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Chief of Party - Bangladesh FTF
Work Location/s Bangladesh
Job Code 1115
# of positions 1
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DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition - we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.  Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world. For more information please see: DT Global

DT Global is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) to oversee the technical and operational implementation of USAID’s FTF Bangladesh Agricultural Infrastructure Development Activity (BAIDA). The project will seek to increase the quality and quantity of agricultural produce for domestic, regional and international markets through a combination of infrastructure improvements:

  • Upgrade and rehabilitation of rural roads to improve farmers’ access to markets and the delivery of agricultural inputs and services to farms;
  • Construction and renovation of market centers, collection centers and cold storage facilities to improve post-harvest handling of agricultural produce in order to increase their market values; and,
  • Rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems and flood protection to increase the number of hectares of farmland under irrigated cultivation, especially during the dry season.

Job Description

  • Provides overall leadership and technical direction for the program, ensuring an integrated vision across program components with a focus on achieving the sustainable results
  • Manages technical implementation and administrative operations, tracking the program’s progress and documenting lessons learned
  • Ensures that project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements are observed
  • Identifies risks to implementation in a timely manner and adjusts programming as necessary
  • Serves as the key liaison between USAID, project stakeholders, and implementing partners

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as civil engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working on infrastructure design and construction/rehabilitation of rural roads, post-harvest handling and storage facilities, irrigation and drainage systems, and/or other relevant technical areas.
  • Minimum of 10 years of leadership and management experience on development programs in Bangladesh or the South Asia region, preferably as a Team Leader, Deputy Chief of Party, or Chief of Party.
  • Proven track record of engaging local counterparts – national and provincial governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector – to achieve meaningful and sustainable results.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, to implement a program’s strategic vision.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

Core Competencies:

Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment. 

Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts. 

Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment. 

Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly. 

Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

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