Blumont is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (Programmatic) 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 (Programmatic) will be based in Bogota, Colombia with periodic in-country trips. The DCOP (Programmatic) supports the COP and serves as the principal point of contact for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP (as Acting COP). The DCOP (Programmatic) will be responsible for managing day-to-day technical activities. This individual will be responsible for technical and management leadership and will provide program content oversight to the program components.
Other duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide technical and management leadership for a technical program team
- Set timelines and goals for team product development and implementation
- Liaise with donors, local government, and other program stakeholders related to technical program aspects
- 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
- Responsibility to assist COP in overseeing all components of the award to ensure program execution is compliant with USAID regulations
- Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
- Ensure program strategies and activities represent global best practices in positive youth development and violence prevention
- High sensitivity to gender and demonstrated ability to integrate gender considerations in management, operation and programs
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in international development in a relevant fields such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work and other Health related field
- Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of donor-funded mental health programs
- At least 5 years of experience in assistance to vulnerable populations and/or victims of armed conflict and/or migrants
- Relevant technical experience in MHPSS, peacebuilding and community resilience
- Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English; professional proficiency in Spanish preferred
- Donor project experience in Colombia strongly preferred
- Knowledge of Colombia laws, regulations, and business practices preferred
- 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.