DAI is an employee-owned international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
General Call for Resumes
DAI seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID/Burma Local Governance Strengthening Activity in Burma/Myanmar, a five-year activity which aims to improve inclusivity and accountability at the sub-national level. This position will be based in Yangon, Myanmar. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the project and serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters.
- Establish and maintain relationships with sub-national and local government officials, local partners, civil society and community leaders, and other development partners
- Oversee contractual and budgetary aspects of program management in line with DAI standards and USAID compliance policies.
- Represent DAI to USAID, the host country government, local partners, and other program stakeholders
- Manage an adaptive and potentially geographically dispersed team to monitor and carry-out project initiatives and ensure technically sound implementation.
- Advanced degree in international development, social science, public administration, public policy, law, or a related field of study preferred
- Minimum of 10 years of work experience in fields related to local governance, public administration, service delivery at the sub-national level, local accountability mechanisms,
- Minimum of seven years of experience in senior management roles on donor-funded programs, preferably USAID
- Experience in South or Southeast Asia is required and experience in Myanmar is strongly preferred
- Experience engaging a wide range of actors including government (national and subnational), private sector, and civil society actors, as well as international donors and implementers
- Experience strengthening the role of historically marginalized populations, including women, youth, and ethnic and religious minorities
- Ability to navigate complex political situations, demonstrating a sensitivity and commitment to working within local contexts and systems to achieve the greatest impact
- Fluency in English required