ACDI / VOCA Chief of Party (DFSA Project) Jobs in Kenya
ACDI / VOCA Chief of Party (DFSA Project) Jobs in KenyaOverview:
Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA 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.
Chief of Party, Kenya
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Kenya.
The DFSA in Kenya is anticipated to be a multi-year project to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity.
The activity will aim to increase food security in the most vulnerable households in northern Kenya.
To achieve this, the ACDI/VOCA team will ensure the implementation of interventions designed to increase incomes, ensure access to nutritious food year-round, improve household nutrition and hygiene practices, and strengthen governance in communities affected by shocks and stresses.
The COP is responsible for overall DFSA program implementation and achievement of activity objectives.
He/she will provide leadership, oversight, and support to all aspects of the program. The COP will promote strong relationships with the USAID Mission, the host government, sub-recipient partners and other donor and non-governmental organizations. This position is based in Kenya with frequent in-country travel.Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight to all aspects of the program, including support in programmatic areas such as improving livelihoods of beneficiaries and promoting improved health and nutrition
Foster strong relationships with the USAID Mission, host government institutions, and other donor and nongovernmental organizations
Supervise commodity management, budgeting, pipeline analyses and financial accounting
Oversee planning sessions, development, refinement and implementation of strategies to improve program performance
Ensure timeliness of monitoring and evaluation activities and develop reports for donor and ACDI/VOCA management
Implement the system to ensure accuracy of setting targets, progress tracking, and compliance with evidence of reporting
Coordinate activities and write annual results report, resource requests, quarterly reports and pipeline analyses
Directly liaise with the USAID Mission for an update, addressing issues and responding to project-related questions and requests
Master’s degree in development studies, agriculture, nutrition, public health or related field
Minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects
Experience managing multi-sectoral food security projects including agricultural development and maternal child health and nutrition
Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience recruiting, developing and mentoring, and managing staff
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners
Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming
Regional experience in East Africa is highly preferred
Demonstrated skills in meeting programmatic and financial reporting requirements
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Swahili a plus
Ability to travel within the country and internationally, as required
How to Apply
Apply online for this position by 20th January, 2019
The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.
ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
For more information and job application details, see; ACDI / VOCA Chief of Party (DFSA Project) Jobs in Kenya
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