Chief of Party – Philippines – Biodiversity and Resilience Activity - Manila

Long-term contract
Localisation Manila, Philippines
Posted on 05-06-2024

Education Development Center

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity.

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Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work. 

Job Description

This activity will address the related issues of biodiversity loss and climate change impacts by enhancing an enabling environment, strengthening key institutions, and leveraging private sector investments and financing toward conservation, adaptation, and mitigation. The Activity will advance the synergy of biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation through the management of critical terrestrial and marine resources to ensure a sustainable provisioning of ecosystem goods and services improving ecological and community resilience. This program is a 5-year activity, and the total estimated cost ranges from $25 Million to $49.99 Million US dollars.

The Chief of Party (COP) shall be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project and work together with the designated USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). The COP shall supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID, key stakeholders, and other implementing partners.



A master’s degree in environmental science, natural resource management, geography, forestry, or any other relevant field.

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in managing teams and implementing biodiversity, climate change, ecosystem management programs, or any relevant field, in developing countries, preferably in Southeast Asia or the Philippines.
  • Demonstrated experience in USAID funded programs that include strategic leadership and proven track record in designing, implementing, and managing program activities.
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations and reporting requirements.
  • A proven ability to identify and negotiate partnership opportunities and experience managing sub-partners.
  • Exemplary management, supervision, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the host government, donors, and the international community.


Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.