Deputy Chief of Party -- CNCG, TREES

Reports To: 

Projects Director, Guatemala


Guatemala - Guatemala City

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.

Position Summary: 

The Deputy Director will be responsible for the implementation of all of the project activities of CNCG and will facilitate and stream line processes needed to achieve the results and to report to USAID. S/he will provide guidance, coordination, and technical support to the Rainforest Alliance staff working within the CNCG project, and will manage and oversee multiple sub-award partners and contractors. S/he will be accountable for coordination of CNCG´s objective leaders.


  • Support CNCG Director in carrying out all project activities to effectively manage CNCG and evaluate its performance;
  • Generate the conditions and facilitate the processes leading to high quality results achievement and to high quality financial implementation;
  • Coordinate all CNCG implementing partners and generate synergies between the 5 Objectives;
  • Provide guidance & support to CNCG – Rainforest Alliance team;
  • Coordinate and monitor the compliance of sub-agreements of the 10 local NGOs;
  • Generate the conditions and processes to comply with donors and Rainforest Alliance´s policies;
  • Conduct the processes of annual planning and quarterly/annually reporting at the national level;
  • Convene, conduct and follow-up CNCG´s Technical Support Committee meetings;
  • Coordinate with other Rainforest Alliance Unit Directors to achieve the results successfully;
  • Convey periodic operational meetings with CNCG Objective leaders and implementing team to coordinate and oversee annual work plan and financial implementation and reporting;
  • Insure full compliance of the environmental requirements for the project, in respect of USAID provisions;
  • Assist in analyzing and interpreting technical and geographic information, data and indicators from the field to improve project performance;
  • Represent CNCG when needed vis a vis USAID, CNCG partners, government authorities, private sector, environmental for a, and other actors in support of CNCG Director;
  • Assist the Projects Director of TREES in Guatemala by working in collaboration with other TREES project managers to help ensure proper coordination and synergies at the field level; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages 3 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • MS in Environmental Science, biodiversity conservation or management of natural resources, required; higher degree a plus;
  • 7 -- 10 years of experience in a managerial position in Guatemala or in Latin America, with a minimum of five years of experience in management or technical assistance in fields related to the subject matter of the project, such as natural resource management, sustainable forestry management, climate change, REDD+, biodiversity conservation, etc.;
  • Strong knowledge and skills related to community natural resource management and climate change;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing USAID or International Agency funded projects in Latin America;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook and working knowledge of PowerPoint;
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills;
  • Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish and English;
  • Problem solving skills, creativity , collaboration and willingness to innovate; and
  • Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 30% of time, nationally.


Commensurate with experience.


Only candidates authorized to work in Guatemala will be considered.


Send resume, cover letter and salary history to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance, 8 Avenida 15-62, zona 10, Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala 01010. Fax: (502) 2383-5777; E-mail: If emailing, use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title of position you are applying for.

The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

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