The International Development Division Chief of Party - Uganda Jobs

The International Development Division Chief of Party - Uganda Jobs

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries.

We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation.

Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.

In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Opportunity

Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the field of international development, seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded Agricultural Systems and Institutional Strengthening project in Uganda.

The objective of the program is to put Ugandan institutions on a true path to self-reliance and autonomy by improving their internal abilities to self-assess pain points and take intentional steps to make improvements.

The program will work with both the public sector and private APEX organizations, improving business practices, enhancing relationship management, supporting institutional reorganization, and development of strategic plans and costed implementation plans.

The COP will be responsible for overall technical, administrative, and financial management leadership to produce results.

The COP will provide the strategic vision, and be the voice of the project to external senior stakeholders in USAID, public and private sector.

This position is contingent upon a successful contract award to Abt Associates. Successful candidates will have a proven record of leading a large team to achieve results.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic vision and overall technical, administrative, and financial management leadership to produce required project results
  • Serves as primary liaison among the project, USAID, partners, and counterparts
  • Collaborates with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and activities with measurable targets
  • Oversees, reviews, and monitors contract reporting and deliverables according to requirements
  • Supervises project personnel
    and subcontractors in compliance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Creates management, financial, and accounting systems in line with Abt standard operating procedures and consistent with the needs of the project and USAID
  • Manages and supervises project staff and partners in the identification of all the project’s technical assistance needs
  • Supervises the work and assesses the performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
  • Master’s degree, PhD and at least 10 years of senior-level international project management experience in designing, implementing, and managing large, complex agriculture or institutional strengthening and capacity building programs in developing countries, particularly those funded by Feed the Future
  • Expertise in political economy analysis, agricultural institutional and systems strengthening programming or other relevant technical area required
  • Ability to liaise effectively with and develop consensus among key stakeholders, including USAID, national and local officials, public, private, and civil society partners
  • Experience developing project vision, aligning key stakeholders, and assuring that the vision is translated into implementable strategies
  • Experience working in Uganda, Southern Africa, or Eastern Africa preferred
  • Must be able to write and communicate flawlessly in English

    How to Apply
  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; The International Development Division Chief of Party - Uganda Jobs

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