American Institutes for Research Job Vacancy: Deputy Chief of Party – Honduras

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July 17, 2016

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August 20, 2019

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Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Honduras

Job Opening: 8971

Honduran citizens are encouraged to apply.


Apply online
Deadline: 01 August 2016

Introduction
AIR is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education
programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues.
AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of
people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through
education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with
local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the
past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all
levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education;
and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of
social and behavioral change. In anticipation of a USAID-funded reading
project in Honduras, AIR is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for
Operations and Administration in Honduras.

Position Summary
The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) in overall project
management and implementation. Responsibilities include but are not
limited to:

  • Manage the operational, financial and administrative aspects of the
    project in all project offices (main office; regional staff); liaise
    closely with the COP, AIR home office staff and project leaders to
    ensure timely and effective oversight.

  • Oversee the Finance & Administration Manager’s routine pipeline
    analyses, forecasting and cash advances to ensure that there is
    sufficient financing for project implementation.

  • In coordination with the appropriate staff, quickly and efficiently
    solve operational, financial or administrative problems that arise in
    the course of project implementation.

  • Supervise procurement staff and ensure adherence to all USAID and AIR procurement compliance requirements.

  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of all financial deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines.

  • Serve as AIR’s alternate point of contact to USAID, government
    counterparts, local organizations, and program partners when the COP is
    unavailable.

  • Additional specific tasks and duties to be assigned as necessary to fulfill deliverables.

Reporting Relations

This position will report directly to the project’s Chief of Party and
will supervise the work of the local finance, operations, and
administrative staff. This person will also work closely with AIR’s
Washington, D.C.-based Project Director and finance and contracts
officers and with partner organization finance teams

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study from an accredited university required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum ten years of experience in international development in a senior management role.

  • Previous experience in logistics, procurement, finances and
    administration, and human resources required; experience on development
    projects with international organizations preferred; USAID experience
    required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of USAID compliance requirements, e.g., financial, procedural, reporting, deliverables, and procurement.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with sound and ethical procurement practices.

  • Proficiency in relevant computer software, such as spread sheets and
    financial applications; Microsoft Office suite required (Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint).

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to take initiative and lead a team on a complex project.

  • Fluency in Spanish language required (comprehension, reading, and writing); minimum intermediate knowledge of English required.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to comply with and model ethical work guidelines set forth by AIR.
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