ACDI / VOCA Kenya Chief of Party Recruitment 2011
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 regulatory and policy reform; and other activities that promote increased food security.
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.
No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.
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