The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for the technical leadership of the project, reporting to the Chief of Party (COP). Candidates for this position must have a proven track record of designing, implementing, and successfully delivering donor-funded governance and/or conflict management projects in countries with socio-cultural, economic, and geographic contexts similar to Mexico. The DCOP will lead the technical component, work to deliver results responsive to the contract deliverables, and oversee the technical team including Component leaders. Other responsibilities include:
- Support the Chief of Party to oversee the project, particularly from an administrative management perspective
- Assist the COP to establish relationships with local stakeholders
- Build the capacity of other local staff in project administration skills, including grants management, reporting, personnel management, financial management and collection of data for monitoring and evaluation of project activities
- Support the project in organizing training events, and where possible provide technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: Justice sector development, training, and capacity building; legislative reform and policy making; and/or civil society development/NGO capacity building.
- Supervise technical team to ensure the quality, compliance, and timeliness of activities and deliverables.
- Contribute to the participatory planning process to develop annual work plans as well as strategic plan for project deliverables.
- Master’s degree in public administration, political science, international relations, finance,or related field required.
- At least seven (5) years of experience managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing) preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in Latin America
- Experience in Rule of Law, Access to Justice, or Judicial Strengthening program preferred; good governance or other development sector experience considered
- Familiarity with Mexican institutions, Civil Society groups, and legal and governmental structure strongly preferred
- Fluency speaking, reading and writing in Spanish is required; Professional proficiency in English is strongly preferred