Palladium Chief of Party, USAID Rwanda Feed The Future Activity Jobs

Palladium Chief of Party, USAID Rwanda Feed The Future Activity Jobs

About Palladium:

  • Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

    Palladium Americas:

  • Our Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

    This Opportunity:

  • Palladium seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture project in Rwanda. The program is expected to foster private sector-led agricultural modernization to sustainably increase productivity, farmers’ income, and the resilience of Rwandan agriculture and food systems.

  • Working with actors across the market, the Activity will take a market systems approach to promote the development of inclusive business models; improve farmer access to inputs, investment, and technical expertise; and foster sustainable private sector partnerships.

  • The Rwanda Feed the Future Activity is an anticipated project, and the positions are contingent upon award from USAID.

    You and Your Career:

  • If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in project management, agribusiness, market systems, and private sector engagement, we are interested in hearing from you. We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

    Reporting and Supervision:

  • Chief of Party will report to Palladium Home Office and USAID.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall strategic vision and leadership and technical direction for implementation including drafting project work plans, leading the successful implementation of annual work plans and ensuring an integrated vision across
    components and partners

  • Provide oversight related to project results, reporting, analysis, and the use of strategic information to drive performance across the project

  • Actively identify issues and risks related to project implementation and propose risk mitigation strategies and solutions for project adjustments

  • Ensure effective use of resources, on-time delivery of project activity reports and partner deliverables, and overall compliance with USAID regulations and Palladium policies and procedures

  • Work with staff to recruit, hire and manage staff and consultants as needed to carry out activities

  • Manages subcontractors, both international and national, to ensure that their performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements

  • Maintain effective and open communication throughout the project with USAID, Project Director, project operations teams, and other relevant stakeholders   

  • Work with local staff in-country to identify program opportunities/potential local partners and collaborate with private sector and different stakeholders, as needed

  • Serves as the key liaison between USAID, host-country counterparts, project partners, and Palladium

  • Represent the project at meetings and events with the Government of Rwanda, the business community, non-profits, and other stakeholders

    Key Competencies Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in senior management positions for USAID or other donor market systems, agriculture, or related development programs of similar or greater scope and complexity;

  • Prior experience with several of the following areas of expertise: inclusive market systems development, private sector
    engagement, value chain development, climate smart and/or resilient agriculture, and nutrition/food security

  • Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking and planning, management, and presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and supervision skills managing teams

  • Written and oral proficiency in English.

    Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in business, agriculture, economics, finance, or other closely related field as relevant to position.

  • At least 10 years of experience working with the private sector, agribusiness development, and market systems preferred.

  • Prior experience as COP of a USAID-funded project, preferred.

  • Prior experience in working in Rwanda, or Central/East Africa region preferred, or in similar economies.

  • Rwandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Chief of Party, USAID Rwanda Feed The Future Activity Jobs

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