The Deputy Chief of Party/Programming (DCOP) will manage all technical aspects of the anticipated four year, $25-$50M USAID-funded Citizens Security project, and provide technical direction and leadership to the program. The anticipated project goal is to reduce urban violence through strengthening community resilience, municipal service delivery and police engagement.
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the DCOP will ensure successful program implementation of the project, and as requested, participate in efforts to develop new programs.
This position is pending award of the anticipated project through the US Agency for International Development.
Essential Job Functions:
- Ensures technical implementation of targeted strategies to respond to project priorities as identified by key stakeholders.
- Facilitates collaborative partnerships between Government representatives, donors, and relevant stakeholders.
- Ensures that all policies and practices instituted are compliant with USAID’s performance monitoring, policy and compliance programming requirements set forth in the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) and other rules and regulations.
- Provides capacity-building workshops for prime and sub-partner staff to improve performance management.
- Manages and leads staff, consultants and contractors to ensure efficient and timely implementation of all technical programming aspects of the project;
- Provides policy guidance, training and ongoing guidance to each of the office staff members;
- Conducts the project needs assessment for project implementation according to the contract;
- Ensures the timeliness, cost and quality of all activities performed under the project;
- Prepares quarterly and/or semiannual reports according to the contract requirements;
- Identifies new projects and makes recommendations as needed;
- Develops new proposals for additional funding in existing programs and for new projects in country;
- Assists in preparation of annual work plan and budget that identify key objectives, responsible staff, deliverables and potential roadblocks; and
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Experience:
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited university is required.
- Demonstrated project management experience: A minimum of 6 years of international development project management experience, preferably with some experience in the Latin American region, with proven ability to oversee day-to-day financial management and contract compliance; manage and supervise administrative project staff; manage local subcontractors and consultants; coordinate project reporting and share results and successes; and supervise procurement and grants staff.
- At least 6 years’ experience relevant to proposed position on similar international, donor funded programs.
- At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience managing staff in a conflict affected environment.
- Experience directly collaborating with host country government representatives.
- Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate and influence.
- Strong computer skills, including fluency in use of Microsoft Word and Office Suite.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of project development, grant administration and management procedures as well as a mastery of the principles, methods, practices, and operational procedures of a variety of successful private business enterprises, NGOs or development programs.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of issues surrounding community resilience, municipal government service provision, and engagement of security forces.
Preferred Skills & Experience:
- An graduate degree in a field relevant to the position.
- Experience in Central America, preferably El Salvador.
- Prior experience in USAID funded projects.
- Experience training staff.
- Fluency in Spanish.
- Demonstrated experience implementing programs with a youth workforce development focus or component in Pakistan or in the region.
- Must be innovative and resourceful in creating an awareness of new initiatives which respond to the needs and practices of project beneficiaries.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership.
- Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and work styles.
- High motivation, initiative, and adaptability.
- An ability to work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources.
- This position will be based in San Salvador but it is expected that the candidate will travel up to 40% of the time.
- Normal Office Conditions.
About the Organization
Blumont, a charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization, focuses its operations in regions of the world that present social, political and technical challenges. Blumont specializes in facilitating and supporting assistance that is tailored specifically to those most in need. Blumont works in collaboration with a wide range of organizations in the design and implementation of humanitarian relief and development aid programs, including U.S. and foreign government agencies, bilateral and international donor organizations, international finance organizations, faith-based organizations, advocacy groups, international and local NGOs, and U.S. corporations. Blumont's mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency. We accomplish our mission by implementing targeted cost-effective relief and development programs that improve the lives of these vulnerable groups