Chief of Party US Non-profit Job Careers – Heifer International

Job Title:       Chief of Party – USDA
Organization: Heifer International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Heifer International (Heifer) is a
non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger, poverty
and saving the earth. HI works with resource limited families around the globe
to become self-reliant. Since it begun in 1944, Heifer International has worked
directly with 7 million families in more than 125 countries.
Job Summary:   The Chief of Party is expected to provide
overall vision, general management, technical expertise and administrative and
financial oversight for the program. S/he is responsible for meeting all
objectives of the initiative, including achievement of results as well as grant
management requirements of the USG in general, and USDA in particular. The COP
will coordinate and lead the program team, consortium members, other
implementing partners, public and private sector partners, government
stakeholders, and will liaise with USDA as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leadership and Technical Program Strategy:
·       Lead, supervise and manage core project staff and team.
Works closely with Heifer headquarters management and support staff (including
finance, administration, and program) to ensure alignment with USDA guidelines
to achieve objectives
·       Provide technical direction and leadership to design work
plans and implement relevant activities that meet the goals and objectives of
the program. Manage timely technical delivery of the program activities,
strategize, set priorities, lead the implementation and review technical
progress on program implementation
Management and Administration:
·       Oversee program administration, operations, implementation,
and fiscal management to ensure technical and financial activity aligns with
the scope and budget allocations, internal policies, and donor regulations
·       Manage all operations related to the project according to
the annual work plan, project documents, and implementation strategy
·       Oversee and support staff in the implementation of project
monitoring and evaluation activities, to ensure that program results are met on
time, and adapt activities as necessary to achieve expected outcomes aligned
with USDA FFP requirements
·       Ensure the delivery of quality training, technical
assistance, and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies
and government, including the selection and coordination of sub-grantees and
·       Represent and serve as Heifer’s principal liaison with USDA
representatives, Ugandan government counterparts, representatives from the
international community, and local community stakeholders on program
communications and technical implementation of activities
·       Serve as primary contact to USDA, the public and private
sector, and the host country government, taking responsibility for addressing
all matters related to the program
Resource Management:
·       Manage the recruitment of a team of skilled, competent,
qualified and innovative program and technical staff, in collaboration with
Heifer regional and country program management
·       Ensure staff compliance with all USDA and Heifer
administrative, operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable
donor regulations

Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree with an
accredited university in economics, agriculture, agricultural economics,
agribusiness, management, international development, or a related field of
study or equivalent work experience required.
·       At least ten years of increasingly higher levels of
responsibility working in international development, preferably in commercial
value chains, food security, and economic growth and/or market systems with an
emphasis on development and marketing of agricultural products, SME
development, mechanization and input supply, financial inclusion, international
food safety standards, regulations and policy harmonization;
·       At least five years of Chief of Party experience managing
large, complex programs, such as on USAID or USDA economic growth, livelihoods,
rural agriculture or food security;
·       Demonstrated capabilities in managing complex programs,
including financial management of subgrantees, subcontracts or partners;
·       Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular,
private sector companies along the agriculture market systems from farmer to
end market required Knowledge of the social, economic, and political context
governing rural economic development and food security in Uganda;
·       Experience overseeing a monitoring, evaluation, and
learning (MEL) staff and MEL systems, and incorporating learning agendas and
collaborating learning and adapting into program activities;
·       Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and
procedures, preferably USDA, or those of an equivalently complex international
government funding organization;
·       Familiarity with and commitment to gender and youth
integration into program activities;
·       High level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, and
analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and
collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts
and other key stakeholders;
·       Exceptional analytical and communication skills; verbal and
writing, including submission of high-quality reports to donors.
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified candidates please
apply online at the link below
Heifer International is an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender,
gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among
other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Deadline: 3rd May 2020

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