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Chief of Party, Rwanda
Job Title: Chief of Party, Rwanda
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Company: ACDI/VOCA
Job Summary: To oversee all technical activities and staff on project implementation.
Job Description: ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Nguirza Nshore project in Rwanda. The project will facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage than subsistence agriculture provides. By alleviating constraints to entrepreneurship and increasing access to financing, off-farm businesses will be expanded and created in both urban and rural environments, stimulating employment that provides opportunity for rural populations. The Chief of Party will oversee all technical activities and staff with an adaptive management approach to project implementation. The Chief of Party will lead engagement efforts to attract financial institutions and private sector actors to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.The position is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Responsibilities • Lead a small technical team of technical experts and facilitators to engage a large number of financial institutions, business development services providers, networking organizations, and other stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. • Spearhead strategy development, and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to successfully and sustainably achieve project goals. • Use a market-led, facilitation-based, locally-driven and adaptive management approach to project implementation. • Facilitate the development of the project’s evolving theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives. • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, sharing learning, presenting progress, troubleshooting, and securing buy-in for strategic improvements that enable the project to maximize the scale and sustainability of its impact and the value of USAID’s investment. • Engage, coordinate, and collaborate with other donors and implementing partners active in the ecosystem.
Requirements: • A minimum of 12 years of experience in technical advisory and project management of programs targeting SME growth, market systems development, off-farm and non-agricultural industries, development finance, impact investing, or a combination of the above. • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, finance, marketing, business administration, agribusiness, or related area. • Previous experience as a Chief of Party, Team Leader, or similar senior management position for projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries is preferred. • Experience with USAID programs and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations desired but not necessary. • Previous experience working in East Africa strongly preferred. • Knowledge in the following thematic areas: entrepreneurial ecosystems, adaptive management / CLA, market facilitation and systems approaches, SME finance and business advisory services. • Demonstrated understanding of SME growth in emerging economies. • Familiarity with marketplace realities outside of production-level agriculture, to include off-farm agriculture such as processing and trade, as well as non-farm including light manufacturing, transport and hospitality. • A positive attitude and willingness to adaptively manage projects and partners in complex environments.
How to apply: Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs Applications are reviewed promptly upon receipt. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE.
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