Chief of Party (Sri Lanka and Maldives Climate Change Adaptation Project)

Sri Lanka or Maldives, Various
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
10+ Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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About Deloitte:

For more than 25 years, Deloitte’s International Donor Organization (IDO) practice has worked with governments, donor agencies, NGOs, and private firms in over 60 countries to build the institutions, legal framework, and policies required for effective public and private sector growth.

Deloitte is a leading provider of innovative development solutions to international donors organizations (IDO), foundations, governments, and Fortune 500 companies. Our dedicated IDO team is the vanguard for the delivery of profound impact in the global development space in alignment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. With more than 1000 development experts around the world, Deloitte has implemented over 150 donor projects worth a total of more than $3 billion in more than 70 countries. Our work touches lives across the globe and that impact motivates our IDO community as well as the commercial success and professionalism that underpins all Deloitte work.

Job Description:

Deloitte is currently recruiting for a proposal pursuit for a pending United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program. Deloitte is seeking a well-qualifie Chief of Party (COP) to manage a Deloitte led team in developing and implementing a climate change adaptation program in Sri Lanka and the Maldives for USAID. This climate change adaptation pursuit will partner with local government, private sector, and USG stakeholders to:

(1) Enhance the resilience of the Maldivian government, private sector, and local environmental and community groups to adapt to the vulnerabilities of climate change; and

(2) Strengthen the resilience of the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka to reduce vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change.

The COP, based in Sri Lanka, will lead the team by providing overall project management and strategic direction to ultimately align with the objectives above. The COP will report to and work closely with the home office to ensure that the program operations are integrated effectively between the field (Maldives and Sri Lanka) and home-based offices.

Qualifications and Expectation Sought:

  • Advanced degree in sustainability, environmental science, public administration, public policy, business administration, or other relevant field
  • At least 10 years of senior level experience managing donor-funded activities to promote climate change adaptation strategies, enhance the resilience of key sector stakeholders, and reduce vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change
  • Demonstrated experience working among senior-level counterparts developing and/or implementing climate change adaptation plans in South Asia or other island regions (preferably Sri Lanka or Maldives)
  • Demonstrated success in breaking down development challenges, creating and implementing solutions, and achieving measureable results in development projects
  • Ability to promote cross-component integration within teams
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple components simultaneously, work with international
  • personnel, and integrate with partner government and other donors
  • Demonstrated ability to establish productive, collaborative relationships with counterparts
  • Proven ability to mentor, motivate, and lead team members
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and/or the region
  • Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English with strong oral and written presentation skills


The primary place of performance will be in Sri Lanka or the Maldives, and residency in the region is preferred.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Application Submission:

Interested persons should please submit a cover letter and CV with references as a Word document, noting the position for which they are applying, to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This position is contingent on project award and funding.