Deputy Chief of Party, Venezuela MEP

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 February 2021

Job Description

EnCompass seeks Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates for an anticipated five-year monitoring and evaluation (ME) program in Venezuela and neighboring countries. The purpose of the Venezuela Monitoring and Evaluation Project (VMEP) is to establish a monitoring and evaluation support system to monitor, verify, and evaluate activities in Venezuela funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). The program will increase BHA’s and its implementing partners’ (IPs) understanding of the outputs, outcomes, progress, quality, challenges, successes, performance, and lessons learned of projects funded by BHA in Venezuela. The Contractor will also actively work to strengthen its local implementers’ monitoring, reporting, and learning capacities.

The DCOP will provide the overall technical direction to the Contractor’s team on monitoring methodology and data analysis. They will be responsible for the technical design of the monitoring plan, data collection tools, leading engagement with IPs, and ensuring integrity of data and the overall monitoring system. The DCOP will also be responsible for managing the technical implementation of this project to ensure that the deliverables represent the outcomes of sound, ethical, and verifiable data collection and analysis.

The position will be full-time in Bogota, Colombia; Panama City, Panama, or San Jose, Costa Rica with potential travel to Venezuela.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

Administration:

  • Assist COP in performance management systems, financial management, and timely completion and submission of all activity deliverables
  • Provides overall technical direction to the Contractor’s team on monitoring methodology and data analysis. Responsible for the technical design of the monitoring plan, data collection tools, leading engagement with IPs, and ensuring integrity of data and the overall monitoring system.
  • The Deputy Chief of Party will also be responsible for managing the technical implementation of this project to ensure that the deliverables represent the outcomes of sound, ethical, and verifiable data collection and analysis.
  • Coordinates work with local subcontractors and evaluation staff.
  • Coordinates with local staff of USAID implementing partners, donors, and stakeholders.
  • Assists with overseeing and coordinating the staff training and building local capacity for monitoring and evaluation staff and/or subcontractors.
  • Indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, statistical methods and/or performance monitoring and/or reporting.
  • Provide technical, operational, and managerial oversight to the program to ensure all activities, and deliverables are executed with quality and timeliness.
  • Establish and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with in-country partners, USAID/BHA as required.
  • Establish remote coordinate systems with in-country partners, while ensuring the safe collection of data.
  • Periodically review and discuss indicators and reporting with IPs and activity managers and help operationalize indicators by assisting USAID technical staff with definitions, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Provide technical assistance and training, as needed, for USAID, IP and counterpart staff.
  • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with EnCompass’ standard operating procedures, USAID policies and regulations, and national policies and laws.
  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned.

Other:

  • Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed.
  • Ensure optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones, objectives, deliverables, and targets.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field. A master’s degree in international affairs, social science, statistics or a related field is highly desirable.

Experience and Skills

  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience related to the contract subject matter. Within the five (5) years at least two (2) years of experience managing teams and at least one year of experience working in conflict zones and/or complex humanitarian emergencies.
  • Previous experience providing technical support to third party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, or evaluations.
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in complex humanitarian emergencies.
  • Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, team management skills. Candidates with the ability to work and travel inside Venezuela is highly desirable.

How to Apply:

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application on our website.


EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

About the Organization

EnCompass is a women-owned business offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe.

We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

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