Back Chief of Party, Guatemala

  • Added Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018

Job Title: Chief of Party, USAID nutrition, maternal and child health (MCH) and family planning (FP) project

Based in Guatemala City

Up to 30**%** local travel

Reports to Country Director PASMO Guatemala

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI seeks a seasoned Chief of Party (COP) to provide leadership, technical guidance, management and coordination to an anticipated $10-25 million dollar, 5-year USAID-funded project in Guatemala. The project will build the capacity of and provide technical assistance to Guatemala's Ministry of Health in areas of Maternal, Infant, Child Health, Family Planning and Nutrition. This project will strengthen national government policies, their implementation at the local level, and health systems to expand access to improved nutrition and health services and encourage behavior changes at the community level to increase uptake of healthy behaviors.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

  • Provide technical leadership to the program and partners;
  • Oversee a management team in the project office and be responsible for close coordination among partners.
  • Lead internal and external program planning, communication, and reporting with sub-partners.
  • Build relationships among partners. Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with donors, implementing partners, Guatemala's government entities and the private sector.
  • Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID.
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements.

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master's degree or higher in Public Health (MPH), Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration, International Development or other related field.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing public health programs in Central America, particularly Guatemala;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team of technical experts and partners;
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory capability in leading projects of similar scope, particularly USAID-funded cooperative agreements, including financial and human resource management skills
  • Proven leadership experience working collaboratively with high-level stakeholders across sectors, preferably in Guatemala or Central America;
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded regulations (e.g. Federal Acquisition Regulations and Foreign Assistance Act) and activity management.
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish.

  • References will be required.

What would get us excited?

  • The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for supply chain and private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, other USAID projects, ideally in Guatemala, local organizations and partners.
  • Experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • A good understanding of Maternal Infant Child health and nutrition programs;
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff.
  • Ability to manage cooperative agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grant management.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, in Spanish and in English.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%.

* This position is contingent on funding and award


*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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