Chief of Party, Peru

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Lima, Peru
Apply by 21 June 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 27 March 2018

Job Description

Chief of Party – Amazon Indigenous Rights and Resources

Are you passionate about defending human rights and protecting the Amazon from the worst impacts of large-scale mining, oil & gas, and infrastructure projects? Do you have the management experience and political acumen to drive a large, 5-year, regional initiative working in up to five South American countries to successfully promote the rights and resources of the Amazon’s indigenous peoples?

Pact is seeking a Chief of Party with USAID and South America regional experience to serve as the thought leader and chief executive for the anticipated Amazon Indigenous Rights and Resources program. The chief of party will provide overall technical direction, manage financial performance, and lead large, regional team of expatriate and national staff and implementing partners to achieve Pact’s vision for indigenous rights and resources in the Amazon.

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

The Position

Pact is recruiting for a Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded project that will work across the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname, to improve the representation of indigenous peoples in governing forests and waters in the Amazon Basin. This position is contingent upon award of funds.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree or higher in environmental management, business administration, international development, economics, law, or another related field.
  • Significant experience with projects focused on indigenous peoples’ rights and resources and environmental programs in South America
  • Must have prior experience managing USAID funded projects with budgets of at least $2m/year in a senior leadership (deputy chief of party and above) role.
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish

Key Responsibilities

  • Visions, designs, manages, and delivers programming to address systems-level constraints and build on opportunities to effectively and sustainably improve indigenous communities’ active participation in the scoping, approval, management, and monitoring of large-scale infrastructure programs in the Amazon Basin.
  • Serves as the principal point of contact and Pact’s representative with USAID, indigenous communities, implementing partners, and other stakeholders in the private sector, civil society, national ministries, and regional or international bodies on issues related to project implementation.
  • Leads and inspires the project’s senior leadership team, implementing partners, and regional staff to achieve exceptional project results.
  • Walking side-by-side with indigenous communities, establishes, builds, and strengthens a broad coalition from the private, public, civil society, and NGO sectors to create the conditions to successfully and sustainably transition from USAID financed support.

Location

The chief of party will be based in Lima, Peru. Frequent travel to and within the Amazon region is required.

Why Pact?

  • Exceptional opportunity to craft long-term solutions to the challenge of large scale extractive and infrastructure projects in the Amazon
  • Competitive pay and allowances, including housing, education, home leave for expatriate employees
  • Industry-leading benefits including generous 403(b) retirement plan, 100% employer-paid medical insurance
  • Strong culture of innovation and leadership in international development

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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