Project Manager, Guatemala – Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM)

About Us

HALO is seeking an enthusiastic Manager to lead its Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) project in Guatemala. Our mission in Central America is to increase regional security and reduce drivers of violence by supporting national security sector reform objectives through targeted WAM projects. HALO works directly with national institutions to ensure sustainable and sustainable solutions are provided for each country.

As the HALO Country Manager, your primary responsibility will be to ensure the achievement of each country’s goals and objectives as part of a multi-country arms and ammunition management project. Reporting to the Program Manager, you will represent HALO by liaising with host nation security forces, government institutions, embassies, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. You will provide leadership and direction to a small, dedicated local team and coordinate with program technical staff in Central America while coordinating the delivery of training, construction, and other project activities in Guatemala. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the project, including finance, fleet, purchasing, logistics, human resources and legislative compliance.

HALO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and citizens of Latin American and North American countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the role

Working as part of a close-knit team, the Guatemalan Country Manager:

  • Develop relationships to build credibility for HALO with government officials, institutions and agencies
  • Plan and manage the delivery of SA/LW disposal, construction projects and security force training
  • Coordinate with HALO WAM Technical Specialists to provide training, construction and evaluation visits Oversee procurement, maintenance and movements of WAM equipment and vehicles
  • Work with regional management, forecast and manage country budgets and expenditures
  • Oversee logistics and procurement with the support of the logistics headquarters, ensuring the acquisition of equipment and assets required for the project; develop a local network of reliable suppliers and logistical support
  • Stay informed of developments in the region on SALW/WAM issues
  • Support proposal development and identify potential national partnerships for program expansion
  • Develop staff to enhance skills and capabilities to support career progression and program requirements
  • Assess and implement appropriate measures to maximize staff safety and security, with continuous monitoring of in-country security threats and risks
  • Ensure that all HALO Global policies and procedures are implemented in country.

All international staff should undertake the following general duties:

  • Work within the framework of HALO core values ​​and standards.
  • Make sure you know and follow all HALO policies and procedures.
  • Undertake a role in developing countries and where the standard of living may be basic.
  • Assume the role in a manner appropriate to the cultural context and within the local legal framework

Please complete the application form and provide us with a cover letter by midnight (UK time) on Sunday, June 12, 2022 with interviews scheduled for the week beginning Monday, June 13, 2022. For all informal inquiries, please contact Tom Griffiths by email at [email protected]


Essential experience and qualifications

  • Project Management Experience – This role requires someone with project management experience.
  • People Management Experience – This role will manage national staff and contractors.
  • Financial and Grants Management Experience – This role will have a strong focus on grant management and will require monitoring construction contracts.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish (Level C2 CEFR)
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (Level C2 CEFR)
  • Strong computer skills are essential

Desirable Skills/Experience/Qualifications

  • A graduate degree in any associated subject
  • Experience with international donor policies, practices and standards – The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the policies and processes that govern international assistance projects
  • Knowledge and experience in applying the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) in developing environments
  • Knowledge and experience in applying the Modular Small Arms Control Implementation Compendium (MOSAIC) in developing environments
  • Knowledge of SA/LW lifecycle management, including international policies and standards
  • Previous experience working alongside host nation military/police forces. This role requires working closely with host nation security forces and providing them with training
  • Effective oral and written communication and ability to build effective working relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues


HALO offers the following set of benefits in Central America:

  • A competitive salary
  • A living abroad allowance of $350 per month
  • A housing allowance of £500 per month (if taken)
  • A monthly food allowance
  • 49 days off per calendar year, increasing to 56 after two years of service.
  • Three return flights to your home
  • Global Insurance

How to register

If you feel that your skills and experience match those of the position, please submit your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a one-page cover letter at the latest Sunday, June 12, 2022 using the link below

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