Deputy Chief Of Party - USAID/Guatemala GBV Prevention And Response Project

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Last update: May 19, 2022 Last update: May 19, 2022


Deadline: Jul 1, 2022
Location: Guatemala Guatemala
Organization: EnCompass LLC
Sectors: Gender, Human Rights, Programme & Resource Management Gender, Human Rights, Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Permanent position
English, Spanish English, Spanish
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: May 19, 2022
Expected starting date: Jan 2, 2023


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EnCompass LLC seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Manager for an upcoming five-year activity USAID/Guatemala GBV Prevention and Response Project focused on reducing the negative social and economic impacts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in targeted areas of Guatemala. The proposed Guatemala GBV Prevention and Response Project aims to support women, children, adolescents, and other vulnerable groups impacted by GBV and intrafamily violence in targeted communities with high rates of violence and out-migration to the United States.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

The DCOP will be responsible for the financial aspects of the project and the day-to-day management of the EnCompass project field office located in Guatemala. The DCOP will:

  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and the EnCompass Home Office Finance and Contracts teams to develop, manage, and maintain the project’s financial, operational, and contract systems and processes, ensuring compliance with USAID requirements (i.e., FAR, ADS, FAM, grants under contracts), Guatemalan law and EnCompass LLC organizational policies and enabling transparency, accountability and accuracy
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for procurement of supplies, services (including sub-consultancy services), and equipment
  • Develop and maintain procurement system to allow for timely engagement of Guatemalan organizations through sub-contracting; create and maintain procurement manual 
  • Develop, execute, and manage consultant, subcontractor, and vendor agreements, authorize and approve payments to consultants, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Manage local payroll and reporting
  • Develop, analyze, and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets
  • Execute all budget and financial tracking and reporting requirements and respond to related inquiries by USAID and the EnCompass Home Office in a timely fashion
  • Provide direction and guidance to subcontractor staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR, and logistical questions
  • May also supervise the Finance and Administrative Specialist and work closely with this Specialist to execute activities listed above.

Position Requirements

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in finance, management, business administration, procurement, or related field

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: contract administrative compliance, finance and procurement (subcontracts), and direct supervision of professional and support staff
  • Experience managing operations for international development projects, with strong preference on experience with USAID programs
  • Proficient in US Government procurement, human resources, and financial reporting processes and requirements
  • Previous experience managing staff of 10-20 people
  • Previous experience managing highly complex projects with budgets on the $20-40 million dollar range.
  • Previous experience working in Grants Under Contracts preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable Guatemalan laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources
  • Guatemalan national preferred
  • High-level of working proficiency in both spoken and written English, and fluent in Spanish language

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter and complete the application.