USAID FtF Project Vacancies – Operations Manager at ACDI/VOCA

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.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Operations Manager will lead quick startup of offices and local hiring
    upon award.
  • Establish
    administrative framework to monitor and assure progress toward the
    achievements of the goals and objectives of the project, ensuring cost and
    quality control of all tasks and assignments.
  • Mentor
    and supervise Staff and facilitate communication between staff and the
    COP.
  • Work
    closely with the COP, monitor and manage the overall daily, monthly,
    quarterly, and annual activities related to financial, HR, and managerial
    operations in all project offices to ensure timely achievement of project
    objectives and overall project compliance with the policies and
    regulations of USAID, ACDI/VOCA, and local authorities.
  • Ensure
    appropriate policies and procedures are in place and understandable by
    staff.
  • Specific
    to grants management, assist with oversight of activities of ACDI/VOCA
    sub-recipients and ensure proper coordination and timely implementation of
    grantee activities.
  • Represent
    ACDI/ VOCA at meetings, workshops, and other events as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Operations Manager should hold an advanced graduate degree in Business
    Administration, Business Management or related field preferred.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in project operations and financial
    management with an international development organization, bilateral or
    multilateral development institution required.
  • Three
    years’ experience in USAID rules and regulations with a demonstrated
    capacity to manage grants and ensure compliance with regulations required.
  • Proven
    ability to effectively supervise and lead teams and monitor staff performance.
  • Strong
    computer skills required.
  • Must
    be confident in Microsoft Office applications; database and QuickBooks
    experience preferred.
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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