The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall technical and administrative leadership of the project. Candidates for this position must have a proven track record of designing, implementing and successfully delivering donor-funded governance and/or conflict resolution projects in countries with socio-cultural, economic, and geographic situations similar to Guatemala. Candidates must have demonstrated professional achievements, and have excellent communication and writing abilities. Other responsibilities include:
- Provide overall strategic direction and leadership to program
- Manage relationship and communications with USAID and key public and private sector counterparts.
- Supervise component/technical leads, finance and operations management, communication, M&E.
- Master’s degree in international development, peace and conflict resolution, law, public administration, economics, or related field of study; or equivalent work experience.
- Fifteen (15) years or more of progressively responsible international work experience implementing multi-sector development programs with demonstrated strong project management and coordination skills
- At least five (5) years working directly on project activities related to community peace-building, violence reduction, governance, and/or youth & families
- Demonstrated strong leadership ability for effective project management, technical and analytical skills, personnel management, and strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Ability to effectively interact with government counterparts, local organizations, and private sector executives
- Excellent interpersonal skills with proven experience facilitating dialog among high-level leaders
- Past experience working in Guatemala and familiarity with the country’s socio-economic landscape is strongly preferred
- Demonstrated experience managing programs in the region is required
- Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English (FSI levels 4-4) is required