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Deputy Chief of Party/Operations - Colombia

DT Global
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Colombia Amazon Forests and Biodiversity Activity

DT Global is recruiting for an anticipated USAID project in Colombia entitled Amazon Forests and Biodiversity Activity. The purpose of this activity is (1) improve the effectiveness of environmental crime prevention and prosecution and (2) improve the effectiveness of forest conservation and management. This is an integrated activity designed to contribute to Colombian development by strengthening social cohesion, responsive governance, and environmentally sustainable economic development.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of all operations staff in collaboration with technical backstops at the Headquarters level; 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 Bogota, Colombia for the duration of the project.

Reporting & Supervision: The DCOP will report to the Chief of Party (COP). S/he will manage operations staff on the project.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. At least a Master’s-level degree in development, public administration, international relations, finance, or related field;

  2. A minimum of 10 years progressive experience managing complex international development projects in a related role (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those conducted in South America.

  3. At least five (5) years of experience in an Operations Manager or DCOP role for USAID-funded projects.

  4. Relevant work experience in Colombia and familiarity with Colombian institutions, Private Sector Companies, Civil Society groups, and legal and governmental structure strongly preferred;

  5. Demonstrated knowledge and skills with donor policies and procedures relative to subawards and sub-contracts, financial management, procurement processes, and management systems;

  6. Demonstrated experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and managing diverse staff;

  7. Proven effective communication and diplomacy skills; and

  8. Fluency in written and verbal English and Spanish.

Colombian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications: Please also send all resumes to

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.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

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