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Chief of Party - Guatemala

About Kaizen

The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven organizational and institutional performance improvements and establish communities of practice that facilitate peer-to-peer learning and the achievement of shared goals.

Scope and Objectives

The Kaizen Company is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year Policy Education & Youth Project in Guatemala, funded by USAID. This will be a full-time, key position. This project will provide a range of education services assisting the Government of Guatemala to improve the policy implementation of early grade education and youth workforce development. Specific policies targetted by this project will focus on the development of emergent literacy skills among girls and boys and access to demand-driven education and training opportunities among young women and men. 

Preferred Qualifications


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working on education, youth development, or gender programs
  • Experience working with local governments and ministries of education to improve policy implementation
  • Familiarity with USAID program management, rules and regulations
  • Master’s Degree (preferred) in education, public administration, education and technology, gender, international affairs or a related field
  • Minimum of five years' of overseas field experienced based in one or more developing countries, preferably in Latin America
  • Minimum of five years' of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the education sector developing and/or implementing innovative approaches to development challenges
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required, along with an ability to work under pressure and manage multicultural groups of people in remote locations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Spanish fluency is required
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