The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks a Chief of Party for a forthcoming USAID-funded project focused on investigative journalism. This multi-year program will involve working closely with Mexican journalists and media outlets, as well as local and civil society organizations to promote transparency and accountability. The Chief of Party will support media promotion and strengthening activities to ensure timely implementation of project activities in compliance with US Government regulations, and delivery of anticipated results.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
- Provide strategic technical direction for activity implementation;
- Supervise project team, providing mentoring and guidance, as necessary;
- Establish collaborative relationships with local experts and partner organizations;
- Provide technical assistance to journalists and media outlets;
- Build and maintain relationships with journalists, media outlets, and Mexican government officials as needed;
- Draft reports, analyses, and other technical documents;
- Ensure that project results and impact are monitored and captured in high-quality reports.
Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in journalism, communications, governance, international development, or another relevant technical field;
- Minimum 8 years of relevant technical experience in journalism, transparency, civil society strengthening, governance, or similar field;
- Experience managing media or related programs required, as well as expertise in political and media analysis;
- Experience working in Latin America required; Mexico-specific experience strongly preferred;
- Experience working with Mexican journalists and media outlets required;
- Knowledge of USAID or other international donor-funded projects strongly preferred;
- Superior interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with ability to work with a variety of counterparts required;
- Demonstrated leadership, adaptability, creative problem-solving, ethical management and integrity;
- Proven success in managing technical and operational teams;
- Fluency in Spanish and professional English competency is required.
*Mexican nationals are encouraged to apply.
About the Organization
Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of the American States (OAS).