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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Chief of Party, Environment Policy, NRM and Conservation, Congo Basin

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: DR Congo
Job Code: 4043


Chief of Party, Environment Policy, NRM and Conservation, Congo Basin

DAI seeks a Chief of Party for anticipated environment policy, conservation, forestry and biodiversity projects in the Congo Basin Region. The anticipated projects are expected to support conservation and natural resource management policy development and implementation in the DRC, ROC and potentially the wider Congo Basin Region, with a focus on terrestrial sites. 


The COP will be responsible for overall project management, including field team mobilization and leadership; development and implementation of work plans, operational budgets and performance monitoring plans; coordination with the USAID mission, government officials, other donors and partner organizations, and ensuring achievement of project results and objectives. The COP will supervise key project staff and ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies. The positions will be based in Kinshasa, DRC with travel to key project sites throughout the country.

Required Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated track record of achieving results in a development context;
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in international development, with USAID experience strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience on complex, donor funded projects;
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering collaborative partnerships;
  • Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas required: natural resource management, local capacity development, conservation, environmental policy/governance, the sustainable management of forests and timber and/or biodiversity, conservation economics;
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing monitoring, evaluation, and continuous learning on development projects;
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and verbal communication abilities in English and French;
  • Experience working within Democratic Republic of Congo or various Congo Basin countries, and a demonstrated understanding of the Congo Basin context preferred.

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