-awardees.
  • Assist Chief of Party in managing all aspects of staffing and creating/maintaining a clear organizational structure with appropriate operational controls, specific roles, responsibilities and reporting lines.
  • Ensure efficient and compliant administration of the project and oversee all financial, procurement and operational areas of responsibility, in keeping with internal and external compliance requirements. 
  • Manage team of professionals in operational management and support roles, providing strong oversight and supervision.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include but are not limited to: implementation plans, deliverable tracking, financial analysis, risk forecasting and mitigation, etc., in assigned areas of responsibility.  
  • Track and report quarterly on programmatic achievements as required for project deliverable reporting.  Produces technical and/or operational reports and updates for deliverable reporting and project success stories.
  • Develop partnerships with client, implementers, and stakeholders and foster coordination.
  • Interact with various levels and locations of the organization for project management, technical and operational support to the project.
  • Regularly confer with client with regard to performance feedback and to resolve problems or issues should they arise.



  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years of experience, Master's degree and 10 years of experience, PhD and 6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in the sustainable fisheries sector.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience and expertise on projects focused on seafood supply and market access, sustainable wild-capture fisheries, aquaculture, and/or small-scale fisheries in southeast Asia.
  • Substantive experience in the implementation of international donor programs working with counterparts at various levels of government, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in strengthening civil society engagement, capacity, and participation in sustainable fisheries management and/or coastal resource management in southeast Asia.
  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Ability to travel and work throughout Indonesia.

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

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