Deputy Chief of Party

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 February 2021

Job Description

About Us

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm working some of the most complex and impactful development problems worldwide. We work on programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others. At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and address critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Department/Location: Bogota, Colombia

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an upcoming USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA), formerly OFDA/FFP, third-party monitoring (TPM) and verification contract based in Bogota, Colombia for a regional project monitoring humanitarian assistance. The purpose of this contract is to verify and provide independent confirmation of humanitarian aid programs in the region.

*This position is contingent upon award*

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead overall coordination of the Monitoring Report (MR) cycle, including approving site visit plans and checklists, managing site visit data submission from subcontractors, ensuring protocols, assignments and deadlines are clearly communicated/adhered to and preparing/updating monthly site visit data submission schedules.
  • Serve as team lead for one-time and annual project methodology and design deliverables (Monitoring Plan, Monitoring Schedule, Site Visit Tools and Protocols).
  • Lead monthly site visit selection, support the Senior Project Coordinator with site visit implementation oversight.
  • Lead the preparation of Monitoring Reports, Site Visit Reports and Flash Updates
  • Lead technical management of TPM subcontractors and short-term consultants.
  • Lead IP onboarding into the M&E system.
  • Support the Learning Specialist as a contributing writer for the Lesson Learned Report and liaison with IPs.
  • Support the COP as a contributing developer of content for external workshops and trainings and liaison with USAID.
  • Supervise program staff, including Project Coordinators, Reporting Specialist, Learning Specialist and Information Management Specialist.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least seven (7) years of progressive experience in the field of international development or humanitarian assistance, with at least two (2) of those years managing teams and at least one (1) year working in conflict zones required.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing Third Party Monitoring (TPM) projects, or large-scale Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) support projects.
  • At least 5 years of experience providing technical guidance on food security, income generation and diversification, maternal and child health nutrition, WASH, conversation agriculture, value chain, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction, and/or youth and gender engagement.
  • Previous experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in the emergency setting.
  • Supervisory experience, including technical and administrative management of subcontractors.
  • Previous experience working on programs implemented in Venezuela or the region is desirable.
  • Proven experience managing sub-contractors.
  • Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program is desirable.
  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish required, English fluency is desired.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Social Science, Statistics or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at TalentAcquisition@ibtci.com. (Do not send your resume to this account, for consideration please apply in our career page).

About the Organization

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm working some of the most complex and impactful development problems worldwide. We work on programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others. At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and address critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.

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