Chief of Party, USDA Food for Progress

  • Contract
  • Honduras
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 10 Apr 2022

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 34,000+ staff members in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

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:

*This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval

We are seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USDA Food for Progress program that will increase agricultural productivity and expand access to trade through local, regional, and international markets. In addition to production and trade, this project will focus specifically on improving food safety and the implementation of improved sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures for agri-foods in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

As Chief of Party, you will be accountable for the overall vision and leadership of the project and will be accountable for delivering results. The successful candidate should possess significant experience managing program, financial, and operations of USDA- or other international donor-funded projects.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field.
  • Advanced degree required in Agricultural Economics, Business, Trade, Food Safety or other relevant fields of study related to the project.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in international development project management (USAID program management required); previous Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Head of Programme experience in development field is expected. Experience agricultural market systems; trade; international food safety standards; sanitary and phytosanitary measures improvement; as well as an understanding of policy, economics, and trade issues in these sectors.
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of facilitating expanded trade of agricultural commodities, as well as managerial experience in Central America, specifically El Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala is highly desirable. • Experience managing donor funded programs, particularly USDA Food for Progress programs. • Recent professional experience in Latin America
  • Fluency in oral and written English.

  • Proficiency in Spanish.

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online by 10 APRIL 2022.

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.