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Senior Global Practice Lead /Principal Global Practice Lead/ Senior Principal Global Practice Lead – (Land Tenure and Property Rights) (11-13)
Job Title/Grade: Senior Global Practice Lead (11)/Principal Global Practice Lead (12)/ Senior Principal Global Practice Lead (13) – (Land Tenure and Property Rights) (LTPR)
Department: Technical Services
Reports to: Senior Principal Global Practice Manager, Environment
Date: April 24, 2019
Function of the Position
The person hired for this position will help develop and manage a portfolio of initiatives and projects in the LTPR field, funded by USAID and other donors. Senior Global Practice Lead/Principal Global Practice Lead/ Senior Principal Global Practice Lead (GPL) for Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) will report to the Senior Principal Global Practice Manager for Environment in Bethesda and will coordinate closely with the Global Practice Leader for LTPR (located in the UK) and will be based in Technical Services/Environment (ENV) Sector in Bethesda. This is a full-time position. He/she will:
Roles and Responsibilities
The incumbent will network with other Delivery and Technical Services groups within DAI.
The percentages below are notional and may change depending on evolving business needs.
The GPL will deliver technical expertise to projects in the field of land tenure/property rights, and will provide technical assistance to projects in the agriculture, economic development, NRM and climate change sectors where tenure reform and provision of secure rights to property are critical to achievement of larger project goals. Develop Monitoring and Evaluation tools appropriate to assessing project progress toward achieving LTPR sector objectives and gauging the effectiveness and impact of gender mainstreaming activities. Work with Chiefs of Party and program directors to ensure projects are following or advancing best practices, achieving expected targets, meeting client expectations, and take full advantage of programs to capture and share innovations being developed by project teams.
Support the STARR-2 IDIQ – USAID’s main procurement vehicle for LTPR. Ensure that communications with DAI’s consortium members build and sustain their commitment to the DAI-led team. Work closely with USAID LTPR staff to support their communications efforts and build thought leadership. Attend quarterly meeting of the STARR-II consortia and meetings of the DAI consortium.
Using market knowledge and analysis, work with Technical Services and Delivery team members to identify and prioritize opportunities that will make a significant impact in securing the property rights of the poor, including poor women and the members of socially and economically vulnerable communities. Provide a return to DAI shareholders, and offer interesting and rewarding opportunities for international and local technical staff to help solve significant development challenges. Lead and/or support the development of winning proposals as champion and/or lead or supporting writer. Work with proposal teams to formulate convincing technical approaches, develop responsive technical narratives, competitive staffing and management structures, and provide inputs into the proposal budgeting process.
The GPL will work with DAI’s technical sectors to identify and highlight innovative approaches being implemented in LTPR projects around the world. Using this knowledge base, participate in professional land tenure networks and events that provide strategic opportunities to showcase work being carried out by DAI, including for instance the annual World Bank conference on land. He/she will seek out opportunities to expand internal and external understanding of DAI’s work in land tenure and property rights, draft articles for DAI’s “Developments” and other publications, and develop and maintain external networks of partners, clients, and individual consultants that DAI can tap to identify business opportunities and deliver outstanding results. The successful candidate should be familiar with a variety of land tenure and property rights regimes, including customary tenure systems, common property resource management arrangements, and systems based on state registration of private and customary rights.
Identify, capture and share information and lessons learned from past and present projects with proposal teams and other field projects. Update key tools and lessons learned on the DAI Solutions/EH portal.
Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
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