Chief of Party – ACDI/VOCA

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.
Duties & 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: 
Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55569361D43515B7E59192F7755196C00627B4D.
No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities
encouraged to apply. EOE.

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