Nathan is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Structured Finance & Investment.
The USAID Activity will support countries in the Asia-Pacific region to identify and facilitate sustainable investments, including sustainable agriculture, forestry, and climate-related investments, that support national climate adaptation and mitigation efforts. Highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, countries in the Asia-Pacific region are particularly exposed, lack sufficient national-level resources, and comparatively less local capacity to effectively adapt to changing climate conditions and increased incidences of natural disasters. The goal of this activity will be to facilitate the mobilization of climate finance and to build the capacity of regional bodies, partner countries, and private sector in the Asia-Pacific region to manage climate finance and to identify and build pipelines of investment opportunities.
As the project’s key point of contact with USAID, partner Governments, and other stakeholders, the Chief of Party will coordinate technical assistance activities with field staff, short-term consultants, and Nathan home office personnel. The COP may also be responsible for the implementation of specific technical tasks within the project (to be determined according to needs and expertise). The Chief of Party will oversee overall project operations including project management, administration, oversight, reporting, financial and contractual obligations, contractor progress, and performance monitoring and evaluation.
Supervision and Provision of Technical Expertise
·Support the planning, design, and implementation of technical activities, including the drafting of work plans and terms of reference, organization, and participation in technical working group meetings;
·Liaise with partner governments, private sector (including financial institutions), civil society organizations and other donors to coordinate activities, including mobilization of finance, and achieve the goals and objectives of the activity;
·Monitor and, in some cases, carry out technical activities (in coordination with Nathan home office), including review of deliverables and reports for USAID;
·Provide summaries of working group meetings, workshops, and trainings and identify next steps;
·Coordinate the planning of technical activities involving Nathan’s partners with the Nathan headquarters project team to ensure that planned activities are in line with budgets and subcontracts;
·Liaise with the project team at the Nathan Headquarters office to recruit technical experts as required; and
·Other related technical and management tasks requested by USAID (and in coordination with the Nathan Home Office Team), in accordance with the scope of the activity.
·Manage and supervise the field office team, with appropriate delegation of duties to other staff members on the activity;
·Supervise the recruitment and engagement of technical experts, business partners, and administrative staff, as appropriate;
·Ensure that the activity is implemented in accordance with the rules and regulations of USAID and Nathan Associates;
·Report regularly to the Nathan headquarters project team on project activities, deliverables, and events; key issues requiring approval from the headquarters office;
·Review all accounting statements submitted to the home office and time sheets of local consultants, if applicable; and Provide contributions to the quarterly and annual project reports.
·Master’s degrees or higher in finance, business, environmental studies, climate change, MBA, JD, or related field.
·Minimum 10 years of experience managing programs of a similar focus and complexity, on topics such as climate finance, climate adaptation and mitigation, ESG, and sustainable agriculture and forestry.
·Proven knowledge of climate investment trends in the Asia-Pacific Region and experience working with a variety of stakeholders in the region, including regional bodies, national governments, financial institutions, project sponsors, and civil society organizations
·Proven ability to work effectively with USAID mission staff, host country counterparts, and international donors; with strong emphasis placed on experience developing and maintaining working relationships across a multi-stakeholder environment
·Demonstrated leadership in teambuilding and integrity in project management;
·Strong written, oral, and presentation skills; and
·Ability to live in and travel extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region
·Solid understanding of USAID rules and regulations governing project compliance, procurement, and financial management preferred;
·Experience working in Asia-Pacific preferred;
·Experience managing regional or multi-country programs with multiple project offices and activity sites preferred
·Demonstrated ability to facilitate USG inter-agency engagement across program objectives preferred
·Experience with projects aimed at attracting private sector investment, blended finance, or institutional capital
·Existing relationships with financial institutions in the region a plus
Nathan is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Nathan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.