ACDI/VOCA

  • Chief of Party, Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO), Ukraine

    Job Location
    UA-Kiev
    Type
    Long-term
  • Overview

    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.

     

    Chief of Party, Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO), Ukraine

     

    ACDI/VOCA seeks a dynamic Chief of Party for anticipated Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Project funded by USAID in Ukraine. The project will improve agriculture sector competitiveness by supporting agribusinesses meet international quality and safety standards and will enhance rural development through viable economic strategies that stimulate economic growth and employment. The 5-year activity is envisioned to start in 2019.

    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.

    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.

    Qualifications

    • 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 Eastern Europe or NIS desired.
    • Successful track record of leading US Government-funded projects required, USAID programing preferred.
    • 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.

    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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