RTI is seeking a Chief of
Party (COP) for the two-year USAID-funded, Sustainable Fish Asia (SUFIA) Local
Capacity Development program. The goal of this program is to improve the
management of marine biodiversity and fisheries resources in the Indo-Pacific
region by reducing unsustainable fishing and illegal, unreported, and
unregulated (IUU) fishing. This position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.
The program will have two primary areas of activity: (1) conduct organizational
capacity assessments and deliver capacity development services to two regional
fishery support organizations; and (2) conduct private sector engagement
assessment for the fishing industry in Asia.
The COP will be responsible for the overall planning and
management of both primary areas of activity and will manage two full-time
staff, administrative support, and technical consultants. This will be a senior
level position, and candidates should have a proven track record of leadership
and the ability to navigate complex political environments. Thai nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Ensure coordination with USAID and other
partner institutions and will represent the activity through written or verbal
presentations, as required.
- Develop and maintain
relationships with key institutions in Thailand, Indonesia, and elsewhere
throughout Asia – including international donors, private sector actors,
NGOs, and research bodies critical to the success of the program.
- Lead program communications including identifying audiences and messages, and overseeing
related activities, products and events.
- Understanding and past work experience in the
two primary areas of organizational capacity development and private sector
- Ensure the quality and timeliness of all program
deliverables. The COP will be responsible for ensuring strong integration among
the two program primary areas of activity.
- Represent and be responsible for ensuring
effective coordination of activities with those of relevant ASEAN and host
countries’ ministries and agencies, civil society and business organizations,
international donor institutions and other USAID and USG funded initiatives.
- Responsible for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Learning (MEL) efforts under this program. This includes developing initial and
annual program work and performance plans, quarterly reports, and other
required USAID MEL documents.
- Coordinates and provides quality control in developing
all required USAID programming documents such as the Gender Equality and Social
Inclusion (GESI), and Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plan (GIDAP), and
any other cross-cutting issues that may emerge.
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant program
management work experience, including a knowledge of the fishing sector in Asia.
- An advanced degree in Businesses,
Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, or a related field.
- Prior experience with USAID projects and an
understanding of USAID procedures, policies, regulations and reporting
- Experience leading activities of similar scope and complexity to the SUFIA program, including ability to manage people remotely, strong writing and communication skills, and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices.
- Must have English
language reading and writing fluency; Thai language is preferable.