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Une Structure recrute 01 Chief of Party – AVCS

Une Structure recrute 01 Chief of Party – AVCS

Salaire/ mois
LocalisationDakar / Sénégal
Expiration30 Juin 2018
Description de l’offre

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Opportunity

Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified candidates for the Chief of Party position for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Senegal Agriculture Value Chain Services proposal. The position will be based in Dakar, Senegal, and is contingent upon project award to Abt Associates.

The Chief of Party is responsible for overseeing the implementation of project activities, management of project staff, liaising and collaborating with USAID Senegal, and coordination with partner organizations. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations, coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders, manage local implementation teams, and collaborate with local partners.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Manage country-level project operations and assist in the development of annual planning and timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables
Serve as lead technical advisor providing guidance and oversight to technical staff, as needed
Oversee the country office and supervise a multi-disciplinary team of short and long-term experts
Manage the project budget and ensure the submission of timely and accurate program, financial, and procurement reports
Manage collaborative activities with partners
Ensure the timely delivery of assistance under the work plan and coordinate with senior technical staff to share relevant technical models, coordination of activities and quality control of the work
Establish and maintain strong relationships with USAID and local counterparts to ensure effective coordination of project activities with relevant ministries and agencies, civil society and private sector organizations, international donor institutions, various project stakeholders, and other USAID and U.S. government-funded initiatives

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Master’s degree in international development, livestock, agriculture, economics, food security, nutrition, community development, or related field
At least 10 years progressively responsible experience implementing multisector international development programs focusing on one or several of the following technical sectors: agriculture, food security, nutrition, community development, resilience, and/or food security
At least 5 years of experience in a managerial or leadership role for a multi-sectoral international development program
Demonstrated expertise in value chain development and the role value chain service providers play across the value chain from inputs to access to markets
USAID experience preferred
Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa required; experience living or working in Senegal strongly preferred
Written and oral proficiency in English and French required

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged

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