COP, FtF Asia

Winrock International
Apply by 27 April 2015
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 7 April 2015

Job Description

Chief of Party

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for Chief of Party for its Agriculture and Enterprise group; responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description.

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants may go to Winrock's job page at www.winrock.org to complete an online application, submit a current resume and cover letter referencing COP FtF Asia by April 27, 2015.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party

LOCATION: Probably Bangkok, Thailand with significant travel to Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh

UNIT: Agriculture and Enterprise

REPORTS TO: Sr. Director, Enterprise and Agriculture

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Winrock is seeking candidates for a Chief of Party position to manage a regional agriculture technology project with special focus in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Cambodia. The project will foster research, piloting, and dissemination of scalable technologies in horticulture and sustainable aquaculture in South and Southeast Asia.

Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key liaison between the project and USAID.

Provide overall technical leadership to achieve the results of the project.

Oversee and be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project including managing the budget.

Provide supervision, support, and direction to long- and short-term staff.

Administer the project's financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USAID regulations.

Manage subcontracts with local service providers, ensure all deliverables are provided.

Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results, and make recommendations for improvement in program implementation.

Analyze project impact and challenges to adaptively manage the project to meet or exceed results.

Prepare annual work plans and progress reports, and monitor the implementation of these plans. Ensure all deliverables are submitted to USAID are of high quality and on time.

Establish contacts with partners and clients to ensure coordinated implementation of project activities and represent the Winrock Team at key meetings.

Interact directly and on a regular basis with USAID and other stakeholders.

Participate in regular field visits to the project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals.

Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock's Home Office.

Represent Winrock International and the project to USAID.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent Winrock at meetings and events as required and keep HQ informed regarding new opportunities in the country and region.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

Master's degree in horticulture, aquaculture, agriculture, international development, economics, or related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum ten years' experience working on agriculture development projects of similar size and scope in South or Southeast Asia required. .

Ten years or more of progressively responsible supervisory work experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development projects.

Sustainable management experience and knowledge of project management, private sector development, and working in a multi-cultural environment.

Proven record of achieving development impact in similar projects focusing on agriculture development and technology, technology dissemination, private sector development, and related fields.

Skills:

Technical understanding of agriculture and/or food security, agribusiness, and private sector and market development in developing countries.

Basic understanding of horticulture and aquaculture value chains.

Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required.

Excellent computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases) are required.

Must have the ability to diplomatically supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Must have the ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions to food security issues.

Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries.

Must have experience with networking and cooperating with other USAID and donor-funded projects.

Other:

Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Fluency in English and strong written English is required.


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