DAI seeks to build a robust roster of qualified and experienced Chief of Party candidates for anticipated water and WASH focused donor-funded programs. Experience and technical expertise sought in one or more of the following areas: water resource management; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); water sector governance; water sector financing; systems thinking; water sector policy and regulation; water sector resilience and planning; climate change mitigation and adaptation; environmental and natural resource management (ENRM); knowledge management; policy and regulation; gender and social inclusion, and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). Position locations are varied contingent upon contract and task order award(s). Possible locations include, but may not be limited to: Mozambique, Ghana, Lebanon, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Jordan, Indonesia, Liberia, Madagascar, Senegal, Tanzania.
Chiefs of Party will be responsible for overall strategic and operational coordination of program activities. S/he should have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to managing a sub-award/sub-contract program that serves clients in developing countries supported by U.S. Government funding; strong management experience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and experience in budgeting and financial management. S/he will also have experience in interacting with U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and partners.
Overall leadership, project planning and implementation, and ensuring timely and high-quality expertise and deliverables for USAID
Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID and contribute to successful, positive relationship with the client and other key stakeholders
Accountable for both the quality of the project, as well as for its effective financial and operational management
Manage a team of technical staff, organizational partners and short-term consultants
Responsible for achieving the expected results of the project and solving problems that may arise
Masters Degree (or higher) in water and environmental engineering, public health, business, international affairs, public administration, public policy, or a related field
Proven technical experience in target countries in WASH, water resource management, or a related field.
Minimum of fifteen (15) years in the management and supervisory experience of WASH, water resource management, governance, and/or capacity building programs with a US Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization.
Minimum of five (5) years of field experience working in one or more developing countries.
Demonstrated experience in liaising with high level representatives from both the public and private sectors.
Demonstrable experience managing teams, with strong interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with USAID regulations and compliance requirements preferred.