Expressions of Interest | Crime Reduction Programme | Ecuador | 2023

***Please be advised that these roles are contingent on award ***

Chemonics Group UK Ltd is seeking multiple key roles for an anticipated crime reduction programme in Ecuador.

This project is aimed at supporting vulnerable individuals at risk of being exploited by criminal groups, through the development of diversionary interventions in target locations (to be confirmed).  It will focus on the following workstreams:

  • Community resilience.
  • Strategic communications.​
  • Building Political Will. ​
  • Building capability in the system (at state and local level)​.
  • Pathway Interventions: developing a range of diversionary interventions to steer individuals away from crime.​

Role Purpose
These roles will support various key functions of the programme described above. Applicants who are confident in their ability to deliver three of more of the items listed in the ‘Expertise required’ section that possess some/all of the experience, skills and qualifications listed are strongly encouraged to apply.

Expertise required

  • Designing and implementing pivotal support to communities, including managing local CSOs/NGOs, surrounding violence prevention with a focus on building ‘community resilience’ and ‘pathways intervention’.
  • Community policing experience, developing engagement mechanisms to support trust building between police and communities.
  • Developing and overseeing multi-agency referral systems for at risk individuals.
  • Designing and implementing a range of capacity building interventions including training, mentoring and peer to peer support.
  • Managing short-term expertise to support the delivery of interventions.
  • Supporting local community engagement by facilitating forums for developing shared solutions, developing community relationships and building trust with state services.
  • Building preventative capabilities in the police.
  • Relationship building/ stakeholder engagement: at national (national police) and local level (community police).
  • Working with relevant agencies/departments involved in external communications around preventing violence.
  • Developing strategic communications around violence reduction targeted at diverting at risk individuals away from crime or helping to build community resilience, working with local organisations where required.
  • Relationship building/ stakeholder engagement: with key messengers across the national and local level.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Programmatic experience: programme design (Theory of change, results framework) conducting problem/context analyses, managing budgets, risk, reporting etc.
  • Advanced understanding of issues around community resilience as well as the pathways through which individuals engage in violence and criminal activity.
  • Understanding of crime prevention, diversionary violence interventions and aligning community police/investigative capacity around it.
  • Experience developing communication strategies, targeted communication campaigns, capacity building e.g. media training and linking different stakeholders to ensure consistency of messaging.
  • Experience working with local CSOs/NGOs in Guayaquil.
  • Prior experience in policing with a focus on prevent and community policing.
  • Significant demonstrable experience in Ecuador or Latin America.
  • An Ecuadorian national based in Guayaquil or Quito is a strong advantage.
  • Spanish required for all positions. English is a strong advantage.

To submit your Expression of Interest, please email your CV to by  14th August 2023. Only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

***Please be advised that these roles are contingent on award ***