NGO Jobs – Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) at ACDI / VOCA

ACDI/VOCA’s mission is to
promote economic opportunities for cooperatives, enterprises and communities
through the innovative application of sound business practice. We strive to
promote positive economic and social change worldwide ACD/VOCA is distinguished
by commitment to its beneficiaries, wise stewardship of development resources
and a knowledgeable, experienced, diverse and effective team. In 2012,
ACDI/VOCA was awarded a USAID-funded Title II cooperative agreement to
implement the “Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in
Karamoja (RWANU)” program in Karamoja, Uganda. The RWANU Program seeks to
reduce food insecurity among vulnerable populations, working across 16 sub
counties in Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit districts. Specifically the
program will address.
  1. Improved
    availability and access to food; and
  2. Reduced
    malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five.
The Program will promote
diversified livelihoods strategies incorporating linkages to market in a
vulnerable population value chain approach to ensure long-term food security
and resilience to shocks.

The DCOP will
be the senior field-level manager and representative with primary
responsibility for coordinating, planning and implementing of technical
activities to achieve program targets. The DCOP will be a strong strategic
planner, and support the COP in all aspects of program management, in the
absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume responsibility for the overall
program. The DCOP is based in the main program office in Moroto. He/she will
directly supervise the Livelihoods Director and liaise with sub-recipient’s
technical managers, including a Healthy Nutrition Director” and a Senior
Veterinarian. The DCOP will ensure integration and coordination across
consortium teams and the establishment of a “one team” approach to
implementation. He/she will promote a shared vision and understanding of the
program with all staff and program stakeholders.

Skills & Experience:
  • Advanced
    degree in the field of agriculture, SME or rural development or similar
    degrees with a keen understanding of vulnerable population value chain
  • Seven
    years’ experience at similar levels managing complex, multi-faceted rural
    development programs.
  • Relevant
    food security/livelihoods experience; experience working with
    agro-pastoralist populations preferred.
  • Strong
    familiarity with USAID rules and regulations required.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication and analytical skills; ability to work
    efficiently and quickly under pressure.
  • Proven
    ability to meet all expectations as expressed in the above position

to apply:
All interested candidates
should submit their application letter and C.Vs only to
 not later than 15th May 2013. ACDI/VOCA is an equal employment opportunity and
affirmative action employer.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be

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