Deputy Chief of Party – USAID/Philippines Climate Resilient Cities Project

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 January 2021

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Deputy 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.

The Deputy Chief of Party will be in charge of operations and administration of the project. They will be responsible for ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the procurement by ensuring seamless communication and cooperation across the project.

Key job functions include:

· Support the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for program implementation to ensure the achievement of project goals;

· Manage program operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property, and oversight of grants under contract;

· Support a broad range of activities related to subnational governance, environmental adaptation, citizen engagement and public service delivery;

· Fulfill the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in his/her absence; and

· Contribute actively to improving ICMA’s efficacy and impact.

Preferred qualifications:

· Master’s degree in a related field (public administration, public policy, environmental management, governance and development);

· 8 to 10 years of experience managing international development programs, particularly USAID-funded programs.

· Demonstrated experience in managing programs focused on subnational governance and/or environmental adaptation, particularly in the Philippines or the region.

· Excellent oral and written communication in English and Filipino is required.

· 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.

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