Provides leadership, management, and technical oversight for all project activities and deliverables
Oversees project management systems for M&E, finance and administration, procurement, logistics, human resources and strategic operation
Ensures the completion of timely reports, evaluation, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet Winrock and USDA quality control/assurance standards and provides hands-on guidance and support to project activities and personnel
Serve as the project's primary liaison to Winrock Home Office, other implementing partners in country, the government of Laos PDR, key government and nongovernment institutions and actors, and project stakeholders and counterparts in the public and private sectors
Supervise senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and subcontractors
Direct implementation of project activities and liaise with project teams to ensure technical coordination
Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
Ensure project assistance is technically sound and appropriate
Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and ensure appropriate project adjustments
Ensure the quality of project deliverables
Minimum of 7 years of experience managing USDA- or USAID-funded agricultural projects of similar size and scope.
Demonstrated experience and leadership in the formation of market linkages, supply of technical assistance and inputs to smallholder producers, creating producer'market linkages, public-private partnerships and corresponding business/investment plans
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in establishing recognized food quality and safety standards for postharvest practices as well as experience in and working with private sector in agricultural development. Experience within or specific to Laos or Southeast Asia is strongly preferred.
Proven record of achieving development impact in similar projects focusing on GAP and export quality standards in commercial agribusiness, service provision, market development and investment promotion strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skill & Ability Requirements:
Excellent leadership and communication skills
Excellent budget management skills for large, complex projects
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English