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Thursday, September 16, 2010

ACDI/VOCA Chief of Party, East Africa Vacancy

For 46 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.,ACDIIVOCA 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 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of$ 124 million.

We are currently seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Staple Crops project in Kenya. The project’s primary focus will be to increase staple crop productivity and marketability with an emphasis on select orphan crops.

To achieve this objective, technical components could also focus on improved farming techniques and best practices; farm management; increasing market linkages and competitiveness for maize and orphan crop value chains; trade facilitation and Chief of Party responsibilities for this program include but are not limited to the following:
  • Providing technical leadership in one or more key areas of focus for the program, as listed above.
  • Supervising all international consultants and local project staff.
  • Ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.
  • Preparing work plans and financial, logistical and other documents.
  • Reviewing all financial and logistical information on a periodic basis.
  • Recommending and evaluating proposed staff.
  • Serving as principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
  • Making verbal or written presentations as requested by the COTR to varied audiences.
  • M.S., M.B.A., or other post-graduate degree in a relevant technical field.
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant and progressive work experience in Kenya, East Africa, or other regions of Africa with a similar development context.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience, preferably on large and complex USAID-funded projects.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in English required.
To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to by September 24th

No phone calls please.

Only finalists contacted.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.


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