Chief of Party, DRC

Kinshasa

For over 50 years and in 145 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 44 projects in 31 countries and revenues of over $151 million.

Chief of Party, Democratic Republic of Congo

We are currently seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID- Feed the Future Eastern Congo Agricultural Value Chain project. The project will use a market systems approach to improve livelihoods for agricultural communicates in Eastern Congo by creating inclusive economic growth, improving food security, and support women, youth and other disenfranchised groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall technical vision, leadership, and project management.
  • Serve as the project's key liaison with headquarters, USDA, government counterparts, private sector stakeholders, subcontractors, academic institutions, and other local partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
  • Ensure day-to-day technical, schedule, and financial performance of the project in accordance with the scope of work and annual work plans.
  • Oversee management and quality of deliverables for all subcontractors, international consultants, and local project staff.
  • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision.
  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications.
  • Facilitate the development of sustainable public-private partnerships and private sector investment in target value chains.
  • Review all financial and logistical information on a periodic basis.
  • Give verbal or written presentations as requested by the client and/or ACDI/VOCA to varied audiences regarding the project’s progress.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in business, agricultural economics, agribusiness, finance, or related field from an accredited university is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries, preferably in the area of enterprise development, value chain competitiveness, access to finance, and/or agricultural trade and investment.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing complex donor-funded programs in sub-Saharan Africa with progressively more responsible supervisory work experience including: contract management; supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
  • Proven knowledge of finance and investment for entrepreneurs and SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Excellent communication skills for a wide audience of stakeholders.
  • Fluent French and English skills required.

Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs or at http://acdivoca.bosmaxhire.net/cp/?E55465361D43717B7E59192F77501E6204627B4D. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: ACDI/VOCA
  • Location: Kinshasa
  • Grade: Senior
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  • Closing Date: 2016-12-07

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