ICF is seeking both expatriate and local candidates to serve as the Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID/Bangladesh-funded program supporting the enabling environment for integrated climate planning. This 5-year program will advance USAID’s partnerships with key public, non-governmental, and private sector stakeholders to drive the planning, analytics, and development and implementation of policies needed to scale the adoption of both resilience measures and net-zero pathways to enable transformational changes in key systems. Relevant sectors may include agriculture, energy, water, industry, health, waste, and other major economic sectors, in both urban and rural areas, and in important areas of biodiversity. The COP will be based in Dhaka and will be responsible for the overall management and successful performance of the project.
Be the primary liaison with the USAID project contracting officer and representatives, responding to client needs and direction.
Lead and manage the program team – providing the vision, coordination, resource management, and supervision required to accomplish program objectives and to deliver superior quality products and services.
Ensure quality control and responsiveness of technical assistance provided, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID.
Advanced degree in relevant field (e.g., climate change, environmental management, energy, engineering, development or environmental economics, international development, public/business administration).
10yrs years of relevant technical experience working to support climate planning initiatives in Asia, and ideally with extensive experience in Bangladesh and/or South Asia.
Donor funded program or USAID-funded project management experience including successful oversight of senior-level expat and local subject matter experts.
A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, including being an articulate speaker and empathetic listener.
Demonstrated ability to engage with USAID and/or funding organization in an international development project context.
Demonstrated ability to manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary technical team; to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors; and to design and implement detailed strategic work plans.
Demonstrated excellence in writing and presentation ability, as well as experience successfully leading an intercultural team in a development context.
Excellent analytical skills with a strong understanding of climate planning, including policies and practices that reduce greenhouse gas emission and increase climate resilience, or both, across multiple sectors.
Fluency in English. Knowledge of Bengali or other local languages would be an added strength.