• Chief of Party, Markets and Nutrition, Burkina Faso

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    Since 1963 and in 147 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 designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.


    Chief of Party, Markets and Nutrition, Burkina Faso  


    We are currently seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing donor-funded programs as Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded project that will strengthen the market systems for small ruminants, poultry, cowpeas, and local nutritious foods. The project’s goal is to strengthen market systems such that household incomes and nutritional status are sustainably improved leading to enhanced performance of commodity market systems, increased utilization of quality inputs and services, and increased local consumption of nutritious, safe foods. The position is subject to ACDI/VOCA being awarded the program.


    • 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, and annual work plans.
    • Design, develop, and implement strategies and project work plans to improve livestock and crop productivity, strengthen market linkages, expand access to markets, support the development of diversified livelihoods opportunities, and strengthen input, service, and capacity building networks for crops, livestock, and diversified livelihoods activities.
    • Serve as the project’s key liaison with headquarters, government counterparts, private sector stakeholders, subcontractors, academic institutions, and other local partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract.
    • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision.
    • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications.
    • Evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits and reporting requirements.
    • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.
    • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences.
    • Coordinate activities and prepare annual results report, resource requests, quarterly reports and pipeline analyses; coordinate with HQ on development of profiles, success stories, etc.
    • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.


    • At least 10 years of professional experience working in livestock or agricultural development programs, including at least 3 in West Africa; Burkina Faso experience highly desired.
    • Advanced degree in agribusiness, agricultural economics, agronomy, livestock health/management, nutrition, or related field.
    • Prior Chief of Party experience, as well as leadership skills, experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff is required.
    • Expertise in crops and/or livestock market systems and value chains.
    • Experience incorporating improved nutrition into programming.
    • Proven track record of building relationships with governmental organizations as well as private and community organizations is required.
    • Experience and familiarity with USAID procedures and policies is required.
    • Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments is required.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the inclusion of youth and gender in programming.
    • Strong communications and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to interact productively with a wide range and levels of organizations (producers, government, private sector, NGOs, and research institutions).
    • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions to food security issues
    • Ability to travel within the region and international as required.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French required.

    Please apply online at The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is a n equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.



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