Chief of Party- Energy Project, Bangladesh

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  • Posted on 16 July 2020
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Job Description

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver innovative methods, reliable data, thorough analysis, and novel technologies for sustainable programs that help inform public policy and ground practice in evidence.


RTI seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID energy project in Bangladesh. The goal of the USAID Bangladesh Advancing Development and Growth through Energy (BADGE) Activity is to improve energy security and resilience in Bangladesh through better access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy systems and transparent and efficient energy markets. This activity also supports the U.S. Government’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. This will be a senior-level leadership position, and candidates must have a proven track record of leadership and the ability to navigate complex political and operating environments.


Responsibilities:
  • Manage overall activity delivery and management including technical, administrative, financial, and operational tasks.
  • Provide overall vision and leadership to implement tasks effectively across a diverse team of experts and specialists.
  • Foster and maintain effective, professional relations with a broad range of government counterparts, local organizations, donors and other stakeholders to warrant coordination and leverage resources.
  • Liaise with USAID and RTI home office on technical and financial matters to ensure efficient and effective implementation of and reporting on programming.
  • Oversees preparation and delivery of high-quality reports to USAID, including quarterly and annual reports, and other reports required by the contract.
  • Ensure synergies across technical components of the activities through planning, coordination, deployment of resources, and intra-team communication.


Required Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible experience and expertise to successfully achieve meaningful and sustainable results in deploying advanced energy systems and improving electricity sector performance.
  • Extensive and substantive experience working with counterparts at various levels of government, as well as with non-government and regional organizations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong technical expertise, superb management skills, and exceptional writing and communications skills in English. Bengali language skills preferred.
  • Possession of intellectual, communications, leadership, and managerial skills necessary to develop, articulate, and implement a strategic vision for the project.
  • Chief of Party experience in South/Southeast Asia with similar size and scope preferred.
  • Experience working in Bangladesh preferred.
  • Experience leading a donor-funded project preferred

About the Organization

IDG Learning, Energy & Environment for Development

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