Chief of Party

  • Senior-level
  • Posted on 11 November 2019
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Job Description

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years of experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector in managing their environment and natural resources. We have delivered innovative, breakthrough solutions in key development sectors including: countering wildlife crime, forestry, protected area management, climate change, economic livelihood development, community engagement, and institutional capacity building.

RTI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-Philippines’ Natural Resource Security and Management project (NRSM). The purpose of the project is to improve the way that natural resources are governed and address the drivers of natural resource insecurity through the reduction of conservation crimes and the development of the natural resources sector.

The Responsibilities of the Chief of Party include:

  • Effectively collaborate with, and build coalitions among, diverse stakeholders, including high level government officials, civil society organizations, international and local law enforcement agencies, local government units, private sector representatives, local communities, and universities and institutions;
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with other countering wildlife trafficking initiatives, including those implemented by RTI and other organizations;
  • Build innovate partnerships and promote sustainable initiatives;
  • Administer the project’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and USAID regulations;
  • Supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences;
  • Managing any subcontracts and grants with local partners, ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables;
  • Oversee performance monitoring and evaluation to ensure all project targets are met or exceeded – making recommendations for improvement in program implementation.

  • Master’s degree in natural resources management/conservation or related field;
  • Twelve years of experience in the implementation of large and complex projects relating to natural resources management and/or biodiversity conservation, preferably with some focus on counter wildlife crime. Experience in a related technical area including conservation, tourism, law enforcement, wildlife trafficking and crime preferred.
  • Five years proven leadership mid- to large- sized international donor programs ($10-30 million) with strong skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting;
  • Five years of experience working with senior government officials, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, and/or enforcement of conservation regulations;
  • Proven ability to engage and work with private sector partners on long-term strategy;
  • Demonstrated understanding of current conservation work in the Philippines;
  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams;
  • Proven experience in adaptive management in conservation or similar programs;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in English is required;
  • Experience working in Asia region preferred;

About the Organization

IDG Learning, Energy & Environment for Development

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