World Wildlife Fund - US

Chief of Party, Guatemala Prosperous and Resilient Landscapes - 22148

Job Locations GT-Ciudad de Guatemala
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/12/2022 4:49 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Chief of Party, Guatemala Prosperous and Resilient Landscapes.


WWF is seeking a COP to lead the anticipated USAID Prosperous and Resilient Landscapes project. This project will increase the prosperity and resilience of rural communities in Guatemala by investing in sustainable management practices that reduce land-based greenhouse gas emissions and improve livelihoods, especially for forest dependent communities, indigenous peoples, women, and youth. The project will work to strengthen forest conservation and integrated fire management, apply climate-smart livestock practices, implement landscape restoration activities, and improve and expand agroforestry systems and sustainable soil management practices.


The COP will provide managerial and technical leadership and directs the project’s core team of staff and partners responsible for planning, coordination, design, and delivery of all project activities. The COP will represent the project to USAID, partners, and stakeholders, and will ensure that the project is well coordinated with other WWF initiatives and USAID activities. The COP will lead a participatory and adaptive project management approach that ensures that the project is efficient, effective, and achieves planned results. With support from WWF-US HQ, the COP will ensure that the project is implemented in compliance with USAID policies and regulations, including subgrants and subcontracts.


  • At least 10 years of experience implementing and managing complex projects that work with forest-dependent communities, rural agricultural communities, or indigenous people.
  • At least 10 years of experience managing and implementing multi-million-dollar USAID projects or other donor-funded natural resource management or climate change mitigation projects. Experience managing projects in Guatemala preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of any of the following areas: reducing greenhouse gas emissions from land-use, forest conservation, sustainable forest management, integrated fire management, climate-smart livestock practices, landscape restoration, agroforestry, and/or sustainable soil management.
  • Knowledge of the institutional and legal frameworks for natural resource management, agriculture, land-use and territorial planning, and forest conservation in Guatemala.
  • Experience implementing activities inclusively of women, youth, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups.
  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, agriculture, forestry, environmental policy, development studies, social sciences, or a relevant field.
  • Excellent written and oral skills communication and fluency in English and Spanish required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams and adapt to dynamic operating conditions to achieve project results.


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22148
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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