East Africa Dairy Development Jobs
Location: East Africa.
Heifer International is seeking a Deputy Regional Project Director (DRPD) who will be responsible for planning and implementation of all field activities for the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD), including project-wide budgeting, performance management and client/partner relations.
The DRPD will lead senior managers and a diverse multi-partner team of over 80 professionals spread over 3 or more countries to deliver on ambitious community and business level targets leading doubling of income and transformation of lives of over 200,000 small holder dairy farmers.
Responsibilities and functions include, but are not limited to:Provide effective and inspiring leadership, as well stewardship of the project by being actively involved in all field activities.Support RPD and industry stakeholders envision, crystallize and formulate plans that will catalyze rapid industry growth by unlocking value of underutilized producer resources including land and water, cattle, labor and rapidly expanding urban markets.Lead a high performing team of regional and country managers to next level by further developing and implementing recruitment, training and retention strategiesPartner with RPD to represent EADD with stakeholders including governments and government agencies, other non-governmental organizations, educators, and the private sector.Ensure all project activities operate consistently and ethically within mission and values of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project and Heifer International.Prepare and submit an annual operational budget to RPD and Steering Committee for approval, manage effectively within approved budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.Serve as internal leader of the organization and coordinate the annual operations plan and budget.Lead performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the project.Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence; bridge national and regional operations and support teamwork among staff.Provide ongoing thought leadership on emerging enterprise and community development by convening, inspiring and participating in permanent and ad hoc working groups.Support resource mobilization efforts including proposal development, donor liaison and partner relations.May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
This position requires:Master’s degree plus 10 years of related experience.Minimum of 5 years’ senior management experience in development and commercial sectors in Africa.Thorough experience in project design and management, value chain development and management of consultants.
This position is eligible for relocation assistance.
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants are encouraged to apply for this position.
To apply for this position, please send a resume or CV along with a cover letter to:
Job [at] heifer.org
Attention: Human Resources
1 World Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202
All applications must be received by close of business on May 31, 2012.