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Job Ref: SPE 1834

Category: Consulting

Country: Fiji

Location: Fiji

Position: DAI Chief of Party - C-CAP

Salary: Competitive

Job Description:

DAI - CHIEF OF PARTY, FIJI

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

DAI seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year Coastal Community Adaptation Project that will support district and community-level climate change adaptation interventions in nine Pacific Island countries. The Chief of Party will oversee a multi-national project team that advances climate-resilient social and economic infrastructure in coastal zones; capacity building for community engagement in disaster risk prevention and preparedness; and integration of climate resilient policies and practices into community and district land use plans and building standards. The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership, supervisory management and general technical direction of the program, to ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors, with a focus on achieving defined results in more than 100 communities located throughout Oceania. Other responsibilities include: • Manage, lead and oversee all long-term staff, short-term consultants, and subcontractors across the nine project countries in achieving project results and ensuring accountability; • Develop sound work plans for project activities to ensure cohesion and focus for attainment of sustainable results; • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments; • Oversee the participatory planning process to produce a strategic plan for project deliverables; • Coordinate with all relevant stakeholders to ensure coherent program implementation and communication; • Oversee all financial and administrative manners to ensure quality and control methods in a consistent and transparent manner for all contracted tasks and functions; and • Provide project compliance oversight and quality assurance for all activities including budgeting and monitoring and evaluation.

Qualifications • Minimum of 7 years experience as a Chief of Party; • Managerial and operational experience with complex, multi-national/regional activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions in developing countries; or experience simultaneously managing numerous community-based projects across cultures and a wide geography; • Minimum of five years or more of progressively responsible work experience in community development and mobilization, environmental or civil engineering, or climate change adaptation; • Proven experience working effectively with multiple stakeholders including host government officials, multilateral and donor organizations, and local implementing partners and community groups; • Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of working in the Pacific Islands • Advanced degree in international development/relations, civil or environmental engineering, climate change, or a related field required (Ph. D preferred); and • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills in English are required; and fluency in at least one of the regional languages is desirable.

*This position is for submission in an upcoming proposal and is contingent upon successful award of funding.



Listing Date: April 24, 2012

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