Caterina V.

Chief of Party (COP) USAID Bridges to Employment

Master's DegreeInstitut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP)

El Salvador

Summary

A Senior Director (Chief of Party) with more than 20 years of experience coordinating complex programs in the international development field, mobilizing funding, managing teams, and maintaining excellent relationship with donors and other stakeholders. Results-oriented director with comprehensive experience in management, program and project design, proposal development, implementation and evaluation, operational and finance management with international organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Managed regional projects in countries throughout LAC, sponsored by donors, corporations and/or multilateral organizations, such as DAI LLC Global, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State (DOS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), the World Bank (WB), and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). Chief or Party for USAID and DOS projects. Specialized knowledge and publications in workforce development, economic growth and livelihoods, at-risk youth, governance, local policies, poverty reduction, gender, social crime prevention, environment and climate change, civil society, and M&E. Adept at building effective partnerships and relationships across cultural backgrounds. Commended for outstanding communication, leadership, and organizational skills. Problem solver. Known for being rigorous but flexible, keeping an eye on the big picture while managing details. Extensive education in Latin America and Europe in Political Science and International Relations. Travel and education experience in 46 countries throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. Speaks English, Spanish, and French.

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