Guatemala: Chief of Party – Guatemala

Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 01 Jul 2017

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Chief of Party – Guatemala

Department/Location: Guatemala

Reports To: Project Director

Type: Regular Full-Time


IBTCI is currently seeking a Chief of Party to coordinate the upcoming USAID/Guatemala Metrics Project. The Metrics Project (Metrics) will provide monitoring, evaluation design, and learning support services to the USAID/Guatemala Mission. The overall purpose of this project is to enhance USAID/Guatemala's monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and learning systems and capacity for accountability and adaptation across or within projects and activities. Generally, Metrics will provide services that fit into three areas: (1) Evaluation Design, (2) Performance Monitoring, and (3) Learning and Adaptation.

The period of performance is expected to be 5 years and is expected to be based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The position is contingent upon a successful award.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide management support and technical oversight of the project.
  • Collaborate with donor clients, implementing partners, and stakeholders.
  • Lead and direct activities and adhere to USAID, IBTCI and local rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures (including USAID FARS and ADS).
  • Deliver high-quality outputs in accordance with agreed upon work plan and timeframe.
  • Manage a staff of senior experts.
  • Manage financial and administrative resources.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

§ Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, regional institutions, donors including USAID, national governments, local organizations, and other partners and stakeholders.

§ Ability to successfully manage and contribute to the professional growth of staff in a multi-cultural setting.

§ Capable of high-level analyses and supporting Mission senior management in broad-gauged and big picture planning.

Minimum Requirements:

§ At least 10 years of experience of progressive responsibility managing or implementing complex international development programs and projects, including extensive leadership experience leading development project teams (workplan preparation and implementation, logistics, budget preparation and tracking, staffing, reporting and meeting deliverables).

§ At least 8 years of demonstrated experience in enhancing performance monitoring, evaluation, and/or data use for decision-making.

§ Excellent organization and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver a quality written product.

§ Excellent oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

§ Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English is required.

§ Spanish language skills required.

§ Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) experience preferred.


Must possess a graduate degree in management, organizational development, international development, economics, statistics, or a related field.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: The COP will supervise the technical and administrative stuff under this project.

Travel: International travel is required.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

How to apply:

To apply, please utilize IBTCI's online portal by accessing the following link:

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