DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
DAI seeks an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded anti-corruption project in the Philippines. The five-year project will reduce corruption, contribute to inclusive growth by reducing the costs of corruption to investments and trade, and promote open and fair competition. It seeks to create a better climate for trade and investment. The project will have three components: (1) Increasing the enforcement effectiveness of Government of the Philippines’ anticorruption institutions; (2) Reducing opportunities for public sector corruption and; (3) Strengthening corporate governance in both the private and public sector.
The COP will be responsible for overall project management, including field team mobilization and leadership; development and implementation of work plans, operational budgets and performance monitoring plans; coordination with the USAID mission, government officials, other donors and partner organizations, and ensuring achievement of project results and objectives. The COP will supervise key project staff and ensure compliance with DAI policies and USAID rules and regulations. The position will be based in Manila. Additional responsibilities include:
- Integrate project activities to achieve targets;
- Provide overall strategic guidance in engaging public sector institutions and implementing project activities;
- Direct staff development, team building, and strategic planning;
- Serve as principal point of contact on contractual and substantive matters with USAID and all partners;
- Ensure that all contract deliverables are completed on schedule and ensure quality;
- Have final authority on project financial and administrative decisions.
- More than 15 years of experience working at the national/executive government level, extensive expertise in public sector strengthening, strategic planning, financial management, and/or human and institutional capacity building as related to anti-corruption.
- 10 years or more of relevant experience in an advisory capacity to foreign governments, for instance in anti-corruption, transparency, and other areas relevant to the project’s scope of work.
- Minimum of 5 years experience working in Southeast Asia region;
- Chief of Party/Project Director experience in politically sensitive environment required;
- USAID project experience required;
- Masters degree or higher in Legal Studies, Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, International Development, Economics, or related field required.