Chief of Party (USAID/Indonesia New Environment Activity)

Cardno Emerging Markets
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. (Cardno) is seeking a Chief of Party candidate for the anticipated USAID/Indonesia New Environment Activity. The purpose of the activity is to advance Indonesia's own development objectives to address threats to biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use. USAID has identified the following two strategic objectives as initial areas of focus: 1) improved subnational environmental governance; and, 2) private sector environmental and social sustainability in supply chains related to agriculture, forestry, and extractive industries.

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overall administration and management of the activity. S/he must be based in Jakarta in order to serve as the primary point of contact for USAID/Indonesia, the GOI, other donors and key stakeholders.

  • A Master’s or higher degree in a relevant field of study, such as environmental management, agriculture, fishery, spatial planning, economics, public policy; natural, earth, or physical sciences; engineering; business administration; governance; climate change, climate change adaptation, disaster resilience; or other related field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 3 additional years of relevant experience);
  • At least 15 years of professional experience related to the successful implementation of large and complex development projects in climate change, disaster risk reduction, environmental management or natural resources management;
  • Proven leadership in the management of similar size international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting;
  • Current and proven working experience with senior government officials, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in the climate change, disaster management, or other relevant development sectors;
  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Relevant work experience in Indonesia or other Southeast Asian countries;
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written;
  • Working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia preferred.

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