Friday, 27 April 2012

Chief of Party Job Vacancy at ACDI/VOCA

Job Title: Chief of Party

Job Description

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 No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

Samaritan’s Purse Jobs - Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation (1120) Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation (1120)

Job Description

Closing date:  30 Jun 2012

International – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems and processes require definition, discipline and training. The Program Development Unit (PDU) Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation will provide clarity, definition and system synchronism across all Samaritan’s Purse (SP) field office locations. The individual serving as the Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation will work closely with the Program Management Advisor, Regional Directors, Country Directors, and Program Managers as well as within the Program Development Division (PDD) in general. The M&E Advisor will seek to establish meetings with key implementers in the critical start-up phase of programs to ensure the best possible chance of success. Along with the Technical Advisors, this person will promote the best practices of the organization both internally, by capturing the critical lessons learned as well as externally, by writing and presenting programming results to the international community.

The location of where this position will be based is still to be determined.


• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Master’s Degree (MSc.) or equivalent in statistics or similar subject; or ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Commitment to the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith, and experience in working with cross-cultural and cross-denominational Christians. • Technical writing skills including developing logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation plans and evaluation reports. • Field experience in relief and program development, program implementation and proposal development. • Working knowledge of donor monitoring and evaluation requirements (UN, CIDA, DFID and USAID etc) and best practice in the field. • Experience of conducting project evaluations including using survey methodologies of Cluster and LQAS. • Proficiency and proven track record with using EPI Info and statistical software such as SPSS, STATA or other packages.

12 month contract with the potential for renewal.

This is an accompanied position.

Mission Statement: Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: Proclaim the Gospel – Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world Serve with Excellence – Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom Respond with Compassionate Action – Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister Demonstrate Biblical Integrity – Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work Walk in Bold Faith – Expect God to do the impossible– “God Room”

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