Chief of Party Climate Change, Cambodia
Pact, Inc. (view profile)
|Location||Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Cambodia|
|Date Posted||April 27, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||May 24, 2012|
Pact is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Conservation and Forest Landscape Management project in Cambodia. This position is contingent upon award. The COP will be responsible for the technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project, and will act as primary liaison to USAID and the Food Security and Environment Office, the Government of Cambodia, and other project stakeholders. The Project’s overall goal is to improve conservation and governance of priority forest landscapes to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity, working at the local,
provincial, and national levels to build a comprehensive outcome.
•Lead overall management and direction of project activities, providing feedback and support to project team in its day-to-day operations. Responsible for overall planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work plans, operating budgets, etc.
•Ensure high-quality programming through technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/work plan development, program implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
•Ensure cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources. Guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve quarterly budgets and reports.
•Provide input into and ensure that all donor and Pact internal reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner.
•Ensure effective coordination and communication between the technical team and other organizational departments.
•Act as Pact liaison to donors, governments, and partners. Represent Pact at conferences, agencies, meetings and other fora, including relevant organizational and external Communities of Practice.
•As applicable, conduct and coordinate provision of regular monitoring visits to grantee programs; review and provide feedback on grantee performance reports and oversee the development of consolidated reports to donors.
•Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested.
•Collaborate in providing information and reports to Pact headquarters and in investigating new funding opportunities.
•Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives is shared via a range of mechanisms including reports, newsletters, and the Internet.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
•A minimum of ten years of professional experience in fields related to the subject matter of this project of this project, such as forestry/natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forestry management, payment for ecosystem services, community and alternative livelihood development, governance and capacity building, as well as an understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in these sectors.
•A graduate degree (Master’s Degree or higher preferred) in a similarly related field of study, such as forestry or environmental management, global climate change, environmental economics, international development, public/business administration, or governance.
•Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar-size and complex international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting. Prior experience as a Chief or Party on a USAID project preferred.
•Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
•Proven track record of success in managing, coaching, and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations.
•Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
•Strong knowledge of USAID policies and procedures.
•Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Cambodia strongly preferred.
•Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international PVOs and local CSOs.
•Fluency in English required.
•Knowledge of Khmer preferred.
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org
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