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We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID Natural Resource Management and Security Project in the Philippines (NRMS). The five-year project seeks to strengthen environmental resilience by reducing environmental crimes, developing the natural resource sector, and strengthening natural resource governance.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide strategic, managerial, technical leadership and management oversight to the project. S/he will oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, personnel and financial management. S/he will maintain close coordination with USAID and other stakeholders, ensuring that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact. S/he will be responsible for timely and adequate implementation of project activities, deliverables and execution, monitoring and reporting of the project. The COP will serve as the principal liaison to the Philippines Government and USAID/Philippines and will have regular communication with the USAID/Philippines Agreement Officer’s Representative. The COP is responsible for ensuring compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USG rules and regulations. The COP will be responsible for ensuring sub-awardee compliance and monitoring quality of program implementation. The position will be based in Manila, Philippines.
- Provide program leadership, management, and technical direction and serve as the primary contact with USAID;
- Collaborate with and build strategic partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders such as national government agencies, non-government organizations, law enforcement agencies, regional and local governments, private sector organizations, local communities (especially with key stakeholders such as women, indigenous peoples, smallholder farmers, and fisherfolks), and academic institutions;
- Develop and implement innovative and sustainable approaches to strengthen environmental resilience, strengthen environmental governance and reduce environmental crimes, and enhance the environmental sector, including private sector approaches;
- Manage staff and coordinate programs with local partners ensuring program objectives are achieved;
- Administer financial oversight and budgetary management ensuring appropriate accounting compliance and procedures are met; and
- Oversee program monitoring and evaluation to ensure performance results are met or exceeded in an efficient and effective manner.
- Bachelor's degree in natural resource management, environmental science, or a related technical field; Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum ten years of technical experience in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, forestry management, environmental governance, financing, sustainable livelihoods and related fields;
- Five years of leadership experience managing mid to large international donor programs in Asia-Pacific;
- Ability to engage and work with senior government officials, private sector leaders, and other key stakeholders within natural resource management;
- Proven ability to engage and partner with the private sector on development;
- Strong understanding of conservation work in the Philippines;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
- Fluency in English and fluency in Tagalog preferred.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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