The Associate Director for Colombia, a newly created position, will work collaboratively with the Shared Resources Colorado team and the Colombia Advisory Board to lead the roll-out and implementation of the Shared Resources – Colombia (SRC) program. The Associate Director will be responsible for finalizing the program’s design, launching the program in Colombia, and leading the adaptive management of program objectives based on partner and stakeholder feedback. This will include building key relationships with community and government partners, as well as other stakeholders across civil society and the private sector. The Associate Director will also lead the required administrative and operational aspects of the program in collaboration with the OEF home office and sister program activities in Colombia.
Shared Resources Program Director
Shared Resources Colombia Strategy
- In collaboration with the Shared Resources home office team and with local partners, validate proposed strategies and/or identify new opportunities and approaches
- Refine and validate the SRC Theory of Change, ensuring alignment with the broader Shared Resources program Theory of Change
- Ensure an embedded monitoring and evaluation approach, developed in collaboration with partners, to track effectiveness of the SRC strategy and ensure continual improvement
- Develop annual budgets and work plans to ensure the effective implementation of SRC’s strategies
Partnership Building & External Engagement
- Lead the development of partnerships with community, government and other stakeholders in line with the Shared Resources program principles
- Maintain open, transparent and consistent communication with stakeholders
- Lead the coordination of the Colombia Advisory Board, ensuring open communication, listening and integration of Board feedback into SRC strategies and work plans
- Build a foundation of trust to ensure the effectiveness of Shared Resources to the Colombian context
- Ensure coordination of stakeholder engagement with other OEF activities in Colombia
Operations and Administration
- Ensure that Shared Resources – Colombia is prudently managed from a financial and operational standpoint
- Develop and refine Shared Resources – Colombia’s operational, marketing and human resource strategies in collaboration with OEF sister program PASO Colombia
- Develop and implement a formal plan for protecting the safety and security of Shared Resources personnel, in line with the OEF Security Policy
- Ensure that Shared Resources complies with relevant Colombian and US laws and requirements
Leadership and Management
- Determine program staffing requirements
- Identify, lead, coach, develop and retain a high-performing Colombia staff
- Ensure effective systems to track progress, regularly evaluate program components and communicate results to program partners, the Shared Resources home office, the Colombia Advisory Board and other constituents
- Establish a positive, supportive and inspiring work environment
One Earth Future’s (OEF) purpose is to promote peace through governance by catalyzing systems and resilient networks that eliminate the root causes of war and conflict. Increased governance, if deemed legitimate and inclusive, has tended to decrease armed conflict. OEF’s programs inform and catalyze multi-sector and multi-level governance networks that integrate governments, multilateral agencies, civil societies, business and communities to create constellations of uniform, rules-based systems that eliminate the root causes of war. OEF believes that to be effective these global governance systems must provide sufficient benefit to stakeholders and must be representative of local, national, regional, and sometimes international, interests.
THE SHARED RESOURCES PROGRAM
In mid-2016, OEF launched a new program – the Shared Resources program – to focus on how the local communities and organizations impacted by extractives development can have a greater role in the decisions that determine if, when and how an oil, gas and mining resource will be developed as a means towards reducing extractives-related violence and mitigating the risk of armed conflict. The program is considering two questions:
- What are the most effective mechanisms and networks for local and community representation and participation in the extractives development process?
- How can these mechanisms and networks address the local dimensions of violence and reduce the risk of wider armed conflict?
The program is currently finalizing its approach in Colombia which is likely to include:
- Identifying mechanisms and networks that can lead to more representative governance in extractives development that is inclusive of community participation and decision-making;
- Collaborating directly with communities, governments, the private sector and other relevant actors in specific sites to support community participation in resource governance; and
Building evidence of what works.
- Advanced degree in political science, law, international relations, environmental studies, natural resource management, sociology, social psychology, or other relevant disciplines
- At least 10 years of progressively responsible, relevant professional experience, with at least 3 years in senior management
- At least 5 years of direct field experience with community-driven initiatives and dispute resolution in fragile or weak states in the context of natural resource extraction activity
- Strong experience in Colombia with natural resource extraction activity and related stakeholders
- Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of local and international stakeholders
- Ability to identify and develop approaches to minimize conflict at the institutional and individual levels with a range of partners and stakeholders
- A demonstrable ability to manage highly complex workplace environments and the ability to adapt rapidly to new technical areas and management challenges
- The ability to set clear priorities, delegate responsibility and guide investment in people and systems
- Keen analytical, organizational and problem solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making
- Highly professional and diplomatic
- Strategically focused on achieving short-, medium-, and long-term goals
- Professional fluency in Spanish and English
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other standard work place softwares
- Extensive travel in Colombia with some travel to the USA
Please send a cover letter detailing your experience and salary requirements and a CV or resume, to Daryn Ridenour at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email. Application deadline, April 17, 2017.