ChildFund International seeks a Chief of Party for a USAID-funded School Based Violence Prevention project in Honduras
General Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) shall provide overall technical and administrative
leadership and expertise for this activity and will serve as the primary authority for all decision making
related to this activity. He/she shall be the liaison with USAID/Honduras on management and technical
matters. He/she shall be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the activity and
report directly to the designated USAID COR. S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure the
activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP shall take a leadership role in
coordination among USAID and key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. The COP position
requires political savvy, as s/he shall interact with numerous GOH institutions and senior‐level national
and county‐level government officials. The COP will be skilled and experienced. S/he shall have
demonstrated strong leadership, management and technical skills as well as the ability to work in
complex, politically charged, unstable environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse
teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
Master’s degree in public administration, international development, Education Management or
other social science or related discipline
Minimum 10 years (15 years preferred) of international development experience with relevant management, supervisory and technical experience working with program of a similar scope to this activity
Minimum 7 years (10 years preferred) of experience in a senior management or leadership role, i.e. Project Director, Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party
Minimum 5 years in education in crisis and conflict zones, citizen security, positive youth
development, or a field that is directly related to school based violence prevention.
Previous experience managing international development donor‐funded projects.
Previous experience working with government systems related to education, governance and crime
and violence reduction.
Proven track record and experience in project designs, policy dialogue, strategic planning and
implementation, of education in crisis and violence reduction through school settings.
Strong communication and presentation skills. Excellent communication skills in English are
Experience working in Latin America is required with experience in Central America preferred.
Experience working in international settings.
10 + years working in the field of education in crisis, citizen security, positive youth development, or
5+ years of experience within Central America preferred.
Experience managing education projects being implemented in high‐risk urban areas with gang
Experience with local government capacity building and local service delivery improvement.
Experience managing large, multi‐million dollar complex projects. Projects valued +$20 million
SPANISH: Advanced Professional Proficiency in Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing is required.
ENGLISH: Advanced Professional Proficiency in Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing is required