Access to justice jobs: Chief of party in El Salvador

February 1, 2012 at 11:09 pm Leave a comment

The ideal applicant will have at least 7 years of experience in programs with a focus on rule of law and 5 years of experience working on USAID-funded capacity development programs. The deadline has been extended to February 15.

Title: Chief of Party (COP)
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Expected Start Date: Spring 2012, Project is expected to last for 3 years.

The Chief of Party (COP) will be the lead employee in El Salvador providing the primary contact with the program’s sponsoring client. S/He will be responsible for setting the overall framework under which the program will be implemented. The COP will carry out his/her responsibilities in a professional manner consistent with employer’s values. The COP will carry power-of-attorney on behalf of employer’s in-country program implementation activities. S/he will report to, and be evaluated by Program Director (PD). In the position as COP, s/he will be responsible for employer’s field presence, contractual compliance and all aspects of program implementation and management. The COP will also be responsible for effectively positioning the project for option year funding and other business development opportunities such as follow-on or new contracts.

1. Reviews and demonstrates knowledge about executed contract including its Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and AID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR) clauses and ensures all contract obligations are met.
2. Directs program start-up activities such as office set-up, preparation and finalization of program work plan and budget for base (and options years) as well as the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (M&E) and oversees program close-out activities, including final report preparation.
3. Provides employer with business development support by fulfilling contract obligations and delivering strong program performance leading to funding of option years and possible follow-on contracts.
4. And more……
Required Skills Experience and Knowledge :
• Minimum ten (10) years of experience in international development sector.
• Minimum seven (7) years of experience in programs with a focus on rule of law (police reform, judicial reform, court administration).
• Minimum five (5) years of experience working on USAID-funded capacity development programs.
• Minimum 5 years of experience supervising complex and challenging field operations in closed societies, conflict environments, fragile or transitional countries, and/ or war-torn societies.
• Experience working in El Salvador or the region is a plus.
• Knowledge of relevant federal regulations and procedures is preferred.
• Knowledge and work experience in rule of law or justice sector reform in Latin America.
• Multiple country work experience is required.
• Ability to represent employer in meetings and interact with senior Mission, Embassy, Host Country Government officials.

• Familiarity with standard business Information Technology (IT) applications.
• Excellent reporting, writing and presentation skills.
• Fluency in Spanish and English is required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment: Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable. Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.

Travel: Must be willing to live and work in El Salvador; must be willing to travel internationally.

How to Apply: Please send resume/CV and a completed USAID Biographical Data form (can be obtained at ) by email to: Please include “Chief of Party-El Salvador” in the subject line, and ensure that CV includes a list of three (3) referees. Applicants will be reviewed only when all requested documents are received.


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