Chief of Party, Peru



Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 


Chief of Party, Peru


ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the regional project focused on strengthening Representation of Indigenous people in Governance of Amazon Forests and Waters. The project will engage private sector, governments, civil society groups, and academia in work with the indigenous groups on advocacy efforts and raising awareness of indigenous people’s rights and responsibilities. The project is funded by USAID and is envisioned to start in 2018.


The COP will have overall responsibility for the contract including quality control, the appropriateness and overall responsiveness of all activities performed under the contract, and project representation to USAID.


  • Collaboratively develop a strong coherent vision and initiate innovative strategies across the program.
  • Provide sound technical leadership and managerial oversight to all aspects of the program.
  • Manage and supervise work of international consultants, local project staff and subcontractors.
  • Ensure day-to-day technical, schedule, and financial performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, the scope of work, and annual work plans.
  • Serve as the project’s key liaison with headquarters, government counterparts, private sector stakeholders, subcontractors, academic institutions, and other local partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract.
  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications.
  • Evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.
  • Review all financial and logistical information on a periodic basis.
  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences.
  • Coordinate activities and prepare annual results report, resource requests, quarterly reports and pipeline analyses; coordinate with HQ on development of profiles, success stories, etc.


  • Master’s degree in business, economics, public administration, social work, international development or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant international work experience in democracy and governance and/or related areas with a strong knowledge of community engagement and policy development in a politically and/or ethnically sensitive context.
  • Experience working with indigenous people, ethnic minorities, tribal, underprivileged or marginalized communities preferred.
  • Proven Chief of Party experience on a large, complex USAID-funded contract, preferably in Latin America region desired.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Superb communications and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, NGOs, and research institutions)
  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish required, professional proficiency in Portuguese preferred.


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