Chief of Party II-Urban Climate and Disaster Resilience

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, climate change adaptation, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.


CRS is seeking highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated 5-year USAID funded program aimed at improving urban climate and disaster resilience in Indonesia. This will be accomplished by supporting the Government of Indonesia (GOI), working directly with communities and the private sector, and helping key stakeholders. The program will pursue the following objectives: 1) Support GOI efforts to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation in sub-national core development plans and investments, 2) Mobilize financing to advance urban climate resilience, 3) Strengthen systems for collection and application of climate data, services, and decision support tools to improve planning processes in target cities, 4) Advance Urban Nature-Based Solutions to Promote Climate Resilience. The position will be based in Indonesia.

The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership, management, and strategic direction of CRS Indonesia's climate change adaptation program.  The COP will lead coordination and collaboration efforts between the CRS, Government of Indonesia officials, public, private, and non-government actors to improve disaster risk reduction across Indonesia's most vulnerable cities.


Master’s degree or other advanced degree in relevant fields such as environmental studies, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, or sustainable development combined with a minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required.
Recognized leader in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, or sustainable urban development, demonstrated by peer reviewed publications preferred.
Familiarity with USAID climate change adaptation programming approaches, and/or similar experience with programs implemented by other bilateral or multilateral donors. Knowledge of disaster risk reduction is also highly desirable.
Working knowledge of USAID operations, policies, and procedures including experience in USAID environmental, CFR, and FAR regulations.
Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, across many locations.
Ability to effectively represent CRS, USAID/Indonesia, and the project at high-level meetings and forums.
Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and financial reporting.
Experience working on development projects in Indonesia preferred.

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