Environmental Incentives is seeking to hire a Lima:based South America Region/Peru Team Lead Consultant to support the success of a client:focused technical team and help EI establish a more permanent presence in the region. The SAR/Peru Team Lead consultancy is based in Lima, Peru and will serve as primary steward of EIs client relationships, most importantly those with USAIDs bilateral and regional missions in Lima. The Team Lead will oversee and support work within two USAID:funded contracts, Measuring Impact II (MI2) and Latin America and the Caribbean Environment Services Support Contract (LAC ESSC). The scope of work includes the potential for work in Washington, DC for periods of 2:4 weeks occasionally.
Environmental Incentives, together with Foundations of Success and ICF, supports USAID:funded biodiversity conservation programs across Latin America with workshops to build capacity for adaptive management, and deliver MEL support across the USAID Amazon Vision portfolio. MI2 engages Mission staff and implementing partners in workshops through all phases of the Program Cycle : project and activity design, start:up, mid:implementation pause and reflect, and evaluation.
Under ESSC, EI works with USAID to develop persuasive and effective technical and communications products that inform donors and implementing organizations across the Amazon of successful projects, lessons learned, project outcomes, and that highlight USAIDs technical leadership in supporting biodiversity and the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples.
Under the direction of the Washington DC:based EI LAC Portfolio Lead, the successful candidate will manage a team working on multiple activities across various clients and contracts within EI and USAID SAR/Peru. They will be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with clients and key stakeholders to ensure high quality and impactful products and services. They will also be able to quickly grasp complex coordination needs and set clear paths for team members and clients alike, managing adaptively in response to emerging priorities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Steward strategic vision and client relationship
Working with the LAC Portfolio Lead, MI2 and ESSC leadership, ensure delivery of a strategic vision and management plan for EIs work with USAID in Peru and the South America Region.
Understand the clients needs and oversee delivery of high:quality services to meet those needs.
Identify and manage synergies across contracts to add value to the services EI is delivering in Peru and across the Latin America region.
Collaborate and consult with USAID SAR office and Peru Mission to identify technical support needs and align delivery of in:person and virtual technical assistance.
Develop strong working relationships with individuals on client teams, tailoring communication and management approaches to meet their management needs and styles.
Ensure that client vision is delivered through team execution of annual planning, monthly reporting, financial management, and MEL functions of the SAR and Peru buy:ins under MI2 and ESSC
Actively anticipate problems and proactively and transparently address them with the client; identify problems and solutions with Project Directors and with EI teams and leadership
Effectively manage consulting teams to delivery high quality services
Serve as an effective conduit of information within EI and with client teams. Support cross:team learning and establish communications channels within the EI team to efficiently share information and engage technical specialists.
Coach and mentor EI and partner teams to meet EIs quality expectations in client management, facilitation, and work process management
Manage staff performance and as needed, play a leadership role in recruiting and onboarding new staff.
Develop sections of annual work plan and budget based on client vision
Implement work plan to achieve programmatic goals
Generate product definitions/