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Subcontractor and Grantee Capacity Development Training

Palladium has been awarded a five-year Contract to implement Project USAID/Creating Economic Opportunities with special attention to the country’s Western Highlands and its capital city. Project CEO supports economic growth, private sector development, competition, and job creation in Guatemala. It also strengthens investment and trade promotion, serves as a catalyst for the development of productive infrastructure, facilitates the growth of the work force in Guatemala, and fosters a positive business environment. A core objective of Project CEO is to strengthen the private sector as an engine of growth to reduce poverty, improve living conditions, and create sustainable economic opportunities for Guatemalans in Guatemala. By focusing on the country’s secondary cities as natural platforms for investment and growth, cultivating alliances between stakeholders in the public, private, and civil society sectors, and placing emphasis on an ecosystem conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship, Project CEO plays a central role in job creation, facilitating investment, and promoting prosperity in the country.

The Project CEO implementation team is a consortium with multiple Guatemalan partners that each have significant technical scope and budget. Project CEO has two types of partners: subcontractors and grantees. These partners have a range of experience working with donors in the implementation of USAID grant awards. In all cases, however, Project CEO is the first opportunity that each of these partners has had to participate as a subcontractor.

The purpose of the present Terms of Reference (ToRs) is to contract an eligible international organization with a recognized track record to design and deliver trainings on USAID compliance and implementation best practices to subcontractors and grant recipients.