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Chief of Party, Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources (AIRR) Project - 19030

Peru
Peru, Peru 15046
  • Job Code
    113292066

WWF is looking for a Chief of Party to support the Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources Project. This position is supporting a five year large USAID project and will be based in Lima, Peru. The Chief of Party will provide overall vision and leadership for the Amazon Indigenous Rights and Resources (AIRR) Project. of the program, and undertakes planning, coordination and oversight of project activities of the Representation of Indigenous Peoples in Governance of Amazon Forests and Waters project. The COP directs the project's core team, oversees planning, coordination and oversight of project activities, grants and consulting contracts, coordinates with project consortium members, Consortium staff and their headquarters on a regular basis, and collaborates with government, Indigenous People's organizations and other partners organizations across the region in accordance with USAID and WWF field operation regulations

<p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">WWF is looking for a Chief of Party to support the Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources Project. This position is supporting a five year large USAID project and will be based in Lima, Peru. The Chief of Party will provide overall vision and leadership for the Amazon Indigenous Rights and Resources (AIRR) Project. of the program, and undertakes planning, coordination and oversight of project activities of the Representation of Indigenous Peoples in Governance of Amazon Forests and Waters project. The COP directs the project's core team, oversees planning, coordination and oversight of project activities, grants and consulting contracts, coordinates with project consortium members, Consortium staff and their headquarters on a regular basis, and collaborates with government, Indigenous People's organizations and other partners organizations across the region in accordance with USAID and WWF field operation regulations</span></p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/lLWVews2MVJ2Sbo4uxXA7"> <br/><br/><ul> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Provides vision and leadership for the project throughout its duration.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Represents the project to USAID, partners, and governments.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Undertakes coordination of the project across the region with WWF offices and partner organizations, and within and across technical and institutional sectors.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">With the Deputy Chief of Party and in collaboration with partners, develops work plans and budgets, and ensures that the project is making progress towards its objectives.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Ensures that the project is well coordinated with relevant governmental departments and other related USAID projects within the Amazon.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Manages the project and project team using a participatory, adaptive management approach. Ensures that management systems are established and administers the project. Supervises project activities and provides technical oversight. With support from WWF US HQ, ensures that the project is in compliance with donor policies and regulations. Responsible for managing contractual agreements, including subgrants, with project participants. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">With support of the Financial Manager, develops project field budgets for approval by WWF US HQ and monitors expenditures against budgets. Ensures establishment of financial management systems for the project to adequately meet financial management needs and donor regulations/ policies. Develops systems to track field-based contributions to the project. Monitors financial management of projects and sub-grants. Submits quarterly financial reports to WWF US HQ. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Determines the personnel requirements of the project and oversees the recruitment, selection and hiring of personnel on the core team. Supervises personnel and evaluates performance. In the case of project personnel that are seconded to other agencies, jointly supervises and evaluates personnel.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Works with HR Manager to identify training needs and development opportunities for supervised staff, and partner organizations; provide inputs to identify training needs</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Provides technical assistance in areas of expertise. Identifies needs for short-term technical assistance. Develops terms of reference, prepares consulting agreements for consultants, facilitates work, and provides oversight of short-term consultancies.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Supervises M&E officer who develops M&E system for the project and monitors project implementation and evaluation.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Establishes and maintains good working relationships with project participants, project stakeholders, beneficiaries and other relevant organizations in the region including government partners and USAID personnel.</span></li> </ul> <br /><br /> <p style="margin-left: .5in;"> </p> <ul> <li style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Master's degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, social sciences, or other relevant field.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">At least 10 years of experience implementing and managing conservation, natural resource or other related programs relating to Indigenous People's empowerment or sustainable infrastructure in Amazonian or similar countries. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Minimum of 5 years of proven experience of leading and managing multi-million dollar projects; USAID project management experience strongly preferred.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Thorough understanding of socioeconomic, conservation and development issues in the Amazon, including infrastructure development and extractive industries and their related social and environmental impacts, especially as they relate to indigenous peoples. </span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to indigenous peoples, infrastructure and extractive industries, conservation and the government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the Amazon region.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fundraising, donor strategies, functions, governmental and international relations.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Knowledge of M&E systems.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Fluency in English and Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Knowledge of indigenous cultures and livelihood practices.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and international organisations</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Technical Skills</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Proven experience influencing policy. </span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Leadership and management; report writing.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Problem solving and conflict management.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Monitoring and evaluation experience is preferred.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>General Skills</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">People management, coaching, and capacity building/development.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Strong interpersonal skills; networking and influencing.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Financial management.</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Presentation and communications (verbal and written).</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Working under pressure and with minimum supervision</span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Strong ability to prioritize and keep multiple activities on track </span></li> <li style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Prepared to travel extensively within the region (25% of the time)</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>All applications must be submitted by September 30, 2018</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>To Apply:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Submit cover letter and resume through our <a title="" href="https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Careers Page</a></strong><strong>, Requisition <span style="background-color: #ffff00;">#19030</span> </strong></li> <li><strong>Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's </strong><strong>race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.</strong></p><p>PI113292066</p>

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Posted: 2019-08-30 Expires: 2019-09-30

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