Chief of Party - Guatemala

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Guatemala entitled the Basic Education Quality and Transition to Lower Secondary Activity : BEQT.

This position will be based in Guatemala in Guatemala City or field offices in the project’s target departments and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

The anticipated Guatemala BEQT will improve foundational reading, writing, math, and social and emotional skills acquisition for children and youth, as well as increase retention and transition rates from primary to lower secondary in rural Guatemala.

  • Additionally, the anticipated five-year activity will strengthen local subrecipient(s)’ capacity to become a USAID implementing partner;
  • strengthen school management systems; and increase engagement with communities and families to support foundational skills practice outside of school as well as enrollment, attendance, and transitions in school.

    BEQT will emphasize the inclusion of marginalized groups such as indigenous children and youth, girls, and learners with disabilities.

    Position Description

  • The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the project, including : managing the annual work plan and budgeting process;
  • creating / maintaining an effective project management team; overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results.

    This individual will be the primary liaison with the funder (USAID), key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. Her / his primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership, management oversight, and technical direction for the program, ensuring an integrated vision across components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.

    The Chief of Party will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.

    S / he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements. The Chief of Party will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; however a Master’s degree in education, public administration, international development, or related field from an accredited university;
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. is highly preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex donor-funded development activities in challenging environments.
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity issues in education.
  • Relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.
  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.
  • Experience in the education sector in Guatemala or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish required; fluency in English preferred.
  • This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

    This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits. Please visit the FHI 360 Career Center at for a list of all open positions.

    FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.

    This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

    This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    FHI 360 is an whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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    Publicada el 23/07/2021

    Finaliza el 31/10/2021

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