Deputy Chief of Party, Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project
Pact, Inc. (view profile)
|Location||Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Cambodia|
|Date Posted||May 7, 2012|
|Category||Advocacy & Partnership|
|Closing date for applications||June 7, 2012|
Pact is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID-funded Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) project in Cambodia. This position is contingent upon award. The DCOP will oversee a small-grants mechanism and provide high-level technical assistance in institutional strengthening, policy development, public participation and partnership building. 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.
-Work directly under the Chief of Party (COP) and share the responsibility for: day-to-day program management and administration; financial management; award contractual compliance; developing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, national organizations, local community-based organizations, and other stakeholders; and provide technical assistance and direction to the program.
-Manage the set-up and development of a small grants mechanism, including overseeing the issuing of RFAs and grants to communities and community-based organizations.
-Oversee the provision of institutional strengthening activities for communities and community-based organizations and other stakeholders.
-Provide technical assistance and leadership for activities related to policy development, public participation and partnership building.
-Oversee grants management, financial management and administration, and policy and communications.
-Work with the COP and the technical team to ensure overall planning, including the production of annual work plans, operating budgets, etc.
-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 in collaboration with the COP.
-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.
-Oversee grantee performance and the development of consolidated reports to donors.
-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 eight years of professional experience in a senior management role, preferably in the Asia region
-Proven experience in sub-award management.
-Demonstrated technical expertise in institutional strengthening, policy development, public participation and partnership development in the natural resource management field.
-A graduate degree (Master’s Degree) in a similarly related field of study, such as natural resource management, public policy, international development, public/business administration, or governance.
-Senior leadership experience 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 Deputy 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 operational skills with ability to demonstrate initiative, self-motivation and a commitment to lead and work with a diverse team
-Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international PVOs and local CSOs
-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.
-Fluency in English required.
-Knowledge of Khmer preferred.
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org