Job Ref: SPE 1835
Position: DAI Deputy COP CCAP
DEPUTY 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 Deputy 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 Deputy Chief of Party will provide contractual management for a multi-national project team; and technical management for one or more of the following project components: 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. S/he will train and supervise staff as appropriate; coordinate effective program implementation–carried out in more than 100 communities located throughout Oceania—with project partners and stakeholders; and liaise with project donors regarding contractual and technical management. Other responsibilities include: • Ensure that representation, technical assistance and expertise provided under the contract is timely, responsive, and of high quality; • Assist the Chief of Party in technical, administrative, and managerial tasks as needed to ensure efficient project implementation, coordination, project compliance and delivery; • Assist the coordination of program implementation with all relevant stakeholders and other donors to ensure coherent implementation and communication.
Qualifications • Advanced degree in civil or environmental engineering, climate change, natural resource management, international development/relations, or a related field required • Donor-funded project management experience in the Pacific Islands region is required • Minimum of 10 years of previous or current management experience, preferably in overseeing geographically dispersed program activities simultaneously and training and supervising local personnel • Experience in environmental or civil engineering, climate change, or community development and mobilization programs preferred • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse array of staff, project stakeholders and partners, coordinating or managing field programs with multiple locations • Strong interpersonal and communications skills in English is required and additional fluency in at least one of the regional languages is highly preferred • Citizens of the Pacific Islands nations are strongly encouraged to apply
*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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