Project Description: The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is recruiting for a Resident Country Director based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The overarching responsibilities for the position include:
- Serve as IFES’s legal representative in Guatemala;
- Provide technical leadership, management, and operational oversight to IFES programs; and,
- Serve as IFES Director for a USAID-funded project on electoral governance and political reforms.
This position reports to the Regional Director of the IFES Americas Division.
- Job Responsibilities: Ensure delivery of project results by providing overall technical leadership and direction;
- Establish and manage strong trust relationships with funders, representatives of the international community, and local partners in the governmental and non-governmental sector;
- Manage and conduct oversight of the projects including tracking and monitoring financial expenditures and project budget in accordance to USG rules and regulations;
- Prepares annual work plans, quarterly reports, and other reports requested by the funder;
- Oversee the project monitoring and evaluation requirements and communicate the project results to various audiences;
- Mentor and supervise local project staff; and
- Maintain regular communication and liaise with IFES Headquarters office in Arlington, VA.
- Qualifications: 15 years’ experience in relevant technical sector(s).
- Master’s degree in international relations, public administration, Latin American studies, or another relevant field.
- Experience implementing USAID funded projects, in Central America preferably.
- Experience implementing electoral assistance projects in Central America, preferably in Guatemala.
- Demonstrated comparative technical expertise in electoral administration.
- Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues.
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural team setting with a wide variety of actors and in a highly complex political environment.
- Able to capture lessons learned through project implementation and to communicate them effectively to multiple audiences.
- Hands on experience of USG rules and regulations, USAID project reporting, monitoring and evaluation requirements, and knowledge of management of USG funded sub-grants.
- Solid interpersonal and communication skills including work planning facilitation, public presentations, and report writing.
- Experience living and working in Central America, preferably in Guatemala.
- Native fluency in both English and Spanish is required.
Minimum Education Required