Chief of Party – Enabling Environment for Climate Resilience in Bangladesh POSITION DETAILS Winrock is recruiting a Chief of Party for a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Enabling Environment for Climate Resilience in Bangladesh. The Enabling Environment for Climate Resilience project aims to create a policy environment and governance structure favorable for transformational changes in key systems, with the goal of achieving net-zero emissions and climate resilience in Bangladesh. This initiative seeks to facilitate long-term systemic shifts in Bangladesh's climate resilience to address the urgent climate crisis, encompassing various aspects of society. The Chief of Party (COP) will play a pivotal role in leading and managing the Enabling Environment for Climate Resilience project in Bangladesh. This position requires an experienced and dynamic leader with a deep understanding of climate change, environmental policy, and USAID project management experience. The COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation, coordination, and stakeholder engagement to achieve the project's objectives, which include fostering an environment conducive to climate resilience and sustainability in Bangladesh. This position is contingent upon award. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide overall strategic vision, managerial and technical leadership, and administrative oversight to achieve outcomes of the program. Lead and apply collective action and participatory adaptive management approaches to ensure relevant, efficient, and effective program interventions. Oversee all project activities, budgets, and timelines to ensure efficient and effective project execution. Oversee and be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project including budget and subaward management, ensuring compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USAID regulations. Direct the programs core team of staff, including performance and risk management, coordination, collaborative learning and adaptation processes, gender integration and social inclusion, monitoring and evaluation, work planning and reporting. Utilize a deep understanding of climate change, environmental policy, and sustainability to guide project activities and decision-making. Analyze project impact and challenges to adaptively manage the project to meet or exceed results. Prepare annual work plans and progress reports and monitor the implementation of these plans. Prepare and submit quarterly reports on the progress of activities and achievement of program results to USAID. Interact directly and on a regular basis with USAID and other stakeholders. Regularly meet with NGO partners and other key stakeholders to ensure progress towards activity objectives and goals. Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office. Serve as principal liaison with USAID. Manage relationships with complementary USAID and other donor projects. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: Education: Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required. Work Experience: Minimum of 10 years relevant working experience in managing and implementing complex international development projects, with a focus on climate change, environmental resilience, or related areas. A minimum of 5 years of experience in areas related to multi-stakeholder facilitation and/or collective impact approaches; half of which should be international. Political savvy, excellent organizational and management skills, proven leadership abilities within a multi-partner initiative, demonstrated adaptive management capacity abilities. Knowledge of the legal and institutional context and frameworks for climate change, environmental policy, and sustainability issues in Bangladesh. Demonstrated effectiveness in strategic thinking, policy analysis with ability to effectively and collaboratively dialogue with a diverse group of stakeholders, including government bodies. Strong expertise in Collaborating, Learning and Adaptation (CLA). Experience in subaward/grants management, capacity development of local organizations and government entities and a commitment to pollution reduction. Demonstrated experience in gender and social inclusion. Skills: Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management required. Strong collaborative leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, including proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team. Demonstrated ability to build coalitions and networks that will provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the program. Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations and coalition building among host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies. Excellent interpersonal, writing, oral presentation, and communications skills in English. Knowledge of Bangla would be an added strength. Ability to manage a high-volume workflow. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes, and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity, and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion, and equity across the entire organization. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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