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Chief of Party

Chief of Party

Job Location 
HN-Tegucigalpa
Type 
Long-term

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Overview

 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 $151 million.

 

Chief of Party, Honduras  

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID-funded Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Project. The objective of TMS is to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased economic opportunities that incorporate poor, marginalized Hondurans and reduce incentives to migrate. ACDI/VOCA seeks a dynamic, progressive, and private-sector oriented manager with proven experience leading market system development teams and implementing adaptive programs. The ideal candidate will bring experience implementing programs in off-farm and non-farm sectors (ex. tourism, value-added agriculture, etc.). The COP must have a natural and firm commitment and comfort with a facilitation-based approach to designing and implementing interventions as well as be a strong communicator that is adept at adaptive management – including ample use of pilots and scenario planning, flexible work planning, and engaging stakeholders and donors.

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical vision, leadership, and project management. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants, local project staff and subcontractors. Ensure day-to-day technical, schedule, and financial performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, the scope of work, budgets and annual work plans.
  • Lead strategy development, and develop and utilize managerial tools and frameworks that improve the ability of the team to successfully and sustainably achieve the goals in a manner that is consistent with the project’s market-led, facilitation-based, locally-driven and adaptive management approach.
  • Serve as the project’s key liaison with USAID/Honduras, headquarters, government counterparts, private sector stakeholders, subcontractors, academic institutions, and other local partners to exchange information, share learning, secure buy-in and develop professional relationships.
  • Coordinate the development of the project’s evolving theory of change and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives. In response to project learning and shifts in the marketplace, actively propose and justify strategic adaptations to maximize the scale and sustainability of its impact and the value of USAID’s investment.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in technical advisory and management of programs targeting market systems development, business enabling environment, agribusiness and SME growth.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, finance, marketing, business administration, agribusiness, or related area.
  • Minimum 5 years of Chief of Party or equivalent experience on USAID-funded programs, in Latin America; preferably in Honduras.
  • Proven ability to effectively work in complex environments and multicultural societies; positive track record in gender and ethnic inclusion
  • Extensive management experience and strong leadership and communication skills required.
  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish is required.

 

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org.internationaljobs. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

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