Chief of Party, USAID Rural Agricultural Enterprises Development Activity, Zambia

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 December 2019

Job Description

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities

The Chief of Party for this program will ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors, and is responsible achieving the program results. The Chief of Party will identify program implementation issues and risks in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. H/She will act as the key liaison between USAID/Zambia and all other counterparts, implementing partners involved with the program. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, experience in developing countries and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in spite of urgent deadlines.

Qualifications

Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible international work experience implementing USAID funded programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills. Experience should include programs focusing on access to finance, agribusiness, Small Medium Enterprises and similar.

Minimum of 5 years of management experience of projects of similar complexity with experience with direct supervision of professional, managing teams and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs.

Regional experience required.

Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English

Education: Master’s degree in, a related field of study or equivalent work experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=161b7566cdc397b53ea28341f712157e

About the Organization

Overview

The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking an experienced Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Rural Agricultural Enterprises Development Activity in Zambia. The Rural Agricultural Enterprises Development activity will focus on facilitating access to finance for rural Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). The activity will work to address financial service providers' barriers to lending to SMEs and address barriers that limit agricultural enterprises' ability to seek and qualify for loans.

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