World Vision NGO Chief of Party Modernizing Agriculture Activity - Rwanda - Jobs in Rwanda

World Vision NGO Chief of Party Modernizing Agriculture Activity - Rwanda - Jobs in Rwanda

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Employee Contract Type:

International Assignment - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Job Description:

  • World Vision seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for the proposed USAID funded The Modernizing Agriculture Activity in Rwanda. The overall objective of the Modernizing Agriculture Activity is to increase incomes and improve nutritional outcomes, by sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, and strengthening domestic consumption and markets for high-value and nutritious agricultural products.

  • This activity is a 5-year program worth $28,000,000.The CoP is responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

    Major Responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Ensure appropriate project quality support to consortium members through purpose leads.

  • Oversee that bottlenecks and challenges to project impact are addressed at various levels of stakeholders using forums such as Technical Working Groups, donor/government led coordination meetings and meetings with consortium member project managers.

  • In collaboration with partners' Project Managers, design and facilitate regular project learning events with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, ensuring that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated through project implementation and review.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Ensure grant/project budget is managed within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO IPG staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

  • Escalate grant management
    issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A Master’s degree (equivalent) or higher in any area of development, business, education or related field with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in senior project management.

  • Relevant experience in managing agricultural/agribusiness/value-chain development projects, of this size and scope (in terms of dollar amount and number of people managed), in developing countries and preferably in East Africa

  • Strong ability to manage and deal with diverse stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to lead/supervise a diverse team on projects of similar scale (financially, culturally, staff size and activities).

  • Experience in leading similar work for donors/U.S. Government agencies or international NGOs.

  • Strong technical expertise in market systems and value chain development

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated strong writing and oral presentation skills in English.

  • Prior experience working in Rwanda or in the Eastern Africa region.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged.

  • Previous experience with large USAID grants including Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA), Development Food Security Activity (DFSA), Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing alliances with the private sector is desirable.

  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors is required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints.

    Work Environment/Travel:

    Work environment: Office-based with regular travel to project sites.

    Travel: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25 % of the time.

    On call: as required.

    NB: Local Professionals (Rwanda) are highly encouraged to apply.

    The closing date for submission of applications is 31st July 2022

    Applicant Types Accepted:

    Local and International Applicants (IA's) Accepted

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision NGO Chief of Party Modernizing Agriculture Activity - Rwanda Jobs in Rwanda

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