December 7, 2007



ARD, Inc. ( has become leader in the land tenure and property rights (LTPR) “practice area” for the United States Government. Our land tenure and property rights work includes land policy, land tenure legal reform, conflict and disputes resolution, broadening land access including land reform and resettlement, land administration, land markets, land use planning and natural resource property rights. This practice area continues to grow, and to meet immediate programming and technical needs, ARD seeks a highly qualified, home office-based Chief of Party with:

-- Excellent personnel and team participation, management and coordination skills;
-- Significant USAID programming experience and support to USAID operating units - this includes work plan development, SOW development, results-based reporting, and financial/budget management;
-- Broad general knowledge of international development programming work, particularly in natural resources management, agricultural development, rural finance, land use planning, and natural resource management;
-- Specific knowledge of the role of property rights in development programming in at least one specific technical subject, and in at least one or two USAID programming regions;
-- Field level experience with residence in developing countries, as well as short-term technical assignments;
-- Excellent public relations, communication, and client management skills; and
-- The necessary skills to ensure the coherence and consistency of product and performance of technical and support personnel under tight deadlines.

The successful candidate will meet at least the following minimum qualifications in addition to those above:

-- Minimum Masters Degree in a field directly related to property rights (natural/land resources, anthropology; rural sociology, agriculture economics, and/or law).
-- Ten years or more of progressively responsible work in managing and implementing land tenure, land reform, and/or natural resource governance programs;
-- Five years of progressively responsible supervisory work including direct supervision of professional and support staff; and assembling teams of natural resource management, land tenure, property rights, gender and/or resource governance professionals to respond to complex assignments;
-- At least four years of substantial managerial and technical experience in natural resource management sector issues (water, forestry, wildlife, watersheds, land use planning, pastures, etc.), with broad geographic experience;
-- At least one foreign language, preferably French/Spanish/Arabic;
-- Proposal development, proposal management and MCC programming experience are a plus.

To apply:
Please email current curriculum vitae (CV) in reverse chronological format to Please refer to COP-PRRG in the subject line.
Applicants must complete the U.S. Department of Labor’s Equal Employment Opportunity form (available at using Job Code: COP-PRRG.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.
ARD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date: Open