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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2104746

Chief of Party – USAID Climate Adaptation Support Activity (CASA)

Chief of PartyWashington, DC metro area (or remote with regular travel to DC)

Job Description:

ICF is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded climate change adaptation project supporting the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS). The project will advance USAID’s climate adaptation mainstreaming, programming, and scaling initiatives for both the Agency’s headquarters and international mission teams. The COP will ideally be based in the Washington, DC area or be able to travel frequently to USAID’s headquarters and will be responsible for the overall management and successful performance of project outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary liaison with the USAID project contracting officer and representatives, responding to client needs and direction.
  • Lead and manage the project team – providing the vision, coordination, resource management, and supervision required to accomplish project objectives and to deliver superior quality products and services.
  • Ensure quality control and responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in relevant field (e.g., climate change, environmental management, environmental economics, international development, public/business administration).
  • At least ten years’ relevant technical experience working to support climate resilience initiatives in developing countries, with extensive experience managing USAID-funded projects.
  • Management experience should include multi-country project management and successful oversight of senior-level project teams with complex delivery objectives.

Professional Skills:

  • A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, including being an articulate speaker and empathetic listener.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary 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 modeling.
  • Fluency in English.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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