Guatemala: Technical Consultants – USAID Harnessing Emerging Political Leadership for a Secure and Accountable Guatemala Project.

Organization: Counterpart International
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

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Counterpart International is currently seeking Technical Consultants for an anticipated five-year USAID Harnessing Emerging Political Leadership for a Secure and Accountable Guatemala Project. The project will be designed to incorporate youth from at-risk, high violence, urban marginalized communities that lack opportunities and youth who have been inspired by the political crisis to take a more active political role, with the goal of developing an inclusive, representative next generation of civil society and political leaders. The ideal candidates will have expertise in political science, leadership training, and working with at-risk youth.

Counterpart is currently looking for consultants based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct meetings with organizations and individuals involved in youth political leadership development.
  • Respond to surveys and questionnaires with relevant information to inform program design.
  • Conduct desk research on Guatemala’s local, regional, and national government.
  • Provide costing and legal information for program activity and budget design.
  • Identify obstacles and risks related to program design and implementation.
  • Submit periodic reports.
  • Initiate project staff recruitment efforts.
  • Assist in developing a program monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Arrange meetings and logistics for international staff design visits.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as political science, public administration, management, or education.
  • Detailed experience working with youth, academia, and elected public officials.
  • A history of working with both government and civil society on issues of common interest and cooperation.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, leadership training, and team building.
  • Strong multicultural, interpersonal, and supervision skills.
  • Ability to write high quality assessment / evaluation reports.
  • Knowledge of USAID development approaches, as well as understanding of USAID rules and regulations and mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Professional written and oral fluency in English and Spanish.

How to apply:

Please apply online at*42C51439DE22527C

No calls or emails.Counterpart International is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of Counterpart International to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.***

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