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Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) - International Environment & Development

The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Arlington County, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Climate Change
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Who We Are

At Cadmus, we recognize that solving the world's most challenging problems can't be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That's why we look for team players and problem solvers who are driven to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals. On the Cadmus team, you'll collaborate with leading experts to help our clients across the globe.

Cadmus' mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity and fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and across society, and we strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.

Join Cadmus. Let's solve the world's most challenging problems together.


What You'll Be Doing

Cadmus seeks a deeply experienced international development professional with expertise in climate adaptation and resilience, and/or climate risk management. Exceptional candidates will have experience with USAID programming, demonstrated success in programmatic management of large USAID climate, natural resource, and/or resilience programming, including mainstreaming and scaling up climate adaptation approaches across development sectors. Qualified candidates must have USAID program management experience, be able to demonstrate delivery experience of exceptional technical analyses, assessments, and related research, as well as knowledge-sharing, evidence-based learning, and uptake of findings to inform and enhance the climate adaptation and resilience.


Represent Cadmus as a technical leader and subject matter expert when liaising with key USAID stakeholders, which may include the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), USAID Center for Resilience, and other Bureau for Resilience and Food Security stakeholders on matters pertaining to climate resilience, adaptation, and climate risk.

Play a leading role in project management and implementation, personnel management, and cooperation and collaboration with partners.

Play a leading role in overseeing project- and program-level contract administration, including financial, technical, and operational management, required quarterly and/or annual reporting, etc.;

Ensure quality control and responsiveness of activities and services provided under contracts, including review and timely submission of technical and progress reports to the COR and designated client activity managers;

Supervise multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, and multi-institutional team(s) of long-term personnel and on-call experts, providing leadership and guiding human resource allocation for assigned tasks under the program.

Serve as liaison with key USAID personnel, partners, and local stakeholders. Work closely with relevant host country officials at various levels; multilateral and bilateral organizations.


Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in relevant field (preferably in environmental or climate science, urban and environmental planning, international climate or environmental policy, or a related degree)

Minimum 7 years of climate resilience, adaptation, and/or mitigation program or project experience in the international development context

Minimum 8 years of demonstrated experience in management of multi-year, multi-million-dollar programs, with at least 5 such years of experience managing USAID projects or programming

Minimum of 7 years of staff and/or team management experience

Minimum of 2 years of on-the-ground experience in a development context and/or supporting in-country or in-region international development programming

Fluency in English is required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment and work in ambiguity

Travel may be required post-COVID

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizen

Preferred  Qualifications:

Demonstrated familiarity with the U.S. Government priorities for combating the global climate crisis through international development programming

Prior experience working on USAID-funded climate, natural resources management, sustainable landscapes, or related programs

Fluency in relevant language(s) with priority for languages spoken where in countries where USAID works (e.g., Arabic, Farsi, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish)

Additional Information: To be considered, all candidates must submit a resume and a cover letter.

Based on eligibility and job status, Cadmus offers an excellent benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, 401(k) program, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with Cadmus' vaccination verification procedures, is a condition of employment with Cadmus, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation. Prospective and/or new U.S. employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. "Full vaccination" means two weeks have passed since the individual received: 1) their second shot in a two-dose vaccine series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or 2) their shot in a single-dose vaccine series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Information regarding the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation will be included in the offer letter issued to any prospective employee.

Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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