The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Chief of Party to successfully and effectively lead the implementation of the anticipated USAID/Philippines “Climate Resilient Cities” Project. The Activity aims to improve resilience by strengthening the capacity of Philippines cities to adapt to and manage the impacts of climate change and has three objectives, namely:
· Objective 1: Enhancing cities’ capacity to understand, use, and communicate climate data;
· Objective 2: Improving cities’ capacity to access and manage climate financing; and
· Objective 3: Enabling cities to implement or upscale innovative measures to conserve, restore, or sustainably manage the environment under the lens of climate change adaptation or mitigation.
Successful Chief of Party applicants will be dynamic, results-oriented team players, with outstanding execution skills and proven ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment. They will also be proactive and innovative thinkers, with demonstrated capacity to execute new initiatives.
Key job functions include:
· Manage all field aspects of technical assistance delivery, including activity design, execution, post-activity follow-up and reporting to funders;
· Manage completion of all activities and deliverables in line with approved work plan;
· Oversee operations of local office(s);
· Develop and maintain productive relationships with key local counterparts, USAID and other relevant technical assistance providers;
· Liaise closely with ICMA staff to ensure effective program implementation and management; and
· Contribute actively to improving ICMA’s efficacy and impact.
· Master’s degree in a related field (public administration, public policy, environmental management/policy/planning, governance and development);
· 8 to 10 years of experience managing international development programs, particularly USAID-funded programs;
· Demonstrated experience in managing programs focused on climate adaptation/mitigation and subnational governance, particularly in the Philippines or the Asia/Pacific region;
· Excellent oral and written communication in English and Filipino is required; and
· Ability to lead and form constructive partnerships with and among local counterparts.
About the Organization
ICMA is the premier association of over 13,000 local governance practitioners committed to advancing global public service excellence in local government administration. Since our inception in 1914, ICMA has provided research and knowledge resources, training, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer programming for the chief appointed officials and their staff that run thousands of local governments in the United States and around the world. Since the late 1980s, ICMA has implemented more than 500 programs in 70 countries in all areas of local government management and service delivery. Our focus has included programs in climate adaptation, environmental sustainability, alternative energy, green infrastructure, and related topics.
For more information regarding ICMA’s programs and services, please visit www.icma.org.