The Chief of Party will provide the vision and overall leadership to the Markets and Nutrition (M&N) project team. S/he will be responsible for overseeing the overall management of the project including the quality of programmatic implementation (including monitoring, evaluation and learning) and administrative elements of the project, including the coordination of all consortium partners, and monitoring the budget. S/he will also serve as the primary point of contact to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders. He/she is responsible for ensuring compliance with USAID grants including oversight of partner budgets, finance and administration, and reporting to USAID, with review from the Region. The Chief of Party is responsible for ensuring that project results are achieved on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability; and that the budget is consumed as planned.
The Chief of Party will be a senior leader from the Markets and Nutrition development sectors responsible for leading all aspects of the revision, implementation and consolidation of the M&N project, including ensuring that the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry and positions CRS as a leading agency in the Markets and Nutrition field. The Chief of Party is also responsible for leveraging this position for future growth within this sector for the Country Program (CP) and overall agency.
The candidate will operate within the organizational structure of CRS while coordinating the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in the implementation of the program interventions. The successful candidate will also be responsible for representing the M&N project, to major stakeholders, including USAID and relevant Ministries.
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