Cross-Cutting Team Leader
Pact , Liberia
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Pact Inc. seeks a Cross-cutting Team Leader on the Liberia Conservation Works anticipated 5-year project in Liberia to conserve threatened and endangered species by strengthening Protected Areas (PA) and improving economic conditions around PAs. The goal of this project is to conserve biodiversity while increasing economic growth. The goal will be achieved by 1) strengthening protection and management for existing PAs and Proposed Protected Areas (PPA) and 2) increasing economic growth around PPAs and PAs. Most of the project efforts will be focused in targeted geographical areas within Liberia.
The Cross-Cutting Team Leader will lead a team of experts which are critical for the success and uptake of activities under four project components-increasing the number of proposed protected areas, improving protection and management of target proposed protected areas and protected areas at the local and national level, increasing economic security for communities living around protected areas, and increasing economic growth by supporting conservation enterprises.
The Cross-Cutting Team Leader will be responsible for the supervision and overall management of the Team and its activities, providing technical guidance, project management and leadership, development and implementation of work plans, operational budgets, and performance monitoring plans; coordination with other Team Leaders, partner organizations, and ensuring achievement of project results and objectives. The Cross-Cutting Team Leader will ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations and Pact policies.
· Minimum of 6 years’ demonstrated experience in leadership positions in international development, biodiversity conservation, and/or sustainable livelihood development.
· Advanced degree (or equivalent) in international development or natural resources management-related field.
· Must have a very good understanding of the biodiversity conservation sector of, and proven work experience in Liberia.
· Demonstrated track record of achieving results in conserving biodiversity while sustainably increasing economic growth.
· Experience working at the national and local government level as well as the community level to develop skills and capacities that promote sustainability and economic growth as a key element in conserving biodiversity through improved protected area management effectiveness and uptake of sustainable livelihoods.
· Experience in developing and strengthening policies, strategies, and technical guidelines and protocols.
· Demonstrated management and supervisory experience on complex, donor-funded projects managing multi-disciplinary teams and activities with strategic planning, budgeting, and financial and human resource management.
· Experience helping build the resilience of vulnerable communities in areas subject to recurrent crises and strengthening resilience capacities at the community level to withstand critical shocks and stresses.
· Excellent oral and written communication abilities in English
· Experience with Climate Risk Management in countries highly vulnerable to climate variability and change.
· Preference to individuals with prior USAID Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) experience.
· Experience with USAID Grants Under Contract (GUC).
· Experience bridging gender gaps and eliminating barriers to gender parity and promoting female empowerment.
· Experience implementing Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches to support young people in leadership, decision-making, sustainable economic empowerment, and management.
· Experience with engagement and partnerships with both the formal and informal private sector, aligning activities to existing regional, national, and community plans, priorities, and capacities.
· Liberian nationals encouraged to apply, but not a prerequisite.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.