04OCT - Chief of Party (COP) - Sustainable Mekong Energy Initiative (SMEI) / Southeast Asia, ICF International - Deadline: N/A


Job Number - 1500003361

Organization Description 

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy. Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients' most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globe—advising, executing, innovating—to help them define and achieve success. Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF's website is www.icfi.com.

Interested in a career that focuses on positively impacting quality of life and influencing global and national policies in the developing world? Then look at ICF International. Backed by 30+ years of experience and a worldwide network of development professionals, we help clients promote sustainable development and build in-country capacity in leading areas such as global health, food security, climate change, and clean energy. 

Location - Bangkok, Thailand

Job Description

ICF International is seeking a Chief of Party (CoP) for a multi-year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA).  The Sustainable Mekong Energy Initiative (SMEI) will support countries in the Lower Mekong region, and others in Asia, to direct current and future investment in power development toward environmentally-friendly renewable energy and energy efficiency, leading to significantly reduced or avoided greenhouse gas emissions and increased investment in clean energy.  The program will design and implement market interventions that may include integrated resource planning, policy and regulatory reform, technical support, sourcing support for private sector investment, capacity building, and public communications. These activities will improve energy access, reliability, and security, as well as deliver positive environmental and economic impacts.

The CoP will serve as the Institutional Liaison and must be responsible for chief administrative oversight for the Activity. Major responsibilities may include: (i) primary Activity point of contact for USG, Lower Mekong governments, donors, private sector entities, and other key stakeholders; (ii) technical leadership and supervision of staff and consultants; (iii) quality control and timely delivery of outputs; (iv) supervision of the preparation of work plans, progress reports, financial reports, logistics, and other documents; and (v) primary liaison with USAID through USAID’s Contracting Officer and the COR. The COP leads overall implementation of the Activity’s interventions.

Candidates from partner countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam) are encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in environmental management, economics, energy-related engineering, energy policy, finance and/or other related fields
  • 15+ years of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing large clean energy development and climate change mitigation projects
  • Proven leadership in the management of similar size international donor support activities with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting
  • Experience working with senior government officials, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in the energy and climate change sectors
  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of climate change and energy-related issues in the context of low carbon development
  • Energy sector work experience in Southeast Asian countries, especially in the Lower Mekong region

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of working in Asia
  • Knowledge of donor-funded contracting and program management requirements, particularly those of USAID.
  • Experience with an international contractor or NGO managing a program or office.
  • Professional proficiency in written and oral communications in English.

Professional Skills:

  • Leads the execution of business priorities; aligns communication, accountabilities, and resources to ensure that business priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.
  • Demonstrates trustworthiness and upholds the highest ethical standards. 
  • Builds commitment, optimizes diversity, inspires others to act, and generates enthusiasm for reaching shared goals. 
  • Builds a logical approach to solving problems based on information from multiple perspectives. 
  • Prioritizes and balances the need for client satisfaction, successful execution, cost control and profitability. 
  • Organizes written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience. 

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

How to Apply:

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Deadline - Open until filled.