DAI seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year (2016-2020) Environment and Biodiversity project in Madagascar. The anticipated project is expected to address the broader systemic change necessary to confront some of the country’s most pressing environmental concerns which if left unaddressed could lead to irreversible loss of biodiversity. The project’s main focus will be on the support of community based natural resource management, law enforcement, civil society organizations and opportunities for alternative and sustainable livelihoods.
The COP will be responsible for overall project management, including field team mobilization and leadership; development and implementation of work plans, operational budgets and performance monitoring plans; coordination with the USAID mission, government officials, other donors and partner organizations, and ensuring achievement of project results and objectives. The COP will supervise key project staff and ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies. The position will be based in Antananarivo, Madagascar with travel to key project sites throughout the country.
- A demonstrated track record of achieving results in a development context;
- Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in international development, with USAID experience strongly preferred;
- Demonstrated management and supervisory experience on complex, donor funded projects;
- Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering collaborative partnerships;
- Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas required: community based natural resource management, local capacity development, environmental governance, the sustainable management of forests and timber and/or wildlife trafficking;
- Demonstrated experience overseeing monitoring, evaluation, and continuous learning on development projects;
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and verbal communication abilities in English and French;
- Working proficiency in Malagasy strongly desired; and
- Experience working within Madagascar or a demonstrated understanding of the country context preferred.