USAID ACDI/VOCA Project Jobs – Chief of Party

Job Title: Chief of Party
Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: USAID-funded Feed the Future Commodity
Production Activity Project (FtF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About ACDI/VOCA:
Since 1963 and in 146
countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional
nations 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 in order to promote
broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has
approximately 60 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $173 million.
About USAID FtF Project:
ACDI / VOCA will implement an
anticipated large, multi-year USAID-funded project, the Feed the Future Uganda
Producer Organizations Activity Project. Together with local and international
partners and in support of USAID/Uganda’s Feed the Future (FtF) initiatives,
ACDI/ VOCA’s program will work to strengthen the governance, management,
service delivery and local level advocacy capacities of producer organizations
(POs) within the FtF zone of influence in order to;
1)     
Increase
the involvement of POs in business-oriented activities along the value chains
2)    
Improve
PO governance and management structures that efficiently and effectively
provide services responsive to the needs of their members
3)    
Improve
the agricultural enabling environment at the local government level.
Job Summary:  The
Chief of Party will provide technical and administrative leadership, and
expertise for the activity. The incumbent will serve as a primary liaison with
USAID/Uganda on management and technical matters. He / she will also manage
activity implementation in meeting the objectives of the agreement. The job
holder will program development expertise from inception to deployment to
ensure activities are according to plan and oversee them to conform to the
terms and conditions of the agreement requirements, including cost, schedule
and quality parameters. He / she will also manage and control funds and other
resources for the agreement as required. Prepare status reports, budget
information and other documentation as needed. The Cop will take a leadership
role in coordination among USAID, key stakeholders, other implementing partners
and GoU officials.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Economics,
    Business, International Development, Public Policy, Education,
    Agricultural Economics, or other relevant field (a Bachelor’s degree in a
    relevant field and ten years of experience could be substituted for a
    Master’s degree).
  • At
    least five years’ experience in international development, preferably in
    agriculture and private enterprise development.
  • Proven
    ability in successfully leading and managing programs of a similar scope
    and scale.
  • High
    level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills
    including a demonstrated ability to interact collaboratively with a broad
    range of public and private sector counterparts and other key
    stakeholders.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated resumes to AVUganda@joinav.org.
Please write the position for which you are applying, in the email subject
line. Resumes should list long-term employment history and any relevant
short-term consulting work.
NB: While we thank all applicants for their
interest, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: 19th June,
2015
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