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Chief of Party - Climate Adaptation

Reference Asia and/or Africa  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location India (Central) - Asia & M East
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/08/2011
Company Name ISC
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all.
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The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is looking for Chief of Party candidates to lead the development and implementation of nationwide adaptation programming in various less-developed countries in Asia/Africa. We are especially interested in candidates who have achieved positive program impacts and demonstrate creative and adaptive program management in challenging environments.

Ideal candidates will have senior-level adaptation /community-based adaptation experience in Asia/Africa. ISC seeks candidates with a proven track record of designing, implementing, and directing international programs that present innovative approaches to climate adaptation.


  • Senior level management experience, preferably as chief of party, required;
  • Strong prior experience in overseeing complex capacity-building operations that can be adapted to emerging opportunities and trends required; ;
  • Significant past experience in Asia/Africa preferred; ;
  • Management of USAID- and other donor- funded programs and strong financial management; ;
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly establish in-country office and operational presence, as well as hire exceptional national staff; ;
  • Ability to develop and sustain close relationships with partner organizations, USAID missions, host government officials, and a wide range of national and international NGOs;
  • Experience in developing annual work plans and preparing regular program reports and documentation is critical, as is the ability to establish and sustain program monitoring teams and impact evaluation; ;
  • Must be fluent in English and official state language(es); regional language skills preferred; ;
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches particularly related to climate change adaptation; ;
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment/mapping and community-based adaptation; ;
  • Clear understanding of the state of practice in CBA; ;
  • Experience with risk management and risk reduction; ;
  • Regional collaboration and cross-cutting issues; ;
  • Capacity-building, education, training and public awareness; ;
  • Experience with evidence-based practice in development projects; ;
  • Understanding of development and implementation of NAPAs in LDCs;
  • Experience with developing and enhancing technical capacities and skills to carry out and effectively integrate vulnerability and adaptation assessment into sustainable development programs.

Compensation and Benefits

Positions available pending funding.

To Apply

Apply Using Our Online Form

In addition to filling out the form please follow the directions to upload your cover letter and resume (one file please!). Applications are reviewed as received. Position(s) open until filled. Online applications only. No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

If you experience difficulty with the online application, please contact jobs@iscvt.org

ISC is an equal opportunity employer.

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