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Offer: Job: Chief Of Party (Upcoming Program Opportunity For Land And Resource Rights) in Latin America / DAI - Apply by 30 June 2013

Job Description

Background & Objective:

DAI seeks expressions of interest for the Chief of Party position of an anticipated USAID-funded project that would provide technical assistance to Latin American governments, the private sector and civic organizations on a variety of land tenure and resource governance issues.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall management and technical leadership and direction for the project. He/she shall act as the primary point of contact with USAID and relevant government agencies, NGOs, private sector actors and community groups with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract.

The COP is expected to manage long term personnel and short-term experts in achieving project results.
He/she will be responsible for evaluating and documenting progress (activity monitoring reports), managing design and evaluation teams, evaluating sub-contractors’ and grantees’ activities through consultative meetings and site visits, working out solutions to keep the activity on track and providing overall guidance and direction focusing the activity team on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives.
The COP will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates would have relevant experience in the following areas, or in closely aligned areas of practice:

• Improving governance of rights to extractive resources through advising on reform of laws and regulation and by promoting broad-based civic engagement in reform programs;

• Strengthening and clarifying indigenous communities rights to land and natural resources;

• Protecting bio-diversity using innovative approaches to community resource governance;

• Developing tools and methodologies to assess the causes of resource-based social and political conflicts, and applying those tools help mitigate conflicts.

• Strong candidates will be effective at working with government officials, private sector leaders and leaders of civic and community-based organizations, and at building lines of communication and cooperation among them.

• Strong candidates will have extensive project and management experience and experience working with large bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor organizations.

• An advanced degree in social science and/or biological sciences disciplines, law or other appropriate fields is required
• Fluency in English and Spanish required.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH13/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=F2C7...

All positions on the program will be contingent upon DAI being awarded the contract, and USAID approving all of the proposed candidates.

Organization Description
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."
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