El Salvador: Democracy and Governance Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA)

Organization: Counterpart International
Country: El Salvador
Closing date: 21 Apr 2017

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Job Profile:

Counterpart International is seeking a Senior Democracy and Governance Specialist (STTA), with a good track record in successful project management, donor relations and troubleshooting to support the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) with completing specific Project start-up deliverables and to assist with day-to-day management of all aspects of project implementation (technical, financial, compliance). The ideal candidate must have strong familiarity with USAID processes and procedures, including project start-up, USAID procurement policy and grant making, and monitoring practices. The STTA specialist will assist the DCOP in proactively building strategic alliances with USAID, local government officials, local partner organizations, and other country level funders. Will also assist with developing program strategies and in planning and implementation program activities while ensuring cohesion among program components, providing technical support, staff management and development, and high-standard reporting to the donor.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support DCOP in overall management of the program.
  • Support DCOP and technical team in development of program strategies, planning, and implementation of program activities, while ensuring cohesion among program components, with attention to gender integration and social inclusion.
  • Provide higher management and strategic support in finalizing key programmatic deliverables, including the first Annual Work Plan and Quarterly Report.
  • Work to ensure identification and contracting of staff is carried out properly.
  • Ensure program implementation and administrative tasks are compliant with Counterpart’s, the Government of El Salvador, and USAID’s policies/procedures and rules/regulations, particularly with respect to procurement.
  • Participate in developing program reports, including pipeline and resource estimates.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in law, administration, political science, or closely related field.
  • At least 15 years of experience in managing projects in governance, civil society, or human rights, with at least 10 of which have been in managing USAID projects.
  • Strong knowledge of US Government procurement processes and procedures.
  • Track record in troubleshooting for internationally funded projects.
  • Deep knowledge of the political context of El Salvador, its laws, history, and government institutions.
  • Experience in staff development and mentorship.


  • Experience in strengthening governmental institutions.
  • Knowledge of Salvadoran security sector.
  • Knowledge of legislative and electoral processes.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a copy of their most up to date resume and USAID 1420 form with three professional references with contact informaiton (email and phone) to stesfagiorgis@counterpart.org with "D&G STTA" in the subject line. Please no follow up emails or phone calls as only finalists will be contacted.

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