Basic Function of Position: The USAID Project Management Specialist (Rule of Law) position is located in the Democracy and Governance Office (DG) and works under the supervision of the USAID. S/he will primarily act as the activity manager for a number of contracts/agreements, in support of the USAID/Honduras Democracy and Governance Office, and in some cases may be asked to serve as the Agreement or Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), or alternate, for less complex mechanisms. S/he will provide support to the USAID/Honduras Mission in developing, planning, implementing, managing, and monitoring the Mission’s Rule of Law and good governance portfolio particularly related to the legal system, access to justice, including for marginalized groups, public administration, political/electoral reform, anti-corruption, transparency and accountability. In conjunction with other DG Office staff, s/he will contribute to Office and Mission actions related to: strategy development; project design; budgeting; program implementation and monitoring; conducting analyses, assessments, and evaluations; and the close-out of programs.
S/he will collaborate with mid-level colleagues from the local donor community, nationalgovernment, and non-governmental organizations as well as with USAID/Honduras and other U.S. Government colleagues both in Honduras and Washington, D.C. The incumbent’s duties will involve participation in the full range of consultative, advisory, representation, monitoring, management, data collection and analysis, and evaluative aspects of the Rule of Law portfolio. S/he will be required to support and participate in a wide variety of technical activities and attend meetings, monitor programs through field visits, participate in the evaluation of programs, recommend solutions to problems that arise, and report on finances and achievements or problems in support of the USAID Project Management Specialist (Rule of Law) position or for other programs as required. The employee will assist in the identification and facilitation of public-private partnerships, supporting technical assistance and coordination with technical level governmental officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional associations, USAID implementing partners, and other donors.
Education: A bachelor’s degree in the areas of political science, law, public financial management, public administration, social sciences, or related field is required. Applicants possessing higher level degrees are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Experience: Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, managing or contributing towards development activities and programs/projects that include rule of law, transparency and anti-corruption, good governance, inclusion, participation, capacity building, institutional strengthening or related experience is required. Those candidates with additional professional experience relevant to the position are strongly encouraged to apply.
Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) in English and Level IV in Spanish (Fluent) are required.
Job Knowledge: Knowledge of Honduran judicial systems, institutions, practices, and procedures within Honduran institutions, the rule of law, civic participation, transparency, and anti-corruption is required. The Incumbent must have a good understanding of the justice system, public administration, electoral reform, civil society development and transformation of government strategy. Knowledge of the political, economic, social, and cultural environment in Honduras.
Skills and Abilities: Strong analytical and research skills are required in order to understand Mission strategies, policies, and regulations in program management. Leadership and initiative will be important in order to best support the management of complex program and the contribution to less complex program, using a team-based approach. Strong interpersonal, management, and communications skills are required. Must have the ability to perceive, anticipate, and adapt to changing circumstances, and to understand complex and politically sensitive issues. Tact, diplomacy, and discretion are critical. Computer skills required include, but are not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Google and web-based applications.
Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the following:
b)Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member, which may be found in this website: https://hn.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/;
c)A current resume or curriculum vitae in English that provides the same information found on the form DS-174; plus
d)Any other documentation such as diplomas or proof of the education requirement listed above.
Offers must be received by the closing date and time in English via a single .PDF file entitled “FIRST NAME_LAST NAME.PDF” to BOTH e-mail addresses: TGGUSAID@state.gov