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Chiefs of Party, Global

Location: Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Worldwide
City/Cities Location Details: Global
Job Code: 5743

Description

DAI seeks to build a robust roster of qualified and experienced Chief of Party candidates for anticipated water and WASH focused donor-funded programs.  Experience and technical expertise sought in one or more of the following areas: water resource management; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); water sector governance; water sector financing; systems thinking; water sector policy and regulation; water sector resilience and planning; climate change mitigation and adaptation; environmental and natural resource management (ENRM); knowledge management; policy and regulation; gender and social inclusion, and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). Position locations are varied contingent upon contract and task order award(s). Possible locations include, but may not be limited to: Mozambique, Ghana, Lebanon, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Jordan, Indonesia, Liberia, Madagascar, Senegal, Tanzania.

Chiefs of Party will be responsible for overall strategic and operational coordination of program activities. S/he should have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to managing a sub-award/sub-contract program that serves clients in developing countries supported by U.S. Government funding; strong management experience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and experience in budgeting and financial management. S/he will also have experience in interacting with U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall leadership, project planning and implementation, and ensuring timely and high-quality expertise and deliverables for USAID
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID and contribute to successful, positive relationship with the client and other key stakeholders
  • Accountable for both the quality of the project, as well as for its effective financial and operational management
  • Manage a team of technical staff, organizational partners and short-term consultants
  • Responsible for achieving the expected results of the project and solving problems that may arise

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in water and environmental engineering, public health, business, international affairs, public administration, public policy, or a related field
  • Proven technical experience in target countries in WASH, water resource management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years in the management and supervisory experience of WASH, water resource management, governance, and/or capacity building programs with a US Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of field experience working in one or more developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with high level representatives from both the public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrable experience managing teams, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and compliance requirements preferred.


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