Deputy Director Venezuela At Project HOPE

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers. who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build. hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.


The Deputy Director for Proyecto Esperanza will lead Regional and Program teams and as such plays a key role in maintaining a strategic vision for the overall response, maintaining constructive relationships both inside and outside of the organization and ensuring overall program quality and impact. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the Steering Committee and Senior Leadership Team and will supervise 60+ staff.

The Deputy Director will actively support the Executive Director in defining strategic frameworks and their adoption through to implementation.

S/he will be responsible to:

· Lead Regional and Programs teams and ensure proactive and positive coordination with other departments within the organization.

· Leads the strengthening and development of the program and regional strategies and their successful roll out.

· Develop, oversee and maintain a cohesive strategic vision for country program that aligns with Proyecto Esperanza´s overall country strategy.

· Represent Proyecto Esperanza at coordination meetings in close consultation with the Executive Director.

· Establish and strengthen productive relationships with relevant organizations and networks, technical experts, government, and partner agencies as required.

· Actively support in the management of the relationship with academic partners and other sub-implementing partners.


· Provide leadership to Proyecto Esperanza´s Regional and Program teams, to ensure that interventions are conducted in the required times and the desired quality, and that priorities and opportunities identified are in line with and contribute to achievement of the organization´s objectives and overall country strategy.

· Ensure that the program portfolio and implementation plan is up to date and that projects are on track to meet programmatic objectives in line with identified goals.

· Provide guidance to Programs in coordination with Grants and M& E teams regarding tools and strategies to ensure that programs consider inputs from communities, a thorough understanding of the operational context, and the application of technical best practices.

· Work with the country and HQ teams to support funding opportunities and develop competitive, responsive proposals that meet internal standards and respond to needs.

· Provide leadership and supervisory management for programs, including mobilization and stewardship of resources, program quality and accountability, and performance management.

· Participate actively in country program management, coordination, and strategy meetings with other members of the Senior Leadership Team.

· In close coordination with the Executive Director and the manager of Institutional Relations, oversee organizational partnerships across all outcome areas and actors including Academic partners, Local Organizations, Sub-implementing partners and Government.

· Ensure Program managers develop, adapt and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems in close collaboration with the M& E unit to demonstrate program effectiveness and quality.

· Ensure appropriate, effective and timely grant management and budget spending to achieve program goals, including procurement, use and distribution of supplies and resources.

· Supervise and mentor direct report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives in close consultation with the Executive Director, establishing a supportive environment while emphasizing accountability, providing regular and timely constructive performance feedback, and leading documented performance reviews.

· Work closely with team members to promote strong teamwork and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to perform in their roles.

· Promote and monitor staff care and well-being adhering to Duty of Care policies.

· Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.

· Work with the Steering Committee (Senior Leadership Team) and Senior Management teams to ensure that the Regional and Program teams are actively engaged in trouble-shooting and decision-making processes.

· Maintain open communications with regional management staff, regional technical advisors, and HQ Regional staff.

· Support Accountability, Compliance and Ethics initiatives and activities in all program implementation.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

5 direct reports overseeing a total of 60 staff across 4 Departments.

These include:

1) Programs Teams:

a) Programs Director

i) Communities team (3)

ii) Health Programs team (4)

iii) WASH / IPC Programs team (4)

iv) PICIS team (4)

2) Technical Advisors

a) HEALTH Advisor

b) WASH Advisor

c) Protection Advisor

3) Regional Teams

a) Head of Regions

i) Regional Teams (X)


· At least 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience managing complex humanitarian programming.

· Previous experience in an emergency or conflict-afflicted setting.

· Strong familiarity with Project HOPE core programming areas, including Health, WASH and Protection.

· Demonstrated successful leadership experience managing a multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural team and multi- location teams.

· Excellent coordination and negotiation skills are critical, both for internal coordination and for working with key stakeholders.

· Demonstrated ability for rapid, accurate analysis of complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic priorities into operational strategies.

· Extensive experience providing oversight for a program portfolio consisting of a variety of complex, high-value donor- funded projects.

· Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish is required.

· Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively in English and Spanish with senior internal and external stakeholders.

· Extensive representation and fundraising success in the LAC region, including prior experience establishing relationships with international donors is desired.

· Capacity to cope with ambiguity and stressful work environments.

· Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes.

Professional Standards

Project HOPE staff must adhere to the values and principles established by HOPE policies and procedures.

These include standards for professional conduct—including policies on Donor Compliance, Accountability to Affected Populations, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity and Responsibility, and Anti-Retaliation.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.

· Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.

· Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

· Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.

· Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.

· Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.

· While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.

· Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the considerable number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/ future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

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