Chief of Party | Consulting Careers (May 2014)

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Philippines) Inc., a member firm of the global network of PwC firms, seeks a Chief of Party for the potential USAID-funded Strengthening Urban Governance for Economic Development Program (SURGE) in the Philippines. SURGE aims to promote more balanced and resilient urban growth, reduce economic disparities, and improve socio‐economic conditions for highly urbanized second‐tier cities and their surrounding areas. This activity will assist cities and adjacent areas plan effectively, guarantee basic public services, reduce business transaction costs, promote competitiveness, support sustainable development, and reduce disaster risks while ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth.  In keeping with our corporate goal to serve as a catalyst for economic change in the Philippines, PwC Consulting seeks a dynamic Chief of Party with the following characteristics:

Responsibilites

  • Serve in leadership role, interacting with USAID, government, private sector, and non-government entities
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and management for a complex project including development of adaptive strategies for inclusive growth
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with project team members and subcontractors
  • Ensure program assistance is technically sound and appropriate to differing needs to generate inclusive local economic growth and competitiveness
  • Oversee all related work planning, financial management, performance management, and strategic communications

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in urban planning, public policy, business administration, economic development or other related area required
  • Minimum 10 years  of experience designing, implementing, and managing urban development or local economic development projects
  • Experience in one of the following: investment promotion, economic competitiveness, business enabling environments, urban planning, poverty alleviation, disaster mitigation and climate change adaptation
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex donor funded projects with multiple stakeholders and subcontractors
  • Working experience in the Philippines preferred, experience working in Southeast Asia is required
  • Proven ability to collaborate with local or urban governments, private sector, non-government or civil society, and international donor agencies required; experience working with USAID strongly preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • English fluency required; Tagalog proficiency preferred

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