Position summary:


The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party (COP) in all aspects Coalisión para la Resiliencia Económica y Ambiental -CREA implementation. The BC convenes the private sector, governments, and local producers and organizations in rambutan and cocoa value chain, and other diversification crops in Honduras north coast. He/She will provide technical tools and relationship with the local markets, and private sector. She/he lead the implementation of training and support for the local staff and partners on the thematic related. Strengthen the business capacities of the MSMEs in selected value chains with emphasis in the implementation of Agroforestry Production Systems and support and strengthen organizational processes and business improvement development of these companies assisted by RA in Honduras.

The DCOP will support the COP in providing overall technical leadership and operational oversight for the initiative. The DCOP will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions, while ensuring that the CREA meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The DCOP will support the COP to build and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders. The DCOP will assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP. To achieve these functions, the DCOP will foster close working relationships with personal technical to activity and other project in the Rainforest Alliance Honduras.



Under the direction of the Chief of Party, the DCOP will:



  • Co-prepare and co-facilitate periodic planning, strategy workshops and pause-and-reflect sessions with staff and partners, integrating findings into adaptive management actions.

  • Supervise reporting and technical alignment to ensure delivery of the initiative impacts.

  • Collaborate with  key leads and partners in carrying out activities in accordance with the work plan and timelines for results.

  • Support in ensuring consortium partner agreement and adherence to the overall technical approach and implementation.

  • Foster and supervise compliance with Rainforest Alliance and donor policies and procedures.

  • Proactively identify and handle risk and raising issues to COP and Country Director.

  • Foster effective working relationships with regional and global functional counterparts, including Finance, Compliance, M&E, and Institutional Relations.


Technical oversight:

  • Collaborate with the COP in support of maintaining project objectives, evaluate activity effectiveness, and resolve corrective action needed to achieve objectives.

  • Collaborate with assurance compliance with all aspects of USAID regulations.

  • Guide efficient and timely execution of the activity.

  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of RA regulation and procedures for COP technical authorization and approval of key targets.

  • Provides oversight of design and implementation of activities ensuring appropriate planning, procedurally correct development, sound implementation, active monitoring and evaluation, and timely activity completion.

  • Participate at least 2 meetings per month with the project team and the Project Management Unit (PMU) to review and inform technical progress.

  • Conducts presentations, serves as a contributor and member on working groups, technical committees, and donor coordination events.

  • Co-coordinate work-planning processes and conduct periodic subgrantee monitoring.

  • Support the COP in management of multi-stakeholder coordination spaces, and in strengthening strategic partnerships with key government and business stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with the preparation of the success stories and systematization process of the business models and good practices promoted by the project.

  • Identify lesson learns and collaborate with knowledge management process in the frame of the RA strategy.

  • Collaborate with the capacity development of sub-contractors/partners in value chain analysis/characterization, identifying of systemic interventions market driven, achieve of systemic changes; and facilitate the adoption/adaptation of new practices, technologies, production systems, crops, innovation process, etc.

  • Co-preparate technical reports and assure compliance the RA and USAID templates and normative.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomic Engineering, Agribusiness, natural resource management, business administration, rural development or relevant international development field. Master’s degree

  • Validated experience (08 years’) in international development, with 5 or more years of management experience agricultural project for large multilateral and/or bilateral grants. Experience with administration of USAID grants preferred.

  • Knowledge of relevant agricultural and forestry value chains including rambutan, cocoa, spice cultivation timber, and rubber products.

  • Knowledge of value chain analysis methodologies, capacity building process, among other relevant for the project implementation.

  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to handle complexities.

  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.

  • Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish and English preference

  • Strong organizational skills to lead multiple priorities in a time critical manner.

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 70% per year, nationally and internationally.


Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Job Level: 3


Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in Honduras will be considered.


If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org


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