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Project Management
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International Development Group
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Around the globe, RTI International is working to develop and implement low emission energy technology alternatives, raise private financing for energy infrastructure, work with governments on legal and regulatory reforms to alleviate bottlenecks in energy generation and consumption, and increasing access to green energy to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty. We serve as a chosen partner for USAID’s Power Africa program in sub-Sahara Africa, and we are looking to expand our knowledge and practice to support the development of sound energy infrastructure, enabling energy sector reforms, and grow sustainable, secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific.

RTI is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated upcoming USAID energy project in Southeast Asia. This will be a senior level position, and candidates should have a proven track record of leadership and the ability to navigate complex political environments.

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for overall management of the project including technical, administrative, financial, operational and logistical management
• Provide overall project vision and leadership, manage overall project design and delivery
• Liaise with USAID and RTI home office on technical and financial; implementation of and reporting on programming
• Fosters and maintains effective, professional relations with a broad range of government counterparts, local organizations, donors and other stakeholders for successful implementation.
• Oversees preparation and delivering high quality reports to USAID, including quarterly and annual reports, and other reports required by the contract. This includes providing project data and information, reviewing documents for accuracy, and writing relevant sections as agreed with the home office.
• Ensure synergies across technical components of the project; Ensures good team planning, coordination, deployment of resources, and intra-team communication in support of project objectives
Required minimum qualification and experience:

• Master’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible experience and expertise to successfully achieve meaningful and sustainable results in energy security, increasing energy diversification and trade, and expanding energy access across the Indo-Pacific. Technical expertise in energy markets, policy, and private sector investment
• Extensive and substantive experience working with counterparts at various levels of government, as well as with non-government and regional organizations;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

• Strong technical expertise, superb management skills, and exceptional writing and communications skills in English;
• Possession of intellectual, communications, leadership, and managerial skills necessary to develop, articulate and implement a strategic vision for the project;
• Chief of Party experience in Asia or regional project with similar a similar size and scope preferred

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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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