Chief of Party, Guatemala- Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Project

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Last update: Jul 18, 2022 Last update: Jul 18, 2022


Deadline: Aug 4, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Guatemala Guatemala
Organization: EnCompass LLC
Sectors: Gender, Human Rights, Conflict, Programme & Resource Management Gender, Human Rights, Conflict, Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Other
English, Spanish English, Spanish
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: Nov 24, 2021
Expected starting date: Oct 1, 2022


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Position Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking a Chief of Party (COP, Guatemala) candidate for an upcoming five-year activity for the USAID- Guatemala GBV Prevention and Response Project  focused on reducing the negative social and economic impacts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in targeted areas of Guatemala. The proposed Guatemala GBV Prevention and Response Project aims to support women, children, adolescents, and other vulnerable groups impacted by GBV and intrafamily violence in targeted communities with high rates of violence and out-migration to the United States.

The Chief of Party (COP) will serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and as the principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships. The COP will provide technical leadership for and supervision of consultants and staff engaged in this activity; ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables; and, prepare work plans, financial, logistical, and other documents.


Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:


  • Serve as the main point of contact for the activity, providing vision, direction, leadership, and management for the contract
  • Provide technical, operational, and managerial oversight to all aspects of the Activity to ensure all activities and deliverables are executed with quality and timeliness
  • Establish and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with the USAID Mission in Guatemala, USAID/Washington, and the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean as required, along with relevant in-country stakeholders; serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and as the principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and country/regional partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships
  • Manage the team throughout the country, ensure technical capacity of staff; provide technical assistance and backstopping when required
  • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with EnCompass’ standard operating procedures, USAID policies and regulations, and national policies and laws
  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned
  • Ensure optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones, objectives, deliverables, and targets


  • Responsible for the overall technical direction of the activity, ensuring quality and timeliness of all deliverables
  • Responsible for liaising with the private sector and government institutions at the local and national level, working closely with local and international partners
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening in support of a country’s journey to self-reliance, as defined by USAID


  • Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed
  • Responsible for ensuring protocols and mechanisms are in place staff safety while conducting program activities and overseeing privacy and confidentiality protocols for program implementation
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in political science, gender, international development, or a related field

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in gender, gender-based violence, conflict resolution, protection, or related areas
  • Experience working on gender equality and women’s empowerment, particularly GBV, and implementing cross-cutting programs. Experience working in gender activism related to these issues and addressing policy changes
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in leadership positions involving direction over relevant gender, governance, or economic growth strengthening activities either inside or outside the U.S.
  • Minimum five years of experience in a developing country context, with conflict areas preferred
  • An understanding of USAID gender and GBV programming, particularly in the LAC region, and experience managing USAID programs
  • Direct experience in designing, managing and implementation of cross-cutting programs related to gender, GBV, and development
  • Ability to communicate diplomatically and clearly
  • Superior speaking and writing skills in English; professional fluency in a second language desirable
  • Direct experience in designing, managing, and implementing cross-cutting programs specifically related to gender and development in developing countries
  • Knowledge of gender gaps/key gender issues across multiple international development sectors, such as agriculture, food security, health, education, civic participation, rule of law, global climate change, economic growth, natural resources management, among others
  • Familiarity with key GBV issues across multiple international development sectors, such as agriculture, food security, health, education, economic growth, civic participation, rule of law, global climate change and natural resources management
  • Familiarity with key topics in women’s economic empowerment, including the application of Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act and opportunities under the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP)
  • Experience in Guatemala or the LAC region strongly preferred; local and regional candidates will be prioritized
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Spanish (written and verbal)


How to Apply

Please complete the application, please, make sure you write your contact information and your full address, including country, submit CV and cover letter.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.