Deputy Chief of Party, Climate Change Project - Pact, Hanoi

Pact, Vietnam Deputy Chief of Party, Climate Change Project

Position Summary: Pact intends to expand its programming to include climate change in Vietnam in 2012. This position is contingent upon award.

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for assisting with the overall coordination and management of a large donor-based project or multiple smaller projects. The DCOP is responsible for helping the Chief of Party (COP) to meet the project’s technical objectives, manage financial resources, manage program staff, manage partnering agreements, maintain good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, manage donor reporting and ensure a high-quality delivery of services. The DCOP will report to the COP/Team Leader and may assist with overseeing a team of operations staff and technical area managers.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: • Under the guidance of the COP, ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. • Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners. • Help manage project planning, including the production of annual workplans; help guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports • Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources. • Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations. • Under the guidance of the COP, act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government. • As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. • Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations. • Under the guidance of the COP, help recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced. Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality. • Remain up to date on good practices and developments in climate change programming, in order to ensure program quality and impact. • Assist with formulating and guiding program implementation based on program targets. • Assist with overseeing team managers for the implementing partners, and technical, finance, grants, and M&E issues related to the project. • Develop staff and partner capacity and technical knowledge. • Assist with development of annual workplans and other planning documents, including development of corresponding activity budgets. • Track progress of activities against workplan and spending against project budgets. • Help coordinate donor and organizational reporting per requirements and as requested; and ensure quality of project data and all narrative reports. • Oversee project reviews and evaluations and ensure timely utilization and dissemination learning for continual improvement of project activities and overall strategy. • Represent Pact and the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including partners, donors and government, and in external forums and working groups related to climate change. • Participate in organizational Communities of Practice related to the project focus.

Qualifications: • Demonstrated experience in project implementation and management, ideally related to a complex climate adaptation and/or mitigation programs involving multiple actors. • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high-profile, fast-paced environment. • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. • Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully execute a program in sensitive working environments. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Practical knowledge of USAID rules and regulations. • Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries. • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental science, environment/natural resources management or relevant area. • Minimum 10 years of experience working on international development programs, with minimum 3 years focused on climate change. • Prior experience in a high-level position under a donor-funded program. • Professional experience in Southeast Asia preferred. • Demonstrated experience supervising, managing and developing staff. • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills. • Fluency in English required. • Knowledge of Vietnamese language preferred.
How to apply: 
To submit a resume through Pact’s website.
Closing date:  23 Mar 2012