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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chief of party agriculture job in Tanzania

Tetra Tech ARD ( is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for a potential 5 year USAID-funded Market-based Solutions to Reduce Poverty and Improve Nutrition project in Tanzania. The Chief of Party will provide long-term technical and managerial direction to promote improved, more nutritious and affordable food products for the vulnerable groups, and value-added of targeted agricultural commodities through improvements in Tanzania’s agricultural processing sector.  This project will focus on; 1) the agro- processing linkage in the rice, maize and horticulture value chains, 2) increase investment in medium- and small scale enterprises, and 3) make more nutritious process foods available and affordable to vulnerable groups. 
--The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the program.
-- Coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy;
-- The candidate must be the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech ARD, and other partners;
-- Provide overall guidance to subcontractors and grant recipients;
-- Provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.

COP Qualifications:
-- Advanced degree in business administration, agricultural economics, economics or other related field.
-- Minimum 10-15 years of experience managing and implementing interdisciplinary development projects in the private and/ or agricultural sector, preferably in an East Africa context.
--Previous experience implementing similar projects in agro-processing development highly preferred.
--Previous USAID project Chief of Party experience preferred.
-- Experience working collaboratively with a broad range of government officials, international donors, implementing partners, and other relevant sector stakeholders.
-- Demonstrated competence in leadership, client relations, and project and contract management
-- Ability to work and travel in remote areas of the region to oversee program implementation and provide technical expertise.
--Familiarity with USAID regulations, procedures, protocols, and reporting requirements;
--Familiarity with USAID grants programming and management;
--Demonstrated history of providing deliverables on time and within budget.
-- S/he must be fluent in written and spoke English; advanced fluency in Swahili is strongly desired.

To apply:

Applicants are requested to email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to Please refer to ‘Tanzania COP’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations – in the U.S. and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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