Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief of Party position on an expected USAID funded program in Honduras. The prospective activity, aims to strengthen the Honduran criminal justice and security system to be more sustainably effective, transparent, accessible, and equitable. USAID/Honduras seeks to reduce impunity, mitigating widespread criminal activity, and corruption, which are drivers of illegal immigration. The Activity will prioritize crimes that exacerbate intentions to migrate, such as violence, corruption, organized crime, and violations of human rights.
The Chief of Party (COP) is a long-term position under a 3-5 years contract. The Activity's focus will primarily be with national-level institutions with varying degrees of regional, municipal, and sub municipal jurisdiction.
* Provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the award.
* Responsible for the successful implementation of project activities to achieve the results outlined in the contract, as periodically adjusted in consultations between the COP and Tetra Tech and approved by USAID.
* Oversee naming and management of full-time expatriate and local staff and direct staff activities and make any adjustments to staffing patterns needed.
* Serve as the primary point of contact with the Government of Honduras (GOH), criminal justice and security institutions, and civil society.
* Serve as primary point of contact with USAID, in particular the Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer's Representative.
* Establish working relationships with the core institutions that comprise the criminal justice and security system including the judiciary (including the Public Defense), Public Ministry, and Police, as well as other Government branches and State agencies, and non-state actors and remain up to date on developments in these sectors in Honduras.
* Ensure component activities are integrated and fully leveraged so the project meets/exceeds expected results. Build synergies among the different activities, and pursue areas of cooperation with key counterparts, other donors, and partner institutions.
* Develop and maintain good working relations with consultants and subcontractors and guide their work and the achievement of their scopes of work.
* Ensure compliance with the project's monitoring and evaluation goals and reporting requirements.
* Manage the project budget, including authority to determine all expenditures and allocation and or reallocation of funds as necessary for the accomplishment of project goals.
* Complete reporting requirements for weekly, quarterly, and other reports in a timely and thorough manner
* Maintain constant communication with the Home Office informing the office of modifications to work plans and the associated budget.
* Represent Tetra Tech in a professional manner.
Employee will meet the following minimum qualification standards for the positions, where appropriate experience equivalent has been indicated.
· Minimum of 8 years' experience supervising complex, fast-paced, politically oriented field operations in emerging democracies, at least 3 years of which have been spent in COP or DCOP position, or equivalent.
· Experience managing or implementing similar rule of law project that involved building relationships with government and stakeholders, grants-making, and training.
· Proven track record of successful delivery of cross functional projects composed of technical and non-technical teams.
· Previous experience working in Honduras and/or Central or South America desirable.
· Experience managing technical activities on USAID or similar USG programs preferred.
· Advanced degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience
· Spanish speaker.
· English fluency required.
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