Deputy Chief of Party, Youth Workforce Development, Honduras

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Since 1963 and in 148 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 designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.


Deputy Chief of Party, Youth Workforce Development, Honduras


ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated Youth Workforce Development program in Honduras funded by USAID. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) acts as the Chief of Party (COP) in the absence of the COP. The DCOP will be responsible for management of the technical activities and implementation of the project. The position is based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and is anticipated to start in 2020.


  • Serve as principal point of contact in Honduras for procedural and substantive matters, in the absence of the COP.
  • Support the development of strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and other deliverables in line with USAID guidelines to achieve objectives.
  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation.
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA with partners and key stakeholders, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local authorities, and the country office team.
  • Provide leadership in identifying inclusive market development opportunities, understanding evolving market and food system trends, conducting targeted research on new/potential market channels, business models, or partnerships.
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the program, including compliance with donor transparency and due diligence requirements.
  • Ensure approaches that promote gender equality, youth engagement, and social inclusion are integrated into programming and effectively implemented; regularly identify and apply learning, refining approaches as needed to close gender gaps and promote social inclusion across project activities and within the market system.
  • Ensure that synergies among Activity elements and grantees are capitalized upon.
  • Ensure that the Activity focus remains on achieving results.
  • Manage an effective monitoring and reporting system.


  • A master’s degree in a relevant field such as education, management, business, social sciences, or development studies is desired. A bachelor’s degree with five years of relevant international development experience in the education/workforce development sector is required.
  • At least 8 years of experience in the successful implementation of international development activities (at least 3 years must have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff).
  • Desired experience includes work in alternative education, monitoring and oversight, partnership formation.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the education or workforce development sector in Latin America, particularly in Honduras.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish, English preferred.

Honduran nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at or email your CV to The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.


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