Chief of Party (USAID Sri Lanka and Maldives Climate Change Adaptation Program)

DT Global
Maldives
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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DT Global seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Sri Lanka and Maldives Climate Change program. The program has two main objectives: (1) to enhance the resilience of the Maldivian government, private sector, and local environmental and community groups to adapt to the vulnerabilities of climate change; and (2) to strengthen the resilience of the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka to reduce vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change. 

Responsibilities:

The COP will be responsible for the technical and administrative management of the activity and all of its sub-activities and crosscutting tasks. The COP will help develop and track implementation of the Work Plan, ensuring that all components are working in tandem and assuring that program deliverables are of quality. The COP will serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the host-country government, and project stakeholders and will provide recommendations to enhance the program as required.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in global climate change, natural resources management, environmental law, public policy, international development, business administration, or a related field. 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience leading or providing technical oversight for climate change, resilience, disaster risk management, or natural resource management programs.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, and/or Team Leader on a donor-funded program. USAID experience is strongly preferred. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of program design and monitoring and evaluation for climate change adaptation programs.
  • Previous experience administering grants or similar mechanisms to amplify development impact is strongly desired.
  • Past work experience in South Asia or Southeast Asia is strong preferred.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and exceptional oral and written communication skills.

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. 

This role is contingent upon project award and donor funding. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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. 
 
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.