Field Technical Advisor - Pact, Hanoi | Climate Change Project

Pact, Vietnam Field Technical Advisor, Climate Change Project

Position Summary: Pact intends to expand its programming to include climate change in Vietnam in 2011/2012. This position is contingent upon award.

The Climate Change Technical Advisor will provide leadership in designing and implementing technical programs and input to donor-funded climate change projects, both adaptation and mitigation. The TA will also ensure Pact and its implementing partners and grantees are current with and applying CC best practices and approaches, in accordance with program objectives. S/he oversees and provides technical assistance and CC capacity strengthening services to internal staff and external local organizations. Responsibilities will include a range of program development, monitoring, staff mentoring, M&E, and reporting functions. The Technical Advisor may supervise and /or guide a team of program officers.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: • Coordinate CC technical activities and provide direction, feedback and support to ensure success; as applicable, supervise a local program team in its day-to-day operations • Provide input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner • Develop and manage Pact’s local CC technical training activities • Ensure effective coordination and communication between the technical team and other organizational departments • Ensure high-quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and donor resources • Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/work plan development, program implementation and monitoring and evaluation • Represent Pact, as requested, in interactions with donors and partners • As applicable, conduct and coordinate provision of regular monitoring visits to grantee programs; review and provide feedback on grantee performance reports and oversee the development of consolidated reports to donors • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested • Collaborate in providing information and reports to Pact headquarters and in investigating new funding opportunities • Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives are shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet. • Represent Pact at conferences, agencies, meetings and other forums • Participate in relevant organizational and external Communities of Practice • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: • Demonstrated experience in project implementation and management, ideally related to a complex climate change adaptation and/or mitigation projects involving multiple actors • Advanced degree in environmental science, social sciences, international development or relevant area • Minimum 6 years of experience providing technical expertise to climate change adaptation/mitigation projects, preferably in South East Asia • Prior experience in a high-level position under a donor-funded program • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high-profile, fast-paced environment • Proven track record of success in managing, coaching, and mentoring staff in an international setting, • particularly within non-profit organizations • Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international PVOs and local CSOs • Strong and proven analytical, writing and oral presentation skills • Ability and willingness to travel • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks • Strong oral and written communication skills • 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