DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.
DAI seeks Chief of Party candidates for a climate change adaptation and REDD+ program in South East Asia. The program aims to increase local capacity and knowledge on climate change adaptation and support technical development of REDD+ projects.
*This position is for submission in an upcoming proposal and is contingent upon successful award of funding.
The Chief of Party will provide overall technical leadership and supervisory management; serve as the primary liaison with USAID; ensure coordination between numerous stakeholders and participants; provide project compliance oversight and quality assurance for all activities including budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation; supervise staff and oversee the project’s monitoring and evaluation system.
• Advanced degree in technical area related to agriculture, forestry, environment, climate change, natural resources management, or related field required
• Exceptional managerial and operational experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions in developing countries.
• Subject matter expertise in global climate change, climate change adaptation, climate change funding mechanisms, and/or REDD+.
• Minimum of 10 years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing natural resource, agricultural and/or climate change related programs
• Minimum of 5 years of experience managing USAID funded projects
• Supervisory and management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; senior-level supervisory experience on USAID-funded programs preferred.
• Proven experience working effectively with multiple stakeholders including USAID, host government officials, multilateral and donor organizations, and local implementing partners.
• Experience managing field programs Southeast Asia and knowledge of regional language desired
• Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills in English.
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