Director, Operations and Implementation - Colombia
Save The Children
Bogot, CO
hace 5 días
source : DirectEmployers Association

DescriptionSummarySave the Children is seeking an Operations and Implementation Director for the anticipated five-year $50 Million USAID-funded Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) in Colombia.

The proposed program will build the capacity of vulnerable youth, disengaged child soldiers, and former youth offenders to cope with the effects of crime and violence and reduce the risk of recidivism.

In order to do so, YRA will develop peaceful and protective environments, strengthen the relationships among youth, their families, communities, and local authorities and provide alternative education and economic opportunities to at-risk youth.

Using this comprehensive model, YRA will be better positioned to respond to the needs of violence-affected youth and their communities, support the prevention of recidivism by disengaged child soldiers and former youth offenders, and foster greater economic and social stability in Colombia.

Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties) The Operations and Implementation Director will function as the operational lead, and ensure effective, efficient and compliant operations across all program levels and modalities.

This position will ensure strong operational collaboration between consortium members, and will develop tools and procedures to guide standard program transfers, logistics, procurement, sub-awards and administration.

The Operations and Implementation Director will coordinate closely with Finance and Technical staff to maintain a streamlined management approach at National, Departmental and Municipal levels.

Key Functions : + Establish and monitor standard operating procedures to guide effective, efficient and compliant operations in the areas of administration / HR, sub-awards, transfers, procurement and logistics across all office levels and partners.

  • Develop tools, templates, and training packages for these operating procedures. Train all relevant team members (including consortium partner team members) in the same.
  • Monitor the implementation of these systems, supervising team members leading each function, ensuring that corrective action is taken in service of program efficiency wherever required.
  • Work closely with the Finance, MEAL, and Technical teams to ensure that program delivery is streamlined and coordinated.
  • Lead required operational adjustments - which may vary by region - as the security situation and implementation context evolves, in a proactive and consultative manner.
  • Lead sub-award processes and related reporting and monitoring requirements.+ Lead operational work-planning functions for major program elements.
  • Lead recruitment and retention planning and implementation, ensuring a sound human resource base for the program; support partner HR processes and operations.
  • Ensure that job functions across partners are standardized in a clear, accountable manner.+ Manage the program's accountability and feedback mechanism, and lead related operational adjustments based on suggestions and information received.

  • Contribute to relationship management with Stakeholders.+ Ensure sound security management protocols and related logistics policies and procedures.
  • Lead the operational aspects of routine and ad hoc program reporting.Required Qualifications + Advanced degree (Master's) in a relevant field and at least five years of relevant field-based operational management experience;
  • or, a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and at least seven years of relevant field-based experience.+ Demonstrated operational experience with programs working in Arauca, Antioquia, Caquetá, Cauca, Chocó, Nariño, Norte de Santander, and / or Valle del Cauca.

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple aspects of operations management, including administration / HR, logistics, procurement, transfers, security management and compliance.
  • Experience implementing USAID or USG programming.+ Ability and willingness to travel frequently.+ Strong standard operating procedure development and training skills.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills in Spanish. English language competency preferred.+ Colombian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • About Save the Children Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

    We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.

    Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact.

    All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse.

    In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse.

    All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

    We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran.

    Save the Children complies with all applicable laws. Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

    However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

    41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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