Program Director, Mozambique

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ACDI/VOCA
Mozambique
Apply by 31 March 2013
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 20 February 2013

Job Description

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

Program Director, Mozambique

We are currently seeking a Program Director for a prospective multiyear community engagement and livelihoods project that will build the capacity of smallholder farmers in Mozambique to produce high-quality horticultural products and pursue sustainable livelihoods. The project will include a value chain assessment of vegetable markets to identify target horticultural crops; strengthen producer associations and partners; deliver training and technical assistance in horticultural production; improve access to high-quality inputs, technology and finance; improve post-harvest handling; and strengthen market linkages.

The nature of the program demands strong leadership; collaborative program, organizational management and communication skills; and strong interpersonal capabilities. The Program Director has overall responsibility for management of and reporting on program activities; making key decisions and solving problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity; and serving as ACDI/VOCA’s first point of contact with the private sector donor on routine and strategic matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility for overall management of the project.
  • Provide technical leadership, oversight and support to all aspects of the program.
  • Manage all project staff and consultants.
  • Draft and finalize reports for the donor, including contractual reports and technical reports, in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that activities, expenses and reporting comply with donor rules and regulations as well as ACDI/VOCA internal policies.
  • Assure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of work plans and financial, logistical and other program documents.
  • Review all financial and logistical information on a periodic basis.
  • Serve as principal liaison with donor staff, government and private sector institutions, and country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested to various audiences.
  • Serve as the direct contact between ACDI/VOCA home office and the program field office.
  • Ensure a positive and productive work environment for all staff.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in related field (international development, agribusiness, economics, etc.) is required; master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of five years of experience directly managing programs related to community development and livelihoods; experience on similar donor-funded projects in Mozambique or the region preferred.
  • Experience managing or implementing a project that involves grants-making and community engagement.
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
  • Experience with value chain approach and integration of smallholder farmers into market systems required; familiarity with horticulture preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management and monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills in English and fluency in Portuguese required.

Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55564361D43515B7E59192F7756166D01627A4B. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

About the Organization

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 84 projects in 40 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

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