Chief of Party, Bangladesh Climate Smart Agriculture Activity

Chief of Party, Bangladesh Climate Smart Agriculture Activity

ACDI/VOCA

Dhaka, Bangladesh

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated climate smart agriculture program in Bangladesh funded by USAID.

The Chief of Party will serve as the lead supervisor, point of contact, and representative for all aspects of the program including oversight of technical activities, administration, human resources, and finances. They will lead the technical team in designing the technical and operational strategy, developing the program work plan, and driving implementation of program activities. Additionally, they will monitor progress to ensure program goals and reporting requirements are met on time and within budget and ensure compliance with USAID and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures. The program is anticipated to start in 2023 and this position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the overall strategic planning, implementation, and management of the program;
  • Establish administrative framework to monitor and assure progress toward the goals and objectives of the program;
  • Manage relationships with counterparts at various levels of government and the private sector, including Ministries, research institutions, financial institutions, NGOs, producer associations, and stakeholders from international assistance projects;
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables;
  • Prepare and supervise work plans, financial, logistical, and other documents;
  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID/Bangladesh and country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships;
  • Provide managerial and technical leadership to develop an effective integrated approach of program components, beneficiaries, government actors, private sector partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Manage a team of technical experts to ensure that cross-cutting issues, including gender and social inclusion, are effectively integrated into all components of the project implementation in alignment with the programs’ results framework;
  • Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results, and guide program implementation to achieve maximum impact;
  • Develop systems that support collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), including establishing a culture of adaptive management;
  • Oversee the project's financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established ACDI/VOCA's accounting principles and USAID regulations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business, economics, rural development, finance, or relevant field is required; master’s degree is desired;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in climate smart agriculture, rural development, enterprise development, food security, or related field;
  • Previous experience as a Chief of Party, Project Director, Team Leader, or similar senior management position for projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries;
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or other international donor programs’ rules and regulations is required;
  • Proven ability to collaborate successfully with host-country government officials, international donors, non-government organizations, financial institutions, and private sector stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated experience with the CLA approach is desired;
  • Experience working in Bangladesh;
  • Fluency in English required.

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