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Chief of Party, Liberia
Job Title: Chief of Party, Liberia
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Company: ACDI/VOCA
Job Summary: With technical expertise and experience managing donor-funded programs.
Job Description: ACDI/VOCA seeks a dynamic and a proven leader Chief of Party for with technical expertise and experience managing donor-funded programs as Chief of Party for an upcoming multi-year program in Liberia. Chief of Party will provide overall strategic direction in the design, management, implementation and overall quality assurance of the project. S/he will oversee a team of experts and support staff, prepare reports and annual operating plans, align project initiatives with in-country priorities and ensure the program is compliant with USAID and ACDI/VOCA regulations. The 5-year activity is envisioned to start in 2021. Responsibilities Develop strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and overall management of the program in line with USAID guidelines to achieve objectives; Provide overall technical vision, leadership, and project management. Serve as the project's key liaison with headquarters, USAID, 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.
Requirements: Advanced degree in agricultural economics, agronomy, agribusiness, finance, or related field from an accredited university is required. Minimum of 10 years of professional work experience managing agricultural, value chain or cooperative development projects. Experience working on similar donor-funded programs in West Africa desired. Successful track record of leading US Government-funded projects required; USAID programing preferred. Demonstrated strong communications and ability to build coalitions and networks and interact productively with a wide range and levels of organizations (producers, government, private sector, NGOs, and research institutions). Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status. Excellent communication skills for a wide audience of stakeholders. Fluency in English is required.
How to apply: Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
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