CAAEP Chief of Party


Position:                               Chief of Party, anticipated USAID – Funded Vietnam Reducing Pollution project

Working location:                 Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline for submitting CV:  February 1st, 2021

Winrock International is recruiting a Chief of Party for the anticipated five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Reducing Pollution opportunity.

The Vietnam Collective Action Accelerated on Environmental Pollution project will provide sub-awards to local organizations for collective action approaches to address environmental pollution challenges. The project will work in key urban centers in Vietnam, providing capacity building services and support knowledge-sharing and learning among local organizations. This activity will strengthen local networks for pollution prevention, and mitigation.

This position is contingent upon award.


  • Minimum 12 years of professional experience in fields required for the successful implementation of this project, such as sustainable waste management, recycling, ecosystems-based conservation, air pollution reduction, groundwater quality, hydrology/water resources, natural resources management, NGO governance and capacity building, as well as solid understanding of policy, regulations, economics, and market issues in these sectors.
  • Minimum of 10 years in a director-level role leading and managing complex development program and multi-disciplinary teams, preferably as a Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project.
  • Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar size and complex international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management (including grant management), supervision, and budgeting. Demonstrated effectiveness in strategic thinking and policy analysis with ability to dialogue with host country government.
  • Proven track record managing multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural development programs and teams, engaging effectively with stakeholders, fostering collaborative learning and adaptive management, and experience collaborating with private sector, government bodies and building CSO/NGO capacity.
  • Experience designing and implementing collective action/impact approaches in similar sectoral area and complexity.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Strong familiarity with building capacity and commitment to pollution reduction.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required. PhD in a relevant discipline is an asset.


  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project (including grant/sub award) management required.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Vietnam preferred.
  • Knowledge of grant management and organizational capacity building required.
  • Strong 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.
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that will provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the program.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations and coalition building among host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow.


  • 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 and be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project including grants and managing the budget, ensuring compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USAID regulations.
  • Directs the programs core team of staff, including performance and risk management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, work planning and reporting, financial and grants management, administration and personnel management.
  • Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results, and make recommendations for improvement in program implementation.
  • 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 principle liaison with USAID
  • Manage relationships with complementary USAID and other donor projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Vietnamese nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates with the right qualifications and motivation are invited to apply for the position no later than February 1st, 2021 at the following link:

Job Details
Organisation Name: Winrock International
Location: Hanoi
Application Deadline: Mon, 2021-02-01
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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