Deputy Director, WV Guatemala

11722-19N09030
Guatemala
12-Nov-18
International Role - Yes
2+ Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead the implementation of the national strategy (Promise 2030) through the effective management and implementation of programs in the field, including sponsorship programs, PNS projects (non-sponsorship) and grant projects to achieve the objectives and goals within the framework of the quality standards required by the Global Center.

Support ND in the development of innovation and strategies for fundraising.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and oversee operational models implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Supervise a team of senior level of national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex government funded projects.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Lead emergency response.

  • Promote the sustainability of project activities and operation through the strengthening of implementing partners and community organizations.

  • Verify risk controls and solution of the observations and recommendations of the internal, external, special and international audits to maintain quality standards.

  • Replace the National Director in his absence or as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Master’s degree project management or a related field.

  • 5 years of professional experience executive similar position.

  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and project management skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.

  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Strong presentation skills. (English and Spanish).

  • Fluency in English and Spanish.

  • Availability to travel.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex post-conflict environment.

  • Experience as a CoP, Deputy CoP (DCoP), or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency oral and written in Spanish and English.

Preferred:

  • Similar executive position is required.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.