General Call for Resumes, Chiefs of Party
DAI is holding a call for resumes for Chiefs of Party interested in future USAID solicitations focused on environment, water, energy, and climate change to be released by country and regional USAID missions, and USAID/Washington in 2024/25. DAI Chiefs of Party (COP) serve as the primary point of contact with USAID with regards to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Our COPs have overall responsibility for management of team members, all technical aspects of contract performance, as well as the effective, efficient, and timely implementation of all activities. Position locations and duration of assignments will vary and are contingent upon contract award.
DAI opportunities span the following technical areas:
Clean and renewable energy
Energy sector reform and security
Climate change adaptation and mitigation
Disaster risk reduction
Biodiversity and wildlife conservation
Natural resources management
Environmental crimes and governance
Environmental justice / social equity
Land tenure and land rights governance
Water resources management
Water security, sanitation, and hygiene (WSSH)
WSSH in humanitarian and conflict contexts
Water-energy and water-food nexus
Solid waste management
Methane emissions management
Marine/coastal/wetlands conservation and restoration
DAI COPs are supported with a proprietary project management system, a robust team of home office project delivery specialists, and in-house technical expertise to support field requests promptly. If you are interested in joining a dynamic international organization, leading teams with innovative solutions, shaping a more livable world, and making a difference in the countries and areas we operate, DAI wants to hear from you.
General Qualifications Sought:
Minimum Education: B.Sc. or B.A. in a relevant field; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
A minimum of 10 years’ of progressive experience in program management in international development with at least 3 years of demonstrated experience in senior management positions for donor-funded environment, water, energy, or climate-focused programs.
A minimum of 8 years’ demonstrated technical expertise (12 years’ experience with B.A./B.Sc. degree only) with substantial developing country context experience, in a relevant technical area as listed above.
Experience in organizing and facilitating multi stakeholder planning and learning events.
A demonstrated ability to facilitate training, integrate capacity strengthening, and knowledge generation into work approaches.
Proven understanding of incorporating concerns surrounding inclusiveness of vulnerable populations into project activities.
Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships with high-level U.S. and local government counterparts, private sector firms, civil society organizations, academia, and other key stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience successfully managing USAID-funded contracts preferred.
Demonstrated experience supervising large, culturally diverse teams, with remote management experience preferred.
Fluency in English, with a second language proficiency preferred.
Candidates should submit their resume to EnvCOP2024@dai.com. Candidates should in the body of their resume or in a separate cover letter include any preference in geographic regions or availability constraints. Additional information on DAI can be found at www.dai.com