Deputy Chief of Party - Programs, Colombia

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 8 June 2020
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Job Description

HAI, Colombia seeks a Deputy Chief of Party - Programs (DCOP) for the anticipated multiyear USAID, Colombia, Weaving Lives and Hope activity aimed at strengthening conflict affected communities and civil society organizations through mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS), economic development and other interactions to survivors of the armed conflict by focusing on community-level interventions. The DCOP 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 will be responsible for managing day-to-day technical activities. S/he will be responsible for collaboration with other stakeholders where activities are being implemented, in order to apply lessons learned, innovations, and cutting-edge quality improvement methods and to translate best practices into improved implementation of interventions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervise staff involved in activity development, implementation, deliverables and reporting.
  1. Establish implementation procedures and ensure staff compliance to them activity development, partnerships, management.
  1. Relevant technical expertise in MHPSS, peacebuilding and community resilience.
  1. Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other funding agencies; their policies and regulations.
  1. Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English and Spanish.
  1. 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.
  1. Responsibility to assist COP in overseeing all components of the award including the implementation of all components of the activity, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, and coordination with USAID and all project stakeholders.
  1. Responsibility to assist the COP in all award reporting requirements.
  1. Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with HAI´s program guidelines, principles, values and strategic plan.
  1. Develop partnership frameworks, partner agreements / Memorandum of Understandings, and oversee partner capacity building.
  1. Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  1. Ensure program strategies and activities represent global best practice in positive youth development and violence prevention.
  1. High sensitivity to gender and demonstrated ability to integrate gender considerations in management, operation and programs

Education and/or Experience:

  1. Master’s degree in relevant field such as Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work and other Health related field;
  1. Experience with USAID grant management, including programs that require various and simultaneous activities across a wide range of structures and partners or in complex international development projects in a related role.
  1. At least Eight (8) years of experience in senior program implementing international development activities in —LAC region with reference to reconciliation among victims, ex-combatants and other citizens and a more cohesive and inclusive society resilient to conflict;
  1. Relevant work experience in Colombia and familiarity with Colombian institutions, Private Sector Companies, Civil Society groups, and legal and governmental structure strongly preferred;
  1. Fluency in written and oral English, Spanish is required;
  1. Experience managing large-scale USAID funded programs;
  1. Knowledge and experience working on USAID-funded projects to ensure ability to achieve project goals and objectives and compliance with USAID regulations and policies.
  1. Colombian Citizens are encouraged to apply
  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

*Position is contingent upon donor financing and USAID prior approval.

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization’s AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.I,A3303_837_0. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact HAI’s HR Coordinator Diana Ruiz @ dvruiz@heartlandalliance.org

About the Organization

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance, a family of organizations leading human rights, social, economic and racial justice work since 1888. HAI implements programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and in Chicago at the Marjorie Kovler Center for survivors of torture. HAI's technical areas of expertise include mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), gender equity, access to justice, and stigma-free health care. Across all programs, HAI promotes progressive, innovative approaches to human rights protections, and gender equity.

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