Deputy Chief of Party, Peru

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Lima, Peru
Apply by 26 August 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 27 March 2018

Job Description

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department Overview

Pact is recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded project that will work across the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname, to improve the representation of indigenous peoples in governing forests and waters in the Amazon Basin.

Position Purpose

The DCOP will be responsible for leadership and oversight of project finance and administration, operations, procurement, and grants management functions. Reporting directly to the Chief of Party, the DCOP is accountable for the project’s effective management, timely implementation of activities, and managing relationships with key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leads the project’s finance and administration, operations, procurement, and grants management units and ensures coordination with project technical and programmatic activities
  • Closely monitors project financial performance and use of resources and plays pivotal role in developing project work plans and activity budgets
  • Supervises program implementation as directed by the Chief of Party, with a focus on achieving program objectives
  • Ensures full compliance with USAID regulations and Pact requirements and regularly develops, implements, and reviews internal compliance reviews and risk mitigation plans
  • Acting as the leader of program activities (organizational support, training and communication, information management, analysis, and policy development), including supervision of program staff.
  • Serving as the liaison between the project and all other public and private sector counterparts, implementing partners, and other donors involved.
  • As needed, backstop the Chief of Party, serving in his/her stead, and assuming all required responsibilities
  • Keeping the Chief of Party apprised regarding issues of program management and implementation; principal assistant of the Chief of Party to resolve issues of program management and implementation.
  • Ensure that funder and Pact reporting requirements on program impact are met.

Basic Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree in business administration, finance, international development, or related field.
  • At least four years of senior-level management experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex donor-funded programs
  • Proven track record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to navigate sensitive terrain and maintain relationships
  • Proven ability to mobilize communities and engage marginalized groups
  • Experience working with civil society organizations and citizen engagement programming
  • Prior experience implementing and managing programs in South America.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership ability for effective project management, technical and analytical skills, personnel management, and strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish, Portuguese preferred

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience working with indigenous peoples in Latin America, particularly in the Amazon region.
  • Prior experience in Brazil, Colombia, and/or Peru.
  • Prior experience managing USAID funded projects.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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