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DAI, a global development consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, seeks a Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor for an anticipated international development program focused on reduction of land-related conflict in Rwanda. The program aims to support Rwanda’s long-term sustainability by strengthening the resilience of its citizens, communities, and institutions and their ability to adapt to land-related economic, social and environmental changes. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda with occasional travel required.
  • This position is for submission in an anticipated proposal and contingent upon successful award of funding.
Responsibilities: The Deputy Chief of Party will be expected to play a lead role in the design and implementation of technical program activities related to land-related research and land justice-related activities. S/he will provide technical leadership for and overall supervision of field staff directly contracted by the program or from partner organizations assigned to the program. S/he will also be expected to interact with senior government officials, donors, and other key stakeholders.
Qualifications Required: •Rwandan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply •Advanced degree in technical area related to agriculture, geography, land/natural resource management, anthropology, environment or related field required
•Subject matter expertise in land tenure policy and reform; resource rights, governance, and planning; access for women, youth and other vulnerable groups; institutional strengthening or capacity building; conflict resolution and justice strongly preferred •Proven experience leading the design and implementation of program management tasks related to land-related research and/or justice-related activities •Demonstrated experience supervising field staff, leading technical program implementation, and liaising with senior government officials, donors and other key stakeholders •Minimum of 10 years technical implementation and management experience on donor-funded programs •Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
How to apply: 
Please send your CV and letter of interest to with “Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor” in the subject line by December 10, 2011. Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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