The Project Implementation Specialist will report to the Guatemala Resident Director and coordinate with the HQ Senior Program Manager. S/he will provide administrative oversight and support to the Resident Country Director. S/he will oversee local administrative and financial staff and will be responsible for contracting local consultants. In addition, s/he will be responsible for collecting and analyzing project data and metrics and articulating this information in project reports and other communication products.
Bachelor’s Degree in international development, public policy, administration, or related field. Masters' preferred.
Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in international development, preferably in democracy and governance programming. Minimum of 4 years of experience with USAID and non-US-funded activities in related program area. Familiarity with political, economic, and social context in Guatemala. Knowledge of election administration and operations and experience working with elections management bodies.
Related Skills or Knowledge:
Experience with financial tracking, forecasting and Microsoft Excel-based spreadsheets. Demonstrated leadership, national staff management, project administration and financial management skills. Thorough knowledge of USAID and non-US financial regulations and contract compliance requirements. Detailed oriented and organized.
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