Job Title: Chief of Party
Closing date: 26 Jun 2012
Since 1963, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in 145 developing and transitional countries to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.
Chief of Party, Uganda
We are currently seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future activity in Uganda titled START-VC. The Value Chain development (START-VC) will contribute to increasing the quantity and improving the quality of output produced and marketed by smallholder farmers. The START-VC project will also generate jobs (both on- and off-farm) and stimulate rural enterprise development. This project will focus on the three value chains identified in the Uganda Feed the Future (FTF) Strategy- coffee, maize, and beans.
Responsibilities: • Provide technical leadership in one or more of the following program areas: producer group development, post-harvest handling, value chain competitiveness, market development. • Assume responsibility for overall contract management ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables. • Serve as principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships. • Ensure effective finance, progress, and donor reports, compliance with donor and ACDI/VOCA regulations, and efficient utilization of program staff and resources. • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the COTR to varied audiences
Qualifications: • Previous experience in one or more of the above mentioned project technical areas as well as knowledge of one of the three targeted sub-sectors: maize, beans and coffee.
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries. • At least five years of project management experience. Previous USAID COP experience preferred. • MS, MBA, or other post-graduate degree in a relevant field. • Fluency in English is required.
How to Apply
online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55569361D43515B7E59192F7755196C00627B4D. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.