ACDI/VOCA

Value Chain Director, Honduras

HN-Tegucigalpa
Type
Long-term

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.

 

Value Chain Director, Honduras

 

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Value Chain Director 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. The Value Chain Director will serve as a key member of the program's technical and leadership team and is specifically responsible for increasing productivity and facilitating linkages to new, expanded markets that will sustain value chain competitiveness. The ideal candidate will bring experience working in both agricultural and non-agricultural value chains with a focus on MSMEs and lead firm engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical leadership, strategy, management and capacity development of a team in implementation of activities designed to increase value chain productivity and enhance access to market opportunities.
  • Lead work plan development, written program reports, collaborate internally and externally, and ensure productive relationships between ACDI/VOCA and implementing partners.
  • Supervise the assessment and prioritization of value chains to be targeted by the project to increase opportunities and incomes in USAID zones of influence.
  • Develop relationships between beneficiaries and key stakeholders and build their capacity to mobilize towards key objectives, building long-term sustainability.
  • Facilitate the development of business models that leverage private sector investment in key upgrades needed to improve value chain competitiveness.
  • Support development of mechanisms that facilitate dissemination of market information and promote firms to pursue value-added market opportunities.
  • Ensure inclusive programming with attention to ensuring equitable benefits for women, youth, the very poor, hired labor and other marginalized populations.
  • Collaborate internally and externally to synthesize, share and apply learning for value chain strengthening.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and minimum of 10 years’ experience in the private sector or in international development projects in Honduras specializing in trade and investment, competitiveness, MSMEs in diverse sectors, such as value-added agriculture or tourism.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team, ensuring effective integration of project activities with overall business/program objectives.
  • Demonstrated competence in facilitation and to collaborate, learn and adapt
  • Ability to write coherent and analytical reports is required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish, English preferred.

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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