Technical Director, Madagascar Environment Program

Antananarivo

Title : Technical Director, Madagascar Environment Program
Location: Madagascar

Pact Overview

Description:
Pact seeks a Technical Director for anticipated biodiversity and natural resource management (NRM) programming in Madagascar. The Technical Director provides strategic leadership and oversight of all technical and programmatic aspects of the project. S/he collaborates with the Chief of Party (COP) to ensure that program objectives are met, all activities are responsive to the needs of the country, and the program continues to advance and play a key role in contributing to Pact’s programming in Madagascar. This position is contingent upon funding.

Responsibilities:
Lead the technical design and implementation of project strategies, create a realistic and donor-responsive timeline, and continuously evaluate project progress towards achieving organizational strategic goals.
Ensure that the activity adheres to national and internationally accepted technical norms and standards and that best practices and approaches are well-documented and highlighted throughout the activity implementation period
Continually improve the implementation quality of activity interventions and oversee monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Provide technical leadership to project staff and partners in support of project objectives.
Oversee technical assistance and capacity building to local partners in support of a sustainable impact.
Assist the COP in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables.
Assist the COP in monitoring project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, utilizing tools and methods developed by Pact, and ensuring effective usage of resources and compliance with donor requirements.

Qualifications:
At least 10 years’ experience designing and implementing environment and NRM programs in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings.
Master’s degree in a relevant field.
Expertise in biodiversity conservation and community-based NRM, with significant experience in building community capacity on issues related to land, water, forestry, wildlife conservation, sustainable livelihoods, sustainable value chain analysis, or other NRM related disciplines.
Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project.
Experience in Madagascar and comprehensive knowledge of the environmental context and structural issues in Madagascar including socioeconomic, institutional, policy and gender issues that are related to natural resource management.
Experience managing USAID-funded programs.
Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English and French.
Malagasy national strongly preferred.

To apply for this position, please click link: http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33j0000000kV9aAAE

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Antananarivo
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-06

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