Technical Director, DRL Central America Professional Development Program for Anticorruption Actors

Counterpart International is seeking a Technical Director (TD) for a 3-year Department of State (DOS)-funded professional development program to strengthen the practical skills and resiliency of anticorruption actors from Central America. Program participants will leverage expertise to bolster efforts to uncover corrupt practices, build their capacity to combat corruption, and expand partnerships with stakeholders to enhance anticorruption initiatives. With the support of local and headquarters staff, the TD will work with the Project Director and program team to provide technical leadership to coordinate program participants, develop training offerings, and guide creation of the community of practice. The TD will work with the Professional Development Director and partner educational institutions to create rigorous and impactful training courses and curriculum for program participants.

The TD should have expertise in anticorruption and extensive experience working with anticorruption actors across Central America. The TD will ensure all program activities reflect current anticorruption best practices and the latest regional context and needs in Central America.

The TD will oversee a team of technical experts and trainers to develop technical content for year-long and short-term professional development efforts and develop the technical strategy and guide implementation of the regional anticorruption community of practice.


  • The TD will be tasked with providing technical leadership to program implementation efforts. The selected candidate will be expected to liaise with the trainers, educational institutions, technical experts, and participants involved in the project.
  • Overall leadership and supervision of technical consultants and educational partner organizations.
  • Facilitate learning and integration of Counterpart’s regional best practices on anticorruption, good governance, human rights and policy advocacy initiatives and the program’s technical areas.
  • Ensure high quality program implementation and professional development.
  • Facilitate learning and integration of Counterpart’s best practices into program’s technical areas.
  • Provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity.


  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent in a relevant field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience supporting governance, anticorruption, or professional development in the Latin America and/or Central America region.
  • Prior experience with USG-funded programs, especially in Central America.
  • Prior experience in Central America working on capacity building, learning activities, and partnership building among anti-corruption advocates (journalists, judges, civil society leaders), implemented with or through government agencies, research institutes, think tanks, NGOs, or community groups.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills in multi-cultural contexts.
  • Professional proficiency in in Spanish, oral and written, required. Proficiency in English preferred.
  • Good command of Microsoft Office, particularly word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Application submission deadline – July 15, 2024

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