Job Responsibilities: Chief of Party – India Plastics Pollution Activity
Salary: 3200000 per YEAR
Company: RTI International
Location: Remote IN
Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years of experience assisting governments communities and the private sector. As a not-for-profit independent research institute based in North Carolina USA RTI has roughly 5000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security agriculture energy environment water governance and economic opportunity. SG&R leverages RTI’s experience in designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change build resilience and promote economic growth around the world.
SG&R’s Water portfolio has delivered innovative breakthrough solutions in key development sectors including water sector governance water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services economic livelihood development community engagement and institutional capacity building. Our work spans the African continent with a growing presence in South Asia.
The purpose of the USAID India Plastics Pollution Activity is to further advance public and private sector capacity to improve solid waste management identity innovations in plastic recycling and reduce demand for single-use plastic all with the end goal of reducing ocean plastic production.
RTI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID India Plastics Pollution Activity. The COP will be responsible for overall project performance management and completion of all project deliverables at an exceptional standard on time and within budget. The COP will oversee project planning and implementation providing technical leadership coordination and mentoring throughout implementation. The COP will build and maintain strong and favorable relationships with all project stakeholders including the USAID Government of India local partner community private sector home office and team relations. Candidates should have a proven track record of leadership and a tested ability to navigate complex political environments.
The COP will be based in New Delhi India and will report to the RTI Home Office.
The position is contingent upon award and funding.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Ensure high-quality project performance and budget management.
- Lead planning oversight and coordination of all project activities and personnel operational and technical.
- Ensure all project deliverables exceed expectations and are managed within budget.
- Manage client relations and serve as primary liaison with the client and stakeholders.
- Provide leadership and oversight for areas such as Finance Operations Reporting Communications and Human Resources. Liaise with Regional Office and business partners per policy and practice.
- Ensure management systems are operational to track expenditures (including labor) and monitor same against the Activity work plan and budget according to both company policy and client standards/regulations.
- Support an activity culture environment and workplace that provides a high level of staff morale retention and development.
- Bachelor’s Degree and 15 years of experience Master’s degree and 12 years of experience Ph.D. and 8 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience and expertise leading programs of similar size and complexity for USAID or other international donors.
- Prior work experience related to ocean plastics pollution reduction strengthening solid waste management systems and practices community and/or private sector engagement on environmental issues and/or experience in other Activity focus areas.
- Demonstrated experience in the implementation of large international donor programs working with counterparts at various levels of government-private sector leaders civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
- Prior experience managing projects with large grant components.
- Demonstrated skills in building mobilizing and leading multidisciplinary teams.
- Proven ability to work under pressure and with multiple concurrent demands.
- Knowledgeable of and experience with international development contracting policies and procedures specifically USAID.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Experience working in India is strongly preferred.