The COP will provide overall vision and leadership for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Natural Resources Safeguards for Large Scale Linear Infrastructure in Asia project. It is preferred that the incumbent be based in Kathmandu, but other places in Asia will be considered. The goal of the project will be to enhance development and implementation of safeguards that will ameliorate adverse natural resource impacts from rapidly expanding linear infrastructure development in Asia. The project focus will be on transportation- and energy-related infrastructure and it aims to increase the commitments from government institutions to strengthen legal frameworks for natural resource management and for climate-resilient infrastructure; and to enhance environmental compliance enforcement. It will also aim to foster engagement with the private-sector and international finance institutions on development and implementation of safeguards and promoting better public and private adherence to international environmental standards. These outcomes will increase resilience to pandemic, climate, and disaster-related shocks and improve biodiversity conservation.
The COP provides managerial and technical leadership and directs the project’s core team of staff and partners responsible for planning, coordination, design, and delivery of all project activities. The COP represents the project to USAID, partners, stakeholders, and governments, and ensures the project is well coordinated with other initiatives and USAID efforts. The COP applies a participatory, adaptive management approach to ensure that the program is efficient, effective, and achieves planned results. With support from WWF US HQ, the COP ensures that the project is implemented in compliance with USAID policies and regulations, including subgrants and subcontracts. The COP establishes and maintains good working relationships with project partners, participants, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and other relevant organizations in the region, including government partners and USAID personnel.
Application Deadline: August 2, 2021
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