CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The DCOP should possess the following characteristics, skills, experience, and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfill this role:
- Master’s degree in animal production, international development, agriculture, economics, food science or related field (with experience in livestock-related agribusiness) of study is desirable.
- Five (5) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing g multi-faceted international agriculture and agribusiness development programs similar in scope and complexity to that of Orora Wihaze, preferably in East Africa or in a country context similar to Rwanda is highly desirable.
- Five (5) years or more of experience in engagement with host governments on private sector development in agriculture-related value chains, enabling environment issues, institutional and policy reforms, and private sector development is desirable.
- Experience leading collaborative, participatory livestock production and market development efforts in communities with similar levels of education, risk tolerance, habits related to ASF consumption, etc. as seen in Rwanda is desirable.
- Substantial management and project management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and working in a multi-cultural environment, is desirable.
- Experience working with a wide range of key agriculture sector stakeholders, including government entities and the donor community, as well as civil society organizations (e.g., farmer organizations and cooperatives, NGOs, CBOs, etc.) and the private sector, is desirable.
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required, experience managing a USAID-funded program highly preferred;
- Oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda, as well as in-depth knowledge of the local operating environment in Rwanda, is desirable.
About the Organization
CNFA is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, an introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations, and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 43 countries. www.cnfa.org