Back Call for Experts - Guatemala Citizen Security and Local Governance

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Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI's Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI's experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.

SG&R’s Governance and Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Division works on improving governance practices at the national, regional, and local levels that promotes development, ensures equitable access to resources, and delivers effective services that meet people’s basic needs. GYEO also focuses on ensuring that best practices at the local and regional levels inform national policy reforms and contribute to strengthening democratic decentralization processes, foster sustainable economic growth, job creation, and increased standards of living. Our comprehensive, evidence-based economic and workforce development programs help to create employment opportunities for youth, women, and disadvantaged populations in developing countries, building local capacity to design and implement systems that align education and training systems with employer needs.

Project Description

RTI is preparing for the anticipated $60M USAID Guatemala Citizen Security and Local Governance program. The purpose of the activity is to increase citizen security with local-level management of citizen security planning, along with the prevention and reduction of violence. The anticipated program will be based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Position Description

RTI is currently seeking professionals with senior- and mid-level expertise in citizen security, local governance, crime and violence prevention, and other technical areas in Guatemala.

Please note that positions are contingent upon award and funding. Local nationals are encouraged to apply.

RTI is seeking experts in the following areas:

Citizen Security Local Governance Crime and Violence Prevention Private Sector Engagement Migration Workforce Development Wraparound/Re-Integration Gender, Youth, and Indigenous inclusion Communications Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA)

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of experience focused on technical area of expertise. Native fluency or full professional proficiency in Spanish required; English fluency preferred, and proficiency in other languages of Guatemala a plus. Work experience in Guatemala required, specific experience in Petén, Alta and Baja Verapaz, and/or the Western Highlands a plus.


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