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Jacobs Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID Award in Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management, and work with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to oversee technical direction to achieve project objectives. The CoP will also serve as the key liaison between USAID, national governmental counterparts, and other public and private sector stakeholders. The offer is contingent on project being awarded.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Jacobs’s project team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the Award;

  • Work with the DCOP to ensure project activities are of high technical quality and delivered on time and on budget;

  • Possess demonstrated capability to develop solid working relationships with a broad range of high-level host country government, and relevant international agencies;

  • Ensure administrative, financial and technical activities are carried out according to Jacob’s standards, policies and procedures and consistent with donor regulations;

  • Work with the Program Manager to establish appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met;

  • Facilitate ongoing project learning and adaptive management;

  • Act as a spokesperson for the program and present its work as necessary;

  • Ensure that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among Jacobs and sub-awardee project staff, USAID, and key local stakeholders and partners.

  • Managing a core staff of technical and administrative program professionals and working with the US-based country management support team to ensure responsive and efficient project operations.

  • Provide thought leadership in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, governance and institutional capacity building, private sector engagement and finance and investment in sustainable resource management of terrestrial and marine resources, conservation of natural capital and ecosystem services.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • At least ten (10) years experience in natural resource management/forestry, ecology, climate adaptation, rural development or another relevant discipline is required. At least five years of this experience shall include managing operations in country;

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline;

  • Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders (including national-level governments), fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and addressing gender equality and social inclusion;

  • Experience working in Philippines is highly desired; Experience working with the Government of the Philippines institutions is preferred;

  • At least three (3) years in a director- or senior-level management position, providing conceptual leadership and administrative oversight to complex climate change, natural resource management and/or biodiversity conservation international development programs. USAID experience strongly preferred;

  • Experience implementing/leading USAID projects or other USG donor-funded projects with a contractor or international NGO;

  • Knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements;

  • Experience in Financial management: budgeting, tracking, reporting, accounting;

  • Position likely based in Manila, Philippines, with significant regular domestic travel expected;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.   

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

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