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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Chief of Party, Cocoa

    Requisition Number: CHIEF002304
    Job Category: Program Development
    Job Type: Full-Time

    Responsibilities

    • Lead overall implementation and management of the anticipated program, from inception to close-out, ensuring that the program achieves established goals, objectives and targets.
    • Provide strategic guidance, leadership, management and general technical oversight of the program.
    • Continuously develop operational efficiencies and drive innovations in delivery.
    • Oversee development and submission of project deliverables on time and within budget.
    • Recruit, lead, manage, and supervise delivery teams comprising long- and short-term team members and consortium partners.
    • Serve as the primary liaison with USDA the Government entities and all counterparts, implementing partners, and stakeholders involved with the program.
    • Act as a spokesperson for the program and present its work regionally/globally.

    Requirements
    Qualified candidates will have:

    • A Master's Degree or equivalent in Business, International Development, Economics, Public Policy, Education, Agricultural Economics, or other relevant field (or a bachelor’s degree with 12+ years of experience).
    • At least eight years of relevant professional experience in international development.
    • Experience leading and managing large teams with a high level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, and analytical experience, as Team Leader, Chief of Party, or other Program Director level role.
    • Experience leading USDA, USAID, or other bilateral-funded projects is highly desirable.
    • Experience in the cocoa sector  
    • Prior work experience or collaboration with private sector companies and businesses.
    • Experience working in Nigeria, or the West Africa region is preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
    • Experience successfully implementing gender-integrated programs is a plus.
    • Fluency in English.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to TechnoServe on recruiting.ultipro.com to apply

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