Operations Manager, Improving Governance in Haiti Program

Apply by 11 April 2018
Posted on 13 October 2017

Job Description

Position Summary • RTI’s Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government. We believe an integrated approach using cross-sectoral strategies•incorporating service delivery and the social sectors, such as health and education•achieve the best results. Our goal is to help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government. • The GED Division is currently accepting applications for Operations Manager for an anticipated USAID-funded governance support activity in Haiti to support the government of Haiti, civil society, and the private sector in addressing core governance challenges to effectively respond to citizen needs. This position will be a full-time role based in Haiti. • The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and administration, including project procurements, operational systems, and logistics.• • Primary Responsibilities: • - Responsible for all operations including but not limited to administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial, and property; - Ensures that program implementation is in accordance with USAID regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the SOW (scope of work.) This will include monitoring grantee worthiness, ensuring that all procurement processes are perceived as transparent by beneficiary communities, assuring fair and transparent procurement processes, and review of financial management; - S/he will assure that the most reasonable, fair, expeditious, and appropriate procurement choices were made pursuant to the Contractor Procurement Guide; - S/he will supervise the Contractor•s day-to-day field presence in the areas of operations (including the project’s facilities such as office space, equipment and project vehicles), administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting and financial accounting; - S/he will ensure continuous liquidity for the project; handle all human resource issues; and investigate and identify new ways of achieving project efficiencies. - S/he will coordinate with the Contractor•s Home Office on all compliance issues, seeking legal and policy guidance on sanctions and other applicable restrictions.
Qualifications: • - Master•s degree with at least 9 years of relevant experience or Bachelor•s degree and at least 12 years of experience, including working on donor-funded projects in a related role and with some demonstrated supervisory experience. - Experience with a donor, contractor, or international NGO managing an office or program highly desired, but not required. - Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment. - Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up as well as program close-out. - Demonstrated working proficiency in French and English is required, with fluency in Cr•ole. Position is contingent upon award and funding. • #LI-JMD1 • •

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