PADF is seeking a highly-qualified, motivated Project Director/Chief of Party (COP) for USAID’s Haiti Reforestation Project. The COP will provide both technical and managerial leadership to this 5-year USG flagship initiative.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical direction and strategic leadership to project team, including partners, on wide range of technical areas including reforestation, agroforestry, rural development and public/private partnerships;
- Ensure completion of project’s deliverables and achievement of project objectives;
- Identify new resources, methodologies, partnerships, etc. to leverage to advance the project;
- Ensure senior-level representation of PADF and the project at meetings, conferences, etc.;
- Effective engagement, coordination and communication with USAID
- Ongoing engagement with Haitian stakeholders and project partners;
- Ensure the preparation of high-quality donor reports, effective marketing and public materials.
Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in Forestry, Agroforestry, Reforestation, Environmental Management, Natural Resource Management, Rural Development or similar. Chief of Party or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
- M.A. in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, natural resources management, agronomy, environmental policy, international development, etc.). PhD preferred.
- Proven experience as project director or leadership in the administration of similar sized international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting.
- Superior interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with ability to work with a variety of public and private-sector counterparts.
- Haiti experience strongly preferred
- Fluency (spoken/written) in English and French is required.
*Haitian nationals are encouraged to apply.
About the Organization
Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of American States.