The Technical Assistant Consultant position is based in San Jose, Costa Rica and will provide support to the U.S Department of Labor (USDOL) funded project titled Improving Enforcement of Labor Laws in the Agricultural Export Sector of Costa Rica, implemented by FUNPADEM in strategic alliance with Partners of the Americas (Partners). In close collaboration with Partners and project staff, the consultant will provide technical support in the development of activities such as the National Plan for Labor Inspector Training, Training Curriculum for Inspector, developing on-going cycle of assessment, planning and implementation of capacity building activities, training on best practices for Ministry of Labor staff and assessment of Ministry of labor operations and technical capacities. The Technical Assistant Consultant will work closely with junior level, mid-level, and senior staff.

The selected qualified candidate under general supervision will be responsible for providing IT services for Partners of the Americas.

Partners of the Americas (Partners) is an international grassroots organization that connects individuals and organizations to serve and change lives through lasting partnerships. The Economic Development & Health (EDH) team manages programs focused on agriculture, economic growth, nutrition, and natural resource management. 

Partners is looking for a Chief of Party to provide overall vision, leadership, technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the program. The COP is responsible for management of all aspects of the program implementation in meeting the objectives of the initiative including, but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management interventions. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among the program team, consortium members, other implementing partners, public and private sector partners, and government stakeholders, and will liaise with USDA as necessary. Responsible for ensuring that the programmatic implementation meets expected standards of technical quality in compliance with USDA requirements, including monitoring, evaluation and learning. S/he will ensure completion of reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables in compliance with USDA quality standards.

Reporting to the CFO and Senior Accountant, the Accountant I (AP/AR) will be responsible for performing all the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions, and ensure compliance with the GAAP standards and Audit requirements. The Accountant will provide support to and coordination with program and administrative managers and other staff to ensure smooth functioning of the accounting unit.

The Business Development Associate position is based in Washington, DC and will provide support to the Strategic Alliances and Communications Unit in implementing the outreach strategy, leading new business opportunities, and responding to solicitations and requests for proposals from the U.S. government (USG), corporate foundations, and other funding sources. The Business Development Associate will report to the Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances and Communications, and work closely with junior level, mid-level, and senior staff to pursue funding opportunities at all stages of the new business development process including opportunity identification, intelligence gathering and donor cultivation, and proposal/concept paper development.