Title: Deputy Chief of Party (Supporting Community Engagement for Peacebuilding Project)
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to COP and ChildFund National Director
Start Date: To be determined
Response Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017
ChildFund International USA is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the anticipated five-year USAID Community Engagement for Peacebuilding Project. The DCOP will support the COP to maintain close coordination with USAID/Guatemala on management and technical matters and work closely with the Government of Guatemala and other institutions and stakeholders on issues related to conflict mitigation and community development, particularly in the Western Highlands.
The overall goal of the Community Engagement for Peacebuilding Project is to address social conflict in the Western Highlands, specifically focusing on and empowering youth and families, while building peace at the community and municipal levels. The Project will seek to address the drivers of social conflict by focusing on four general categories—youth and families; governance; land; and extractive industries and natural resource exploitation. The DCOP will have a demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged environments across different cultures and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
This position will report to the Chief of Party as well as ChildFund’s Country Director in Guatemala. This is will be a full-time position contingent on funding.
- Manage aspects of project implementation in meeting the objectives of the cooperative agreement including, but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management of project activities, reporting to the designated USAID AOR.
- Lead coordination among USAID and key stakeholders, and other implementing partners.
- Ensure all project assistance is technically appropriate.
- Ensure highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and communications.
- Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments to the home office and donor.
- Provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff.
- Oversee administrative, contracting, hiring, recruitment, financial, and logistical aspects of the program in compliance with ChildFund’s policies and procedures. Assume financial accountability and ensure successful implementation of the program.
- Ensure compliance with ChildFund’s and USAID rules and regulations, particularly with respect to financial and grant management.
- Minimum of 8 years of experience in international development with at least eight years’ experience in a management/leadership position, preferably in community development, youth development, governance, violence prevention, social cohesion, and/or civil society strengthening.
- Experience working with programs/projects that are of a similar scope and scale to this project, required.
- Demonstrated ability to manage challenging projects involving various stakeholders.
- Guatemalan or regional experience is preferred, with additional consideration for demonstrated Guatemalan experience.
- Previous experience managing complex donor-funded projects. Knowledge of USAID development approaches, as well as understanding of USAID rules and regulations and mandatory reporting requirements.
- Minimum of a Bachelor degree in law, international development, public policy, youth development, conflict transformation and/or mitigation, or other relevant field.
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.
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