Guatemala: Chief of Party, Guatemala

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017

For over 50 years and in 145 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. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 44 projects in 31 countries and revenues of $151 million.

We are currently seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID funded Communities Building Peace Together Project (CBPT) project in Guatemala.


  • Provide the vision and overall leadership to the team
  • Supervise technical implementation and program administration
  • Implement activities in accordance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Work with headquarters staff on development of budgets and pipelines analyses
  • Coordinate with USAID/Guatemala, key governmental counterparts, regional governments, the private sector, community based organizations, and other nongovernmental partners
  • Oversee and ensure timeliness of monitoring and evaluation activities. Develop necessary reports for donor and ACDI/VOCA management; manage final evaluation process.
  • Coordinate activities and prepare annual results report, resource requests, quarterly reports and pipeline analyses; coordinate with HQ on development of profiles, success stories, etc.
  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.


  • Minimum of university degree in a related field such as Peace and Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Law, International Relations, Public Policy/Administration, Community Development required; a Master’s Degree or equivalent in human rights, political science, gender studies, international development, conflict and peacebuilding is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a progressively more responsible position with at least 5 years as a chief of party or equivalent role
  • At least five years of experience providing technical advice and implementing large scale donor-funded in areas like: conflict-mitigation, violence prevention, community development, inclusion, human rights, and youth at risk programs
  • Adequate knowledge and practical experience with conducting conflict analysis as well as adaptive context driven programming approaches highly desirable
  • Experience in the use of alternative dispute resolution methodologies (including mediation), in the use of traditional dispute resolution methods, and in conforming such to modern human rights requirements, is required
  • Experience engaging and building capacity of local and regional organizations on social inclusion issues and in civil society and government institutional building
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, municipal authorities, the private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), communities, donor, and project staff, is required
  • Proven capacity to facilitate coordination amongst diverse sectors/actors, and strong experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including civil society, and government (local, state, national), is required
  • Demonstrated experience in working with senior government officials and the private sector to support a program’s objectives
  • Specific track record around social accountability, community driven development, championing the rights marginalized and vulnerable populations, and other related voice and empowerment initiatives in the context of conflict prevention is desired.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework highly desirable.
  • Experience working in developing countries, preferably in Central America or Latin America.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, strategic thinking, and ability to lead diverse teams in major multi-year programs in conflict resolution, human rights, and governance.
  • Prior experience managing large USAID-funded programs with large sub-grant components, and familiarity with USAID and US Government monitoring, evaluation, and reporting requirements.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required; excellent written and spoken Spanish and English skills – FSI IV.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the field work, project management, and monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Previous experience in Guatemala is highly preferred.

How to apply:

Please apply online at or at No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

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