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Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Project Director for Asia-based positions 

About the Organization Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Project Director for Asia-based positions.

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Project Director for Asia-based positions under the Forestry & Natural Resource Management (FNRM) Unit. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

GENERAL

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants should go to the 'Jobs' link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing 'Asia DCOP.'

Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Project Director

LOCATION: Various, Asia-based

UNIT: Forestry & Natural Resource Management

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party/Project Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

Winrock is seeking Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Project Director candidates for anticipated upcoming environment-focused projects in Asia. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee day-to-day management of technical and administrative aspects of project implementation in coordination with Chief of Party/Project Director;

  • Coordinate activities across project objectives to ensure quality design and harmonization;

  • Supervise project technical and administrative staff, subcontractors, and short-term consultants to ensure effective project implementation across all deliverables;

  • Ensure appropriate implementation of the project strategy in compliance with USAID and Winrock rules and regulations;

  • Provide technical support and oversight to monitoring, evaluation, capacity building, and learning activities;

  • Support Chief of Party/Project Director in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports and ensure timely submission to USAID;

  • Coordinate the inputs and activities of local and international partners, and monitor their technical progress;

  • Anticipate challenges in project implementation, identify solutions, lead the team in problem-solving;

  • Work closely with the M&EL Lead to ensure that project activities are being reported on in a timely and accurate manner;

  • Travel as needed to represent the project and to provide management and technical oversight, including local and international travel;

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agronomy, Environmental Policy, Earth Sciences, Governance, or relevant fields of study to the project.
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience with progressively increasing responsibilities and duties in work related to natural resource management, agroforestry, agriculture, climate change, community development, and governance, as well as an understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in these sectors.
  • Proven experience managing technical components on large, complex donor-funded projects (USAID experience preferred).
  • Technical and managerial experience in Asia is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate with a wide variety of stakeholders including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, think tanks and universities, and the private sector.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Asia.
  • Technical understanding of forestry, agriculture, and climate change issues.
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management preferred.
  • Ability to diplomatically supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required, fluency in local languages desirable.

 
 
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