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Chief of Party, of Child Protection and Quality of Care project in El Salvador

I am retained by Whole Child International to source and accept candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Chief of Party

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador

Expected Start Date: As Soon as Possible. This is a funded project.

Description of Job Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party is the point person for the 5 year, 7.2 million USAID Child Protection and Quality of Care project in El Salvador (4.9 from USAID, 2.3 from WCI). S/he has ultimate responsibility for the financial and programmatic integrity of the project. S/he will be responsible for all Whole Child communications to USAID. In addition, s/he will ensure timely and effective implementation of the project, meeting key milestones, liaising and communicating with USAID and partners, and overseeing all compliance-related activities. In addition, s/he will communicate and respond to any changes in the political or security context.

Project / Budget Management

  • The CoP will ensure proper, timely and quality implementation of the Child Protection and Quality of Care project, including ensuring that activities are conducted on time and on budget.
  • S/he will ensure that there are regular budget reviews to ensure appropriate burn rate. All variations will be explained to the Country Director, COO and USAID,
  • S/he will work with the partners to ensure that subawards are properly monitored and implemented according to agreed upon timelines and deliverables,
  • The CoP will coordinate with Government of El Salvador (CONNA and ISNA) and the partners to ensure clarity of vision and roles and responsibilities and provide technical support to the partners when needed.

Staff Management

  • The CoP will ensure that the staff reporting to him/her all have up to date job descriptions, roles and responsibilities and receive performance evaluations at least once a year.

Child Protection

  • The CoP will ensure that s/he follows the child safeguarding policy and ensure that all the staff reporting to him/her do so as well,
  • S/he will demonstrated child protection and ECCD technical experience and be able to provide technical assistance to the project,

Grant Compliance

  • The CoP will work closely with the awards manager to ensure that the Child Protection and Quality of Care project is implemented according to USAID polices and principles and that there are no disallowable expenses.
  • S/he will report any variance (budget or programmatic) on time to USAID after internal consultation.


  • The CoP will ensure that all financial and narrative reports are submitted on time, are correct and correctly represent the work that WCI has realized during the reporting period.

Indicators of Success:

•      Child Protection and Quality of Care Project is implemented on time, on budget and reaches desired results.

  • WCI maintains a healthy and open relationship with USAID (the AOR in particular).
  • There are no disallowable costs.
  • Sub awards are completed on time, on budget and with desired results.
  • Relationship with government of El Salvador (ISNA and CONNA and MINED) is open and healthy.

Required Qualifications:


  • Relevant Advanced Degree in international development or social work required.
  • At least 10 years' experience in children’s right or child protection programs required.
  • Deep knowledge of El Salvador's socio-political context desired.
  • At least five years' senior management experience (in international development sector); experience with key donors and partners, such as UN agencies, USAID, multilateral development agencies.
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of child rights, social protection and/or early childhood development programs;
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English (required).
  • Prior experience in El Salvador or Latin America desired
  • Multiple country work experience is desired.


Position Reports to: Country Director in El Salvador

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PDF or Microsoft Word formats preferred and make “Chief of Party / Child Protection and Quality of Care, El Salvador” the subject of your email.

Deadline for Applications:   Extended to August 27, 2018 or until filled.



Description of Whole Child International:

Whole Child International’s mission is to improve quality of care for vulnerable children regardless of the setting in which they live. Our systems-based, comprehensive program prioritizes the social-emotional well-being of children in a spectrum of settings ranging from orphanages, to limited-resource childcare centers, to foster and kinship care. We provide knowledge, skills, and tools to local universities, social workers, center directors, government ministry employees, and other stakeholders whose optimal functioning is critical to sustainable change across the childcare system.

In 2017, after 13 years of program development and rigorous evaluation in a highly underserved area of global development, Whole Child successfully secured a $3 million unrestricted gift to fund our next phase of growth. Having completed a formal strategic planning process, we are currently beginning an aggressive five-year phase to complete program development and evaluation and to create the infrastructure needed for growth to reach millions of children worldwide.

Whole Child International is an Equal Opportunity Employer