CRS USDA Food For Progress Chief of Party I Jobs in Uganda

CRS USDA Food For Progress Chief of Party I Jobs in Uganda


Job Summary:

  • As Chief of Party I you will be responsible for the management of all aspects of implementation of the 5 year (2020-2025) USDA Food for Progress Uganda Vanilla Project, building upon CRS Uganda's leadership and experience in the Uganda vanilla value chain, and its existing partnerships with the leading vanilla cooperatives, trade association, and buyers (national and international).

  • You will manage lead technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management of project activities.

  • Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in the agricultural field.

  • As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.

  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.

  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.

  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.

  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects, with complicated logistics.

  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.

  • Ability to represent and present at high levels.

  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing
    Applications, and information and budget management systems.

  • Required Languages - English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, require d.

  • Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Technical Advisors, Finance Manager, MEAL Manager, and Deputy Chief of Party.

    Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS Country Representative, CRS Head of Programming, Partner staff and Agricultural Technical Advisors at the country, regional and global level.

  • External: Ministry of Agriculture, Vanex, Private Sector Stakeholders, and other key stakeholders.

    Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree in International Development, International Relations or a relevant technical area. PhD preferred.

  • 7 or more years’ relevant management and technical experience.

  • 5 years experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.

  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CRS USDA Food For Progress Chief of Party I Jobs in Uganda


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