The Deputy Program Director-Administration assists in the management of the program, provides direction in administrative and operational support, and assists in the overall leadership of the program and staff. Additionally, he/she works to ensure successful implementation of the program by providing support in financial management including procurement, human resources, IT, security and logistics.
Essential Job Functions
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assisting the Project Director to manage cost, schedule and quality factors to implement the program in such a way as to exceed donor expectations, meet Blumont objectives and develop a highly cohesive professional team;
- Providing guidance, direction and oversight to administrative aspects of the program in service of meeting and exceeding the program objectives;
- Developing the logistical means to support innovative, scalable and effective intervention programs that will improve essential service delivery to communities under a wide range of development and security conditions;
- Overseeing a grants program to help beneficiary communities address service delivery issues, implement workable solutions and comply with all donor and Blumont regulations and policies ;
- Organizing and controlling allocated resources of technical team with significant impact upon the overall operations of the program;
- Ensuring timeliness, cost and quality of all activities performed;
- Overseeing the preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc/special reports to donors, Blumont HQ and other sector stakeholders;
- Assisting the team leads in preparation of annual work plans that identify key objectives, responsible staff, deliverables and potential roadblocks;
- Allocating resources to ensure completion of established objectives within budgetary and schedule guidelines while upholding high technical standards;
- Overseeing the Finance, HR, IT, Procurement, Grants and Logistics Security functions of the project;
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience
- Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, management services or a related field is preferred.
- Extensive prior experience working with civil society institutions;
- Demonstrated knowledge of international development programming, project development, grant administration and management procedures.
- 5+ years experience in overseas development managing major international humanitarian assistance programs (i.e., UN, DFID, USAID) preferably in the Middle East region;
- 4+ years experience with international NGOs administration to deal with the design and development of institutional strengthening projects.
- 2+ years experience working in conflict or post conflict countries.
- Fluency in English, some knowledge of Arabic.
- The ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel both in a managerial as well as training capacity is required.
- A demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
- Ability to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense and fluid work and security environment.
- Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
- Proven ability to learn quickly, take initiative, and be accountable for results.
- Awareness of and sensitivity to multi-cultural international development work.
- Good oral and written English skills required.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Blumont and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Blumont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Teach America and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
About the Organization
Blumont, a charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization, focuses its operations in regions of the world that present social, political and technical challenges. Blumont specializes in facilitating and supporting assistance that is tailored specifically to those most in need. Blumont works in collaboration with a wide range of organizations in the design and implementation of humanitarian relief and development aid programs, including U.S. and foreign government agencies, bilateral and international donor organizations, international finance organizations, faith-based organizations, advocacy groups, international and local NGOs, and U.S. corporations. Blumont's mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency. We accomplish our mission by implementing targeted cost-effective relief and development programs that improve the lives of these vulnerable groups