Deputy Chief of Party

DT Global, Colombia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th November, 2020

Job Description

DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition - we provide world-class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.
Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world

Position Summary:

DT Global is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (COP) to oversee the technical and operational implementation of USAID’s upcoming Female Empowerment (FEMPOW) project in Colombia. The purpose of USAID FEMPOW is to empower women and girls by reducing gender-based violence (GBV), positively transforming gender norms and attitudes, engaging the private sector to create economic opportunities for women, and supporting USAID programming in PDET (Programa de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial) municipalities.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of all operations staff in collaboration with HQ, as well as and ensuring donor reporting and management and implementation of project operations, under guidance from the Chief of Party (COP). The DCOP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact. The DCOP must possess the intellectual, communications, leadership, and managerial skills necessary to develop, articulate and assist implementation of the program, and must be based in Colombia for the duration of the project. The DCOP will report to the Chief of Party (COP). S/he will manage operations staff on the project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Oversee the day to day management of the field office, including finance, administration, operations, procurement, contractual and regulation compliance, and human resources.
  •  Supervise all operations, finance, procurement, and administrative staff.
  •  Apply extensive knowledge of USAID regulations and compliance.
  •  Serve as Acting COP when the COP is on leave.
  •  Coordinate closely with the HQ Program Manager to ensure project objectives and requirements are compliant and on time.
  •  Investigate and identify new ways of achieving project efficiencies.
  •  Encourage mentorship and capacity building of staff; conduct operational trainings and refreshers as needed throughout the life of the project.
  •  Ensure staff operate in accordance with the Field Office Procurement Manual, Recruitment Manual, and the Employee Handbook.
  •  Ensure transparency in contractual reporting, financial reporting, procurements, hiring, and all other aspects of the project.

Minimum Qualifications

  •  S/he has at least ten (10) years of related project management experience.
  •  Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience required in economics, management, public policy and administration, finance, development administration or any related field.
  •  Fluency in USAID’s policies and procedures concerning human resources, financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems, and grant management.
  •  Experience with grants or small grants under contract programs strongly preferred.
  •  Personnel and resource management, coordination, and decision-making skills along with an ability to troubleshoot.
  •  Demonstrated leadership, flexibility, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced environment. Also preferred: Direct experience in Gender Based-Violence (GBV), Behavior Change, and/or Private Sector Engagement.
  •  Fluency in English and Spanish.

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.
  • Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
  • Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
  • Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.


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