Chief of Party
Requisition Number 17-0013 Post Date 1/24/2017 Title Chief of Party City Description Chief of PartyCommunities in Transition Division Position Location: Guatemala Background:Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, DC, Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the US Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Position Summary: Creative Associates seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Guatemala. The overall goal of the Communities Building Peace Together (CBPT) Project is to diagnose and 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 COP will be responsible for the overall implementation and provides supervisory and administrative oversight to the project. The COP will oversee coordination with key stakeholders (including the GOG, civil society, the private sector, and others) and lead preparation and oversite of any subcontract. Additionally, the COP will be responsible for communications with USAID, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with the Government of Guatemala and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to conflict mitigation and community development in Guatemala, particularly in the Western Highlands. Minimum Qualifications: At least a Master's degree in public policy, political science, or other related fields and 7 years of senior management experience with progressively increasing responsibilities managing development projects; a Bachelor's degree in public policy, political science, or other related fields and 10 years of senior management experience with progressively increasing responsibilities managing development projects; or 15 years of senior management experience to substitute the education requirement.Relevant technical expertise in community development, youth development, violence prevention, migration or other related fields.Experience working with senior government officials and building consensus among diverse actors.Experience managing USG complex contracts and agreements preferred. Experience in Latin America preferred. Speaking and writing fluency in English and Spanish. Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.This position is contingent upon donor funding.Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. Apply Online Send This Job to a Friend ResourcesMultimediaPublicationsOne PagersVimeoYouTube ConnectBlogFacebookTwitterLinkedIn Where We WorkWhere We WorkCurrent ProjectsPast Projects CareersAvailable JobsWhy CreativeFAQs NewsNewsFeature StoriesSpecial ReportsPress Releases OtherDirectionsPrivacy StatementFraud & MisconductFiscal ResponsibilityEmailExtranetOffice Status Creative Associates International5301 Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 700Washington, DC 20015202.966.5804 (C) 2014 Creative Associates International. All rights reserved. DID YOU KNOW?Creative has trained 91,764 Ugandan teachers in participatory learning practices.