Deputy Project Director for Haiti Reforestation Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Deputy Project Director with the anticipated Haiti Reforestation Project under the Forestry & Natural Resource Management (FNRM) Unit. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
General: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
Salary & Benefits: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Applications: Applicants should go to the Winrock’s Careers page at http://www.winrockinternational.appone.com/ and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing ‘Haiti Deputy Project Director’ by April 15, 2017. Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEO/AA.
Position Title: Deputy Project Director, Haiti Reforestation Program
Location: Port au Prince and/or Cap Haitien, Haiti
Unit: Forestry & Natural Resource Management
Reports to: Project Director
Winrock is seeking Deputy Project Director candidates for an anticipated USAID/Haiti program on reforestation. This position will be based in Port au Prince and/or Cap Haitien, Haiti. The anticipated project will build on previous experiences and work from other USAID and donor investments with a focus on an environment and food security activity designed to address environmental degradation and loss of tree cover in Haiti. Activities will be designed to reduce the threat of deforestation and increase tree cover in and around targeted areas, in line with USAID/Haiti’s goal of restoring the provision of environmental services in targeted forest areas in support of food security and resilience. The project will directly support and contribute to the Government of Haiti (GOH)-led efforts to manage healthy watersheds and mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change through forestry and land use practices. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
- Oversee day-to-day management of the project in coordination with Project Director
- Coordinate activities across project objectives to ensure they are harmonized and well-designed
- Supervise long and short-term technical and administrative staff
- Ensure appropriate implementation of the project strategy and compliance with USAID and Winrock rules and regulations.
- Support Project Director in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports and ensure quality and timely submission to USAID.
- Coordinate the inputs and activities of local and international partners, and monitor their technical progress.
- Anticipate challenges in project implementation, identify solutions, lead the team in problem-solving.
- Work closely with the M&EL Lead to ensure that project activities are being reported on in a timely and accurate way.
- Travel as needed to represent the project and to provide management and technical oversight, including local and international travel.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
- Master’s degree required in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agronomy, Environmental Policy, Earth Sciences, Governance, or relevant fields of study to the project
- Minimum 7 years of professional experience with progressively increasing responsibilities and duties in work related to natural resource management, agroforestry, agriculture, climate change, community development, and governance, as well as an understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in these sectors
- Proven experience managing technical components on large, complex donor-funded projects (USAID experience preferred)
- Technical and managerial experience in Haiti and/or Latin America and the Caribbean is highly desirable
- Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate with a wide variety of stakeholders including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, think tanks and universities, and the private sector
- Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Haiti
- Technical understanding of forestry, agriculture, and climate change issues
- Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management preferred
- Ability to diplomatically supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
- Fluency in written and oral English and French is required. Haitian Kreyol preferred.