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Chief of Party, Mekong River Basin Climate Change Adaptation
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Last Date: May 27, 2011
Title: Chief of Party, Mekong River Basin Climate Change Adaptation
Supervisor: Vice President for Asia
Pact values and supports a diverse work environment.
Position Summary: Pact seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year, USAID Mekong River Basin Climate Change Adaptation project with the following objectives: strengthening human and institutional capacity to develop and implement climate change adaptation plans and strategies; strengthening policies, tools, methodologies, and practices for ecosystem services valuation and climate resiliency; demonstrating and scaling up model actions for integrated approaches to climate change adaptation; and strengthening and sustaining regional learning networks to share and replicate best practices.
NOTE: This position is for inclusion in an upcoming proposal submission and is contingent on award of funding.
Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:
all people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pacts role as steward of resources intended for the poor
diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scaleable results drive strategic priorities
gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
a healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfillment
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Rapid roll-out and supervision of field office activities. This includes hiring and management of field staff, subcontractors and consultants;
Ensure high-quality programming through technical guidance and support that is grounded in the programs strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements;
Planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans, operating budgets, etc.;
Guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve quarterly budgets and reports
Supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting;
Act as liaison to donor and governments;
Supervise technical, financial, grants and contracts and M&E staff;
Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations.
Demonstrated experience in project implementation and management, ideally related to a complex climate resilience program involving multiple actors;
A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast paced environment;
Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;
Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully execute a large-scale program in a difficult operating environment;
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to manage local staff;
Practical knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, specifically managing CPFF contracts; and
Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Advanced degree in climate change adaptation, disaster preparedness, agriculture, or relevant area
Minimum 10 years experience managing complex programs in the climate change sector
Prior experience as a chief of party under a USAID-funded program, specifically under a CPFF contract
Professional experience in Southeast Asia
Demonstrated experience supervising and managing staff
Fluency in English required
Knowledge of a relevant Asian language preferred.
Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary at will relationship.
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