Deputy Chief of Party at World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 34,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

World Vision Guatemala is accepting applications for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for an anticipated $25 million five-year USAID-funded education project: Basic Education Quality and Transition to Lower Secondary Activity – BEQT).

The new program will support the Ministry of Education and other key actors to improve the quality of education services, aiming to improving the quality of life of young people, particularly indigenous people and young women. The objectives of the project are: 1. Reading, writing, math and social and emotional learning (SEL) outcomes improved; 2. Rate of student transition to lower secondary increased; 3. Local capacity for sustainability acquired. The project will be implemented in Baja Verapaz, Huehuetenango, El Quiche, and San Marcos.

You will be responsible for:

  • Project Activity and Budget Management
  • Collaboration with Associations and Organizations and Capacity Building
  • Human Resources
  • Liaison – support the Chief of Party in establishing successful external relationships

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor of Public Policy, Political Science, Education, Business Administration or other related areas.
  • 7 years of senior management experience in development project management, including complex project / grant management.
  • Technical knowledge in education, particularly transition to secondary, and in education projects with a gender, rural, indigenous approach.
  • Experience and knowledge in managing USAID programs. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Availability to travel.

How to apply

Is this the job for you?

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online by the closing date 27 MAY, 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website:

*Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.**

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