Project Summary :
The USAID / OTI Colombia Program aims to advance the initial obligation of peace implementation by helping the Government of Colombia (GOC) install its own flexible, rapid response capacity to achieve quick wins;
jump start peace implementation in the most critical national security geography in accordance with prioritization done by GOC;
and provide punctual, strategic technical assistance to three levels of government.
Please note : Only Colombian citizens are eligible for this position.
Position Summary :
This position supports the logistical and administrative needs of the field teams and grantees, assisting with grants administration and local procurement.
S / he assists with rapid assessments, supports procurement, and collects situational and security information. Traveling frequently within their assigned area, Field Logistics Officers (FLOs) also provide direct support to grantees that are implementing complex or first-time grants and assist with M&E on an ongoing basis.
The FLO will be based in Bogotá.
Routinely liaise with field teams and Grants Specialists to assist in in maintaining communication with grantees and following up on any needed communication or documentation.
Routinely liaise with Procurement Specialists to confirm delivery of goods and services to grantees and to report any issues related to procured goods.
Monitor ongoing grants, which include : attending activity events, gathering information requests, writing updates and reports on grant impact and progress and attending coordination meetings for grant activities.
Assist Grant Specialist and Procurement Specialist with processing grantee paperwork when needed and monitor grantee to ensure that grant implementation adheres to grantee concept and timeline.
Provide technical assistance to potential grantees as required during the grant’s preparation stage, including grant application and grant budget preparation.
Organize regional meetings with grantees, focus groups, community leaders and members.
Contribute pictures and supporting documents to the grant file.
Support the Monitoring and Evaluation officer in the collection of raw data for input into the database.
Coordinate project events, conferences and activities, including site selection and logistics.
Perform other tasks as requested by the Chief of Party and the Deputy Chief of Party as well as the supervising Program Development Officer.
Contribute to the project’s security network by coordinating any information about security / travel issues with the Security / Logistics Officer.
Other tasks as needed related to activity and project implementation priorities.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or related field optional but not required
2-3 years of field experience with provision of logistical and administrative support to development, humanitarian or transitional projects in communities affected by conflict.
Ability to handle high volume of priorities, events, projects and be able to stay organized and ensure follow-through on activity needs.
Excellent communication skills are required as well as a) proactive problem-solving skills independently and with teams, b) a strong service orientation, and c) assertive communication and emotional intelligence.
Ability to work effectively and collegially under pressure in a stressful environment and with colleagues from different backgrounds.
Experience working in such roles with USAID projects, specifically OTI, is a plus but not required.
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