Chief of Party

Chief of Party

Creative Associates International

Choluteca, Honduras

Position Summary:

The Dry Corridor Food Security Project (ACS-PROSASUR) in Honduras aims to improve the resilience, livelihoods and food security of 6,000 poor and extremely poor families in twelve Dry Corridor municipalities, one of the most impoverished and climatically fragile regions in the country. The project was designed on the basis of sustainable, nutrition-led agriculture, intelligent water management, participatory research, pro-poor market-based approaches, gender programming and youth inclusion; and the relevant social and environmental safeguards policies of the World Bank to improve donor support and government accountability.

The COP is responsible for managing the project within the designated cluster. Their main role is to ensure that results are achieved in the established schedule, resources are used effectively and efficiently, the staff performs effectively, efficiently and ethically, the Contractors are fulfilling their commitments, and the results are of the best quality. The COP is the official representative of the Contractor for INVEST-H, the Government of Honduras and the International Donor Community in Honduras.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Chief of Party will report to a Project Director based in Washington, DC.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in agriculture, business, agricultural economics, health/public health management or a related field;
  • At least fifteen years of working experience in rural economic growth and/or rural development programs with at least ten years of experience in Spanish-speaking Latin American countries;
  • Experience as Director, COP, Mission Chief (or other position that represents the highest in the hierarchy of the project) for at least two (2) rural development or food security projects with similar reach, budget and focus (assistance to poor and extremely poor households) to ACS-PROSASUR;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing funds for sub-projects, grants, or investments focused on the productive agriculture sector and investments for healthy households;
  • Knowledge of environmental management, resilience, and climate-smart agriculture;
  • Spanish fluency required; English fluency preferred;
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities are required;
  • Successful record of achievements and results as COP in other high positions in relation to incomes and/or nutrition;
  • Experience in directing and managing contracts, personnel, and strategic alliances.

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