The primary responsibility of the Director for Agriculture and Economic Growth is to provide strategic oversight to ADRA’s growth and visioning goals for the Agriculture and Economic Growth Unit (AEGU). S/he will lead in the vetting and pursuit of new business opportunities in the areas of agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic growth; and provide technical leadership for the planning, review, research and implementation of agriculture, livelihoods and economic growth interventions in selected countries. S/he will supervise a team of technical specialists including agriculture/livelihoods junior and senior sector specialists and a business development manager.
The Director will work collaboratively with other Programs team members to promote synergies across units. A key function of the role will be to work with the Knowledge Management Specialist in the identification and documentation of key ADRA approaches, successes, lessons learned, and best practices. Under the leadership and supervision of the Director, the Agriculture and Economic Growth team will be responsible for producing training manuals, strategies and approaches to be applied to supported programs and the network as applicable. S/he will work closely with the Senior Director for Programs and Innovations to ensure alignment of priorities and a focus on growth goals.