Guatemala: Deputy Chief of Party – Antcipated USAID Communities Building Peace Together (CBPT) Effort

Organization: Counterpart International
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 31 May 2017

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Job Profile:

Counterpart International is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide technical and managerial leadership, with a focus on overseeing the effective implementation of key activities on the anticipated five-year USAID Communities Building Peace Together (CBPT) Project. The overall goal of the CBPT is to address social conflict in the Western Highlands, specifically focusing on and empowering youth and families, while building peace at the community and municipal levels. The Project will seek to address the drivers of social conflict by focusing on four general categories—youth and families; governance; land; and extractive industries and natural resource exploitation. The DCOP will be expected to work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) to manage the day-to-day operations of the Project. This position will be based in Guatemala City, Guatemala and will report to the COP. Guatemalan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

· Support the COP in overall day-to-day management and operations of the program.

· Provide technical and managerial leadership, with a focus on overseeing effective implementation of key project activities.

· Assume full responsibility for the project in the absence of the COP.

· Support the development of program strategies, planning, and implementation of program activities while ensuring cohesion among program components, with attention to gender integration, social inclusion, youth engagement, and empowering Indigenous and other marginalized populations.

· Guide and ensure highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communications.

· Ensure program implementation is in compliance with Counterpart and USAID rules and regulations.

· Provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff.

· Represent Counterpart to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local CSOs, community organizations, Indigenous groups, private sector entities, and other donor organizations.

· Contribute to the development of reports including quarterly reports, annual results reports, pipeline and resource estimates.


Skills and Experience:

· Minimum 10 years of experience in international development, preferably in community development, violence prevention, or conflict transformation.

· Must have an excellent track record of achieving results in similar activities.

· Must have demonstrated high- level leadership, interpersonal, and analytical skills.

· Demonstrated experience in effectively working with local government structures, senior government officials, civil society actors, other donors and USG projects.

· Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse teams and building partnerships.

· Demonstrated commitment to gender integration, social inclusion, and building social cohesion within Indigenous groups and structures.

· Guatemalan or regional experience is preferred, with additional consideration for demonstrated Guatemalan experience.


· Minimum of a Master’s degree in public administration, public management, law, international development, youth development or other relevant fields.

· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and an additional three years of experience could be substituted for a Master’s degree.


· Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish. 3

How to apply:

All qualified should submit thier most up to date resume with three professional references through the Counterpart website*D217D9B66AC7B660

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