Deputy Chief of Party (Operations)

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 11 June 2020
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Closing on 11 July 2020
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Job Description

Blumont is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (Operations) for the upcoming USAID 5-year program in Colombia. This program will focus on technical areas such as mental health, psychosocial support, and post-conflict rehabilitation. The goal of the program is to provide continued support to conflict victims and survivors, ex-combatants, and other citizens. Through this programming, USAID aims to improve citizen access to mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS).

The DCOP (Operations) will be based in Bogota, Colombia with periodic in-country trips. The DCOP will assist the Chief of Party in all matters related to day-to-day operations of the program, ensuring compliance with USAID and Blumont regulations, and managing finance and operations personnel. Additionally, they are expected to collaborate between the technical teams and program personnel to ensure deadlines and program goals are being met in a timely fashion.

Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the establishment of proper field policies and procedures which allow for effective administrative functions (e.g. financial management; HR; contracts and grants management; procurement; and facilities and logistical support)
  • Oversee program start-up, management and administration. Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts
  • Provide management support to the COP to ensure full compliance with contract requirements, USAID and Blumont policies, and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Recruit, train, and manage the Operations, Procurement, Finance and Administrative staff, and establish systems in accordance with USAID and Blumont policies, rules and regulations.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Business, Development Management, Economics, Public Administration, Education, or a related field
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Experience in managing donor-funded procurements and subcontracts/grants
  • Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English; professional proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to Blumont’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by Blumont’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
  • Donor project experience in Colombia strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Colombia laws, regulations, and business practices preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID financial reporting and compliance requirements and grant management preferred
  • Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English; professional proficiency in Spanish strongly desired
  • Colombian citizens are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Blumont is a global organization working in concert with local communities to design and implement innovative approaches to build infrastructure, deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance, and foster opportunities for long-term stability and development. With two decades of experience working in the world’s most challenging environments, we have the capacity to effectively operate in nearly any conditions. Blumont serves refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of conflict, and other underserved populations through programming tailored to local contexts and needs in order to empower communities from relief and recovery to sustainable resilience.

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