Country Manager, Central America Regional Trade Facilitation and Border Management Activity

Latin America and Caribbean | Honduras | Guatemala | El Salvador
Apply by 28 December 2017
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 28 November 2017

Job Description

The purpose of this contract is the implementation of the Central America Regional Trade Facilitation and Border Management Activity which will contribute to the Central American countries’ broad-based economic growth by enhancing regional integration and improving trade facilitation.

The Country Manager (CM) for Guatemala will be based in Guatemala City, the CM for Honduras will be based in Tegucigalpa and the CM for El Salvador and Nicaragua will be based in El Salvador, the three of them will work under and with the COP. The CMs will help manage the Activity’s implementation and will oversee its performance, management and operations.

The CMs will assist with high quality, timely and complete submission of work plans, financial reports, performance reports, etc. The CMs are expected to assist the COP in interacting with a range of stakeholders representing the national governments, regional organizations, the private sector, international donors and other USG Agencies. The three individuals for these positions are expected to communicate clearly and effectively to develop and maintain positive relationships with counterparts, consultants, and collaborators. They will provide overall strategic direction for technical areas of the project in-country and will facilitate the achievement of program objectives and targets with management and technical support.


  • University Degree required, Master’s degree desirable, from an accredited university in business administration, marketing, finance, international trade, economics, or related areas.
  • No less than 5 years of relevant experience at a professional level in international business, especially in a developing country environment. Prior experience working in private business and economic development projects highly desirable, with at least three (3) of those years working in a supervisory position.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with senior government officials, local authorities, and private sector executives to support a program’s objectives.
  • Ability to analyze and advise on national trade policy making including customs and trade facilitation issues and private sector engagement.
  • Previous experience implementing international cooperation activities.
  • Prior experience with competitiveness assessments, monitoring and evaluation of donor funded projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English (FSI levels 4-4) required.
  • Experience in addressing gender gaps in economic growth projects preferred.

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