Director / Chief of Party

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Arlington, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 192607 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Director / Chief of Party to join our team in Arlington, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).


You will spend each workday helping to bring IT solutions that enable global stakeholders, local businesses, and communities to be more resilient, reduce poverty, improve human development, improve access to IT, and support education, among many other positive outcomes.  


As the Director you will lead an experienced management team responsible for operational planning, execution, and evaluation of a large multifaceted program. Oversees fiscal, operational, administrative, and human resources management of the program. Ensures project/programs are defined, tracked, and communicated in a consistent and effective manner, and incorporate effective change and risk management controls. Serves as the principal point of representation and liaison with external constituencies on operational matters and provides day-to-day guidance and leadership as appropriate to the management team.


Providing oversight of performance across the entire program. The Director shall ensure:

  • proper application of PMBOK program management best practices and activities;
  • proper planning and assignment of resources to meet service delivery requirements;
  • organize and deploy resources to meet surge requirements;
  • monitor, control, and provide corrective guidance to tasks and deliverables;
  • consolidate and approve reporting on contract funding, burn rates, and major tasks/efforts/initiatives;
  • raise concerns and risks for discussion with Government leaders, the COR, the CO, and/or company leadership;
  • recommend corrective fixes for the concerns/risks being discussed, and execute Government-approved plans to mitigate or resolve the concern/risk;
  • plan for subsequent phases of work; manage risks and relationships when dealing with Contractors partners, vendors, and sub-Contractors;
  • and other functions relating to a typical Program Management role.


Federal Job Posting Language (eff. 1/24/2022)

Candidates for this position will be required to adhere to NTT DATA’s and its clients’ COVID-19 health and safety protocols. NTT DATA is committed to complying with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to the extent it is enforced by the federal government or any of its clients. If this position becomes subject to a COVID-19 vaccination mandate based on applicable law or client requirement, candidates will be required to become fully vaccinated as defined by NTT DATA or be approved for an exemption in accordance with applicable law.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 15 years of experience managing USAID activities in the below areas:
    • Liaising directly with Cos regarding contract activities and the CORs on all technical issues
    • Managing USAID contracts and buy-ins
    • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to develop program work plans, overseeing the successful implementation of these work plans, and applying lessons learned throughout the program lifecycle
    • Experience working with the Department of State and with international Governments, businesses, and local community partners   
  • 7 years of managerial/leadership experience in the below areas:
    • Experience managing teams spread across multiple locations, in multiple time zones, and with diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Managing and delivering large projects of 50 or more full-time personnel
    • Leading complex multifaceted programs within a global context


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management Certification like PMI PMP 
  • Graduate degree
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.   
  • Proven ability to build and manage dynamic, adaptable teams
  • Ability to identify inefficient processes and implement changes to improve program responsiveness and quality
  • Proven ability to manage in the International Development Space building relationships and engaging across multiple technical sectors, including technology, cybersecurity, and/or digitalization




About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.


NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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