Director, Latin America Program – DIREC002344-00001

US Institute of Peace

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The Director for Latin America is answerable for overseeing the strategic growth and total administration of the prevailing Latin America Program (LAP) in addition to constructing revolutionary programmatic interventions within the area. The Director represents USIP in a variety of private and non-private occasions, conducts media interviews and briefings for United States Authorities (USG) officers, executes analysis initiatives and policy-relevant stories, and participates as required in total USIP administration, budgeting, and strategic path.

The Washington, DC based mostly Latin America Program is energetic in three most important areas in Central America, Venezuela, and Haiti on three traces of effort: 1) programing in peacebuilding; 2) analysis and evaluation on conflict-related points that may assist to tell coverage; and three) convening private and non-private occasions that assist to advance peace within the hemisphere.

The Director will likely be based mostly in USIP’s Headquarters in Washington, DC and can report back to the Vice President of the Latin America Program, together with a Nation Director for Colombia. This position requires common journey all through the Areas as wanted.


GS 15 – $163,000 -$169,000

The Institute makes use of the Common Schedule wage tables for administering compensation. Affords are decided based mostly upon candidate {qualifications}, associated expertise, inside fairness, and the quantity budgeted for the place.


Main Duties and Obligations

Strategic Planning, and Program Design, Growth and Administration:
* Lead and collaborates within the annual planning and regional technique growth processes, beneath the path of the Vice-President and with field-based Nation Administrators. This contains growing this system’s strategic plan, objectives, aims, and working plan consistent with the Latin America Program and USIP Strategic plans; conducting a wants evaluation to determine strategic and revolutionary programming alternatives throughout the area; and designating acceptable sources required to help initiatives within the area.
* Oversee the design, growth, and implementation of USIP’s packages in Latin America consistent with strategic and operational plans and oversee and coordinate all USIP actions within the area outdoors Colombia.
* Construct and maintain strategic partnerships and domesticate contacts with material consultants and all kinds of exterior organizations within the U.S., and Latin America. This effort contains strengthening relationships with U.S. Authorities counterparts and different like-minded establishments by common reporting, info briefings, immediate responses to questions, and growing potential programming in addition to strengthening regional companions to leverage sources and mix efforts to advertise USIP program initiatives and objectives.
* Collaborate with LAP colleagues, and with different USIP Facilities or groups with energetic packages in Latin America.
* Oversee this system’s finances and advocate strategic selections relating to future funding allocations.
* Facilitate efficient communication between area actions and Washington places of work relating to program actions and make sure the highest stage of communication and cooperation with related USIP departments/divisions/groups and exterior companions, together with main common inside coordination conferences.
* Make six to eight (6-8) journeys/12 months to the sector to go to and help packages and meet with key stakeholders.

Illustration and Fundraising:
* Attend and take part in exterior conferences, occasions, briefings to authorities officers, and media on behalf of USIP as a subject skilled on battle in Latin America and the Caribbean. This contains testimony to Congress.
* Signify the Latin America Program in Washington, liaising with related officers of the USG, Worldwide Organizations, civil society organizations, tutorial establishments, and local people leaders and teams.
* Oversee and take part in panels/occasions at USIP and different assume tanks, universities, and institutes in DC.
* Establish and domesticate acceptable funding sources and coordinate the event of idea notes, funding proposals, and inter-agency agreements in accordance with the Latin America strategic plan.

Personnel Administration:
* Present oversight to the HQ and in-country operations, and offers efficient managerial, administrative, monetary, and logistical steering and help for the profitable implementation of USIP’s portfolio within the area.
* Supervise immediately or not directly the work of Latin America Program workers, contractors and consultants in HQ and in-country.
* Present technical and administrative supervision to program employees and exterior consultants on the crew; set up long-range work plans and be certain that acceptable objectives and aims are carried out; conduct efficiency evaluations for USIP employees members by constructive management, encourage and inspire crew members to realize their finest efficiency.
* Work intently with the Vice President and different USIP colleagues to make sure insurance policies and procedures are adopted, and that each one features of useful resource administration are carried out on the highest customary.

Analysis, Studying and Informing Coverage:
* Assist develop and oversee the implementation of a analysis agenda, together with anticipating problems with coverage curiosity, and commissioning analysis that furthers understanding of Latin American battle dynamics and is related to policymakers.
* Contribute on to USIP’s analysis/coverage output by writing policy-relevant articles, briefing papers, evaluation and commentary, op-eds, podcasts, and radio and tv interviews.
* Guarantee USIP’s Latin America Program has robust monitoring, analysis and studying parts, and be certain that program studying is documented and used to tell the work of USIP and others.
* Conceive, kind, manage and implement policy-oriented working teams.
* Guarantee efficient communication methods and programs are in place in order that USIP’s Latin America publications, program studying, and experience are disseminated in ways in which have essentially the most affect in informing coverage.

Performs different duties as assigned.

* Grasp’s diploma or equal expertise in social sciences, humanities, peace research, or worldwide relations/battle administration.
* Minimal of ten (10) years of expertise, with a powerful give attention to Latin America in no less than two of the next areas: regional political/financial evaluation; worldwide growth, peacebuilding/battle decision, democracy and governance, worldwide regulation, human rights.
* Important earlier expertise dwelling and dealing in Latin America and/or demonstrated experience; deep understanding of the political, financial, and social dynamics and of methods to function successfully and effectively in two of the goal areas (Central America, the Andes, Haiti).
* Glorious illustration and communication abilities (oral and written), together with cross-cultural, media, interpersonal abilities; confirmed capability to take care of counterparts from the bottom and highest political, social, cultural, and financial ranges.
* Related grant administration expertise, together with drafting and negotiating proposals and writing stories for USG companies.
* Robust program administration abilities and expertise overseeing advanced initiatives; and former expertise implementing adaptive packages in extremely advanced and dynamic environments.
* Robust collaboration abilities with the power to coordinate the enter and priorities of a number of gamers.
* Glorious management abilities with confirmed capability to steer and inspire others, and to work as a crew participant.
* Capability to assume strategically, and to successfully develop, talk, and execute plans.
* Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
* Capability to journey constantly to Latin America and the Caribbean.


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To be thought of for this place, please submit a whole software package deal consisting of:
1. Accomplished employment software together with titles, dates of rent and wage necessities.
2. Cowl letter
3. Resume

Solely these candidates which might be chosen for additional discussions will likely be contacted.

No Cellphone Calls. Interviews will likely be scheduled by appointment solely.

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