Country Manager - PepsiCo and USAID Investing in Women to Strengthen Supply Chains Global Development Alliance

Country Manager - PepsiCo and USAID Investing in Women to Strengthen Supply Chains Global Development Alliance

Resonance

Lahore, Pakistan

Position Mandate

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Pakistan Country Manager for Investing in Women to Strengthen Supply Chains: A Global Development Alliance between PepsiCo and USAID. The five-year partnership (2020-2025) designs and implements gender-informed interventions in Colombia, India, Pakistan, and Vietnam by leveraging PepsiCo’s demonstration farms, which are sites where PepsiCo agronomists showcase and train farmers on good agricultural practices and technology to improve production. By featuring interventions that consider women’s needs, priorities, skills, and unique knowledge, PepsiCo will be able to strengthen women’s agricultural skills, demonstrate the importance of women’s roles within their potato and plantain supply chains, and leverage women’s contributions to achieve core business and sustainability goals.

The Pakistan Country Manager will lead implementation of country-level activities, including but not limited to coordinating PepsiCo demonstration farms, implementing training activities, preparing farmers to become part of PepsiCo’s supply chain for seed and chip stock potatoes, and managing the partnership’s grant facility. The position will support the Chief of Party to ensure the success of the program’s technical approach, methodologies, and activities.

This is a full-time position based in Lahore, Pakistan reporting to the project’s Chief of Party.

Outcomes/Essential Functions

  • Manage the partnership’s in-country activities in coordination with the Resonance home office and the local PepsiCo agronomy team;
  • Recruit and supervise mid-level agricultural and gender specialists, M&E staff, and other staff, consultants, or subcontractors, as required;
  • Coordinate gender-informed agricultural activities on demonstration farms that include targeting women in PepsiCo’s supply chain to introduce sustainable farming practices and promote climate smart agriculture practices;
  • Manage and implement relevant women’s economic empowerment and agriculture-related trainings and workshops. This will include working closely with PepsiCo teams to roll out new protocols and monitoring implementation;
  • Support grant facility implementation, including building relationships with local organizations and potential grantees; promoting solicitations, contributing to public consultations, outreach events, and grantee due diligence reviews; supporting grantee award monitoring;
  • Coordinate with the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) staff to carry out monitoring and evaluation efforts as needed including data collection;
  • Support the design and review of the annual work plan and milestones in collaboration with the Resonance, USAID, and PepsiCo teams;
  • Provide Resonance with quarterly inputs for project reporting;
  • Participate and speak at relevant domestic events on the topics of sustainable agriculture and women’s economic empowerment;
  • Lead project communications to appropriate audiences (public, private, and NGO stakeholders) within the country;
  • Participate in program meetings with other country teams to discuss shared learnings and challenges;
  • Serve as the point of contact for USAID Mission contacts and high-level public and private stakeholders, as requested;
  • Carry out other duties as requested by the Chief of Party.

Required Education & Experience

  • Advanced degree in agronomy, economics, or a related field in agriculture or social sciences such as rural sociology or rural development;
  • At least 7 years of prior work experience in the management and implementation of development projects or work directly with private sector agricultural actors. Extensive knowledge of Pakistan’s agricultural sector is required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Advanced professional fluency in English and Urdu.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Prior experience working with USAID, a USAID client/implementer, or a corporate/commercial client;
  • Prior experience with grants management preferred.

Competencies

  • Agriculture: Understand local agricultural, trade, and food policies; implement sustainable farming practices on agricultural demo farms;
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment: Integrate gender into agricultural programming, facilitate women’s economic empowerment related trainings and workshops, understand local challenges and opportunities related to women’s economic empowerment;
  • Project Leadership and Management: Use concepts, techniques, and procedures of program management, evaluation, and reporting and budgeting; lead a project team to reach a result;
  • Coordination and facilitation: Lead engagement among diverse stakeholders;
  • Social and Behavioral Change Campaigns: Demonstrate a strategic and creative approach to behavior change; develop strategies for behavior change, including messaging and training campaigns;
  • Systems Thinking: Understand supply chains as systems and conceptualize how women’s economic empowerment functions within that system; consider the concerns of stakeholders with varying positions (global/local, donor/private sector); integrate development, sustainability, and business goals;
  • Problem-solving: Proactively identify problems and develop creative solutions.

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