Operations Manager, Peru



Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.


Operations and Grants Manager, Peru


ACDI/VOCA is seeking an Operations and Grants Manager for the regional project in the Amazon basin focused on strengthening Representation of Indigenous people in Governance of Amazon Forests and Waters. The project will engage private sector, governments, civil society groups, and academia in work with indigenous groups in the Amazon basin on advocacy efforts and raising awareness of indigenous people’s rights and responsibilities. The project is funded by USAID and is envisioned to start in 2018.


The Operations Manager will have the responsibility for overall administrative management including direct oversight of the operations, human resources (HR), procurement and grants aspects of the project. S/he will establish and maintain administration, HR, procurement and grants management systems according to USAID, ACDI/VOCA, and government regulations. S/he will ensure smooth operations in project offices across the region. The position will be based in Lima, Peru and may include frequent travel throughout the Amazon basin.


  • Oversee administration and HR management including: procurement, logistics, timesheets, salaries, benefits, payroll, performance reviews, and recruitment.

  • Ensure that Standards of Conduct, the Employee Policy Manual, Grants Manual, Procurement Manual, and other corporate and applicable policies, procedures, and schedules are adhered to.

  • Make recommendations concerning employment, performance, and other personnel actions.

  • Recommend, approve, and implement procedures, and schedules within limits of authority.

  • Establish clear and transparent grant management process including application, selection, award, tracking, monitoring, audit, and close-out.

  • Provide leadership, oversight and support to technical, operational staff, and grantees on grants and contracts management and compliance.


  • Master’s degree in business administration, economics, international relations, finance, or other relevant field preferred.

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in operations providing managerial oversight in implementation of complex, donor-funded project.

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable USAID regulations, policies, and practices in all areas (human resources, procurement, grants, and logistics).

  • Proven ability to successfully manage a team of diverse individuals with strong mentoring and teambuilding skills.
  • Demonstrated success in developing grants and contract awards processes and managing the full cycle of a grants portfolio.

  • Experience coordinating activities with relevant national and municipal government agencies and officials, HQ department supervisors, other implementers, stakeholders, and institutions.

  • Proven management skills in ethnic sensitive environments and demonstrated support of gender and ethnic inclusion in recruitment/hiring policies and practices.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Must be willing and able to travel independently, including to project sites as needed.

  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities Spanish is required, proficiency in English and/or Portuguese desired.


Peruvian, Colombian and other South American/Amazon region nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.



Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never solicit a payment from any applicant.



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