Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chief of Party, ACDI/VOCA (Agricultural Cooperative Development International


ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Chief of Party for a multi-year program in Liberia.  The overall goal of the project is to reduce chronic food insecurity and vulnerability of individuals, households and communities to food security shocks. ACDI/VOCA will work with smallholders to build a solid foundation at the household level in order to increase food security, build resilience and expand economic opportunities. Interventions will introduce environmentally sustainable agricultural production practices, improve post-harvest practices, integrate cash crops into the smallholder production system, increase access to savings and credit and train households in business skills. The project will also focus on improving health and nutrition in vulnerable communities with a focus on children two years old and under and women who are pregnant or lactating through an integrated approach.
Responsibilities:
  • Under the general supervision of the Senior Managing Director, Food Security, the Chief of Party (COP) will assume responsibility for overall program management of the P.L. 480 Title II program, and will provide leadership, oversight, and support to all aspects of the program including, but not limited to, monetization and commodity management, improving livelihoods of beneficiaries, and promoting improved health and nutrition as well as emergency response.
  • The COP will have overall responsibility for staffing as well as sub-recipient activities in addition to ensuring the program is in compliance with donor regulations and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.
  • Cultivate and liaise with program partners, Liberian governmental agencies and USAID offices in Liberia and Washington DC, and promote the acceptance of the Liberia Title II program and assure its smooth functioning, by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with the USAID Mission, local NGOs, the private sector, and other governmental and non?governmental agencies and organizations, specifically other Title II Cooperating Sponsors.
  • Ensure that staff members complete Recipient Agency Agreements (RAAs) and contracts with other organizations as needed and ensure compliance with both donor regulations and ACDI/VOCA policies.
  • Ensure that project partners are implementing project activities in accordance with ACDI/VOCA’s agreement with USAID.
  • Ensure effective finance, progress, and donor reports, compliance with donor and ACDI/VOCA regulations, and efficient utilization of program staff and resources.
  • Ensure compliance among key staff with all corporate and local ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures, ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are in place and understandable by staff including, but not limited to, Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, translations of ACDI/VOCA corporate policies and clear and transparent accounting and management procedures.
  • Monitor budget, fund disbursal, and financial records ensuring that project expenditures are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA and USAID policies and regulations.
  • Ensure quality development of project reports, contracts, and other programming documents, and monitor ongoing activities to ensure they are reaching the intended objectives and are in full compliance with donor regulations.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years overseas experience in the international development field.
  • Experience developing and managing USAID Title II programs.
  • Experience with commodity management under P.L. 480 required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the field of people and project management, as well as strategic planning.
  • Prior experience with USAID projects, procedures, policies and reporting requirements is required; prior experience with Title II projects is highly preferred
  • Effective record of building relationships with governmental organizations as well as private and community organizations is required
  • Established track record of achieving results within difficult working environments is required
  • Masters degree in a pertinent field (for example: social research, project management, international development, international business) is highly desirable
  •  Fluency in English
Apply online at: http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55C6F361D43515B7E59192F775618630362774B
No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

Contact Information:

ACDI/VOCA International Recruitment