Chief of Party - Pacific-American Partnership Fund (PACAP)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 May 2020
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Closing on 3 August 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

USAID/ Philippines is designing a new multi-sectoral, grant-making facility project to build the capacity of Pacific Island partners for self-reliance. The goal of the activity is to improve the quality of life of Pacific Islanders by reducing long-term vulnerabilities associated with climate change and disasters through:

• Increased environmental resilience and disaster management capabilities,
• Expanded sustainable market-driven economic growth, and
• Advanced democratic governance.

The activity will provide USAID a platform to invigorate partnerships within and between Pacific communities in form of sub-grants that strengthen managerial and financial capacity of civil society organizations, among other characteristics.

DT-Global is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated activity and he/she will be responsible for the overall management and administration of this anticipated USAID PACAP program and all its Activities and Cross-Cutting Tasks. This includes tracking implementation of the Work Plan, providing quality control of products prepared by the Contractor’s team and subcontractors, and liaising with and providing expert guidance to the USG as required.

Minimum Qualifications
• Graduate degree in economics, environment, international development or a related field.
• 10+ years of experience working on similar international development programs.
• Strong technical background in climate change, environmental resilience, or market-driven economic growth.
• 5+ years of experience serving as either Chief of Party or Project Manager on a donor-funded international development program.
• Previous experience utilizing grants or similar mechanism for developmental impact desired.
• Past work experience in the Pacific Island strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Core Competencies:

Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.

Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.

Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.

Diversity and Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.

Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

About the Organization

DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition - we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.

Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world. For more information please see:

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