Since 1963 and in 146 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.
Deputy Chief of Party, Agricultural Market Systems
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party, Agriculture Market Systems for the USAID-funded Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity (RDC). The activity is a five-year primary mechanism to support productivity and market systems development under USAID/Bangladesh’s FTF strategy, with the objective of improved food security through systemic changes that increase rural incomes and – via increased incomes, including women’s income, and incentivized crop diversification – to improved nutrition. USAID/Bangladesh’s new RDC activity will foster growth and reduce poverty through improving the competitiveness, inclusiveness, and resilience of rice and other selected crops in the FTF Zone of Influence (ZOI) to the benefit of large numbers of men and women and their families in rural households, farms, and market systems. To do this RDC works exclusively through private sector partners using innovation grants as the primary instrument for supporting companies implement innovative approaches to improving the market system within which these companies operate.
Leads, motivates and manages the project agricultural market systems team which is responsible for implementing all of the RDC project program activities. Oversees continual analysis of end markets and market systems dynamics across selected target value chains. Coordinates efforts to ensure market system strategies and interventions are integrated and complementary. Instills a culture of adaptive management. Establishes processes that contribute to effective collaboration, learning, and adaptation systems. Serves as the projects principle technical representative on market systems to the donor, other development partners, and at external events.
The key responsibilities of the DCOP will include:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified women and minorities candidates. ACDI/VOCA will never solicit a payment from any applicant.