Deputy Chief of Party – Zimbabwe

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 September 2019
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Job Description

Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2020 Food for Peace Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will work at the individual, household, and systems levels to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations. This program will reduce food insecurity among vulnerable populations and help build resilience in communities facing chronic poverty and recurrent crises through a multi-sectoral approach including food-supporting agriculture interventions, income diversification, preventive approaches to malnutrition and disaster risk reduction, among other activities.

Position Description:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will work closely with the Chief of Party in providing technical oversight and management of the program, including the development and implementation of the project’s vision, strategy, and technical direction, ensuring that project activities are of high quality and adhere to FFP technical guidance and global best practices. The DCOP will support coordination and management of country teams, ensuring timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Experience managing multi-sectoral projects including agricultural development, WASH, and maternal/child health and nutrition is required;
  • Commitment to gender and youth integration in food security programming is required;
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills are required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one relevant technical field, including agriculture, WASH, food security, nutrition, youth and gender empowerment, cash vouchers/transfers, and/or food aid, is required;
  • Prior long-term development work experience in Zimbabwe or South Africa is strongly preferred;
  • International donor experience is required, USAID program experience, particularly with Food for Peace funding, is preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field is required;
  • Strong English ability is required, understanding of local languages is preferred.

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, 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

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