Counterpart International, Inc.

  • Transparency and Anti-Corruption Senior Specialist - Guatemala (Local)

    Job Locations GT-Guatemala City
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  • Overview

    The Transparency and Anti-corruption Senior Specialist (TASS) supports the Chief of Party (COP) in day-to-day management of technical and leadership of transparency and accountability initiatives for the Participacion Civica Project, as well as proactively builds strategic alliances with USAID, Government of Guatemala (GOG) officials, local partner organizations, and other country level implementing organizations. This is a full-time position based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. This position will report to the COP. 


    The Transparency and Anti-Corruption Senior Specialist (TASS) is responsible for introducing and localizing best practices in transparency and accountability, including measures to address and mitigate corruption in government. The TASS will provide daily oversight and technical support to the Government of Guatemala (GOG) and civil society stakeholders and partners of the project, and will provide capacity-building inputs specific to transparency and accountability for both GOG and civil society stakeholders. The TASS will serve as the main liaison with the Open Government Partnership in Guatemala, facilitating the implementation process for the National Action Plan together with government and civil society partners and providing follow-up support on the implementation of the Plan.  Additionally, the TASS will design tools and methodologies for accountability mechanisms as needed by the Participación Cívica project, and deliver trainings, workshops, and will provide other technical assistance as needed. This individual will work closely with local Project staff to transfer knowledge, as well as integrate accountability and transparency mechanisms in other project activities and implementation areas, and will contribute to learning efforts by the Project on related themes. The TASS will provide relevant technical input in the design of the Project’s subgrant program and will contribute technical inputon the Project’s subgrant selection. This individual will provide and assure technical quality control over grantee and Project deliverables, and will support and guide the strategic selection of Project consultants.



    • Master’s degree or higher in relevant subject matter such as Law, Democracy and Governance, Political Science, International Development, Public Policy or Administration, Latin American studies, or a similar field.
    • Experience working with high-level government officials.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders, including government, civil society, and individuals.
    • Demonstrated expertise in transparency, accountability or anti-corruption, including conducting research.
    • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the field of transparency and accountability.
    • Knowledge of the Guatemalan political context, particularly with respect to transparency, open government, accountability, and relevant policies and initiatives.
    • Demonstrated project management experience in transparency and accountability.
    • Excellent technical writing skills in both English and Spanish.
    • Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, able to work effectively with civil society organizations, USAID, project staff, and other beneficiaries.



    • Recent relevant work experience in Guatemala
    • Knowledge of the Open Government Partnership
    • Commitment and demonstrated experience to gender and social integration


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