Location Peru, Colombia, El Salvador or Honduras
Employment Full time
Department International Program, Latin America
Responsible for ensuring the technical excellence of Corus programing in Latin America through alignment with Corus core strategies in health and livelihoods as well as adoption and application of Corus minimum quality standards. Responsible for supporting technical design of proposals in the region as well as supporting regional thought leadership efforts and representing Corus in livelihoods, humanitarian response, and health communities, including donor communities. Primary focus will be for providing proposal and project implementation technical advising for rural programming prioritizing market systems and/or agriculture enterprises.
Project Technical Support
- Coordinates closely with HQ Program team and country level staff to ensure broad technical excellence in projects from design to project start up and through close.
- Ensure during project start up that Corus' Digital Data for Decision-making (3D) Platform is operationalized to global standards in coordination with global MEL and T4D technical advisors and with project level MEL and T4D staff.
- Coordinates with Chiefs of Party and Program Directors to ensure at project start up that all technical elements of proposals are effectively operationalized according to Corus and donor standards, with emphasis on gender equity, resilience, and social capital. Reviews and advise on scopes of work and terms of reference for technical inputs to programs as needed including outside consultants, partners, and request for global technical input.
- Supports improvements in technical quality and document regionally and globally relevant innovations and lessons learned at mid-term and end of project.
- Trains and advises Country Program Manager and Project M&E Staff on the application of Corus technical and MEL standards.
- Leads proposal technical design for select projects
- Provides technical advising to proposals in areas of technical competence and coordinate broader technical input.
- Ensure that all elements of the Rural Economies and Agricultural Livelihoods Strategy are considered in relevant project proposals, with a specific focus on gender, resilience, and social capital.
- Support capture phase by identifying country/regional technical gaps.
- Ensure that best practices and innovations across the organization are consider for inclusion in all regional proposals.
Thought Leadership and Learning
- Lead the operationalization of the Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy at the regional level
- Ensure documentation and sharing of best practices and important innovations between country programs at a regional level and with global technical advisors.
- Participate as the Corus International representative in regional technical working groups to ensure program and institutional representation in livelihoods, humanitarian response, and health communities.
- Identify opportunities to raise Corus International's technical profile in the region through participation in conferences, strategic meetings, public speaking engagements, and publications.
- Identify and support the creation of thought leadership products that increase Corus' visibility among country governments, important line ministries, regional or regionally based donor audiences, and regionally focused media outlets.
Knowledge and experience
- At least 5 years progressively responsible experience in providing proposal and project implementation technical advising for rural programming, preferably focused on market systems and/or agriculture enterprises, in Latin America. Experience with US-based organizations preferred.
- In-depth knowledge of project design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems, methods, and tools within a development and relief context. Specialized knowledge in areas of econometrics agri-SME development and/or conservation is preferred.
- Master's degree in a relevant field (International Development, MBA, Economics, Rural Development, etc.)
- Specialized training or certificate in market systems, gender, youth, SME development, or sustainable land management.
- Competency in both Spanish and English at a professional level (writing and verbal) are required.
- Demonstrated experience working with international donors including USAID, World Bank, IADB, DFID, BMGF, or OFDA.
- Demonstrated experiencing in supporting successful public-donor facing programs and proposals.
- Familiarity and working knowledge of USG and other international donor funding mechanisms (including grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements) required.
- Advanced Skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, data management software required, experience implementing or using mobile data collection, data visualization software (PowerBI/Tableau) and statistical analysis (Python/R) a desired plus
- Authorized to work in country where you are applying to work in (Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, or Peru).
- Willingness and ability to travel up to 40% of time including remote areas and high-altitude locations
- Able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment.
- Experience working with remote teams and remote training, technical advising and facilitation experience
- Highly developed analytical and communication skills, ability to assimilate and process information for wide-ranging audiences.
- Ability to resolve problems creatively and logically; synthesize; readily grasp issues and the means to address them; and translate ideas into action with a strong results orientation.
- Experience working with community-based organizations, local NGOs and/or farmers' cooperatives in Latin America for training, facilitation, and project support is highly desirable.
Master's degree in a relevant field (International Development, MBA, Economics, Rural Development)
To apply please send updated resume and cover letter to: email@example.com, before February 8th, 2021