Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/Bangladesh Climate Smart Agriculture Activity

Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/Bangladesh Climate Smart Agriculture Activity

Winrock International

Dhaka, Bangladesh

POSITION SUMMARY

Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to lead a dynamic team in implementing an anticipated $25M+ USAID-funded project to assist farmers, firms, and public sector actors to build a more resilient and socially inclusive agri-food system in Bangladesh by increasing the sustainable productivity and diversity of smallholder farms through improved seed systems, better performing market functions, and the adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture.

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical design, implementation, and partnership strategy for the project. S/he will lead a team to develop strategies to promote climate smart technologies for the agriculture sector in Bangladesh, under the leadership of the Chief of Party.

Qualified Bangladeshi nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical leadership in the project design, implementation, and partnership strategy for the project’s market systems, resilience, and capacity building interventions;
  • Facilitate joint activity design and planning, coordinated implementation, and learning activities;
  • Develop strategies and approaches to reach women, youth, and historically excluded communities within project interventions;
  • Identify and manage partnerships with private sector, government, research institutions, and complementary donor programs that contribute both sustainable and inclusive benefits to agricultural stakeholders. Implement diagnostics and assessments for evaluating market opportunities, identifying partners, and designing project partnerships;
  • Identify and manage partnerships that contribute both to sustainable growth of private sector partners and to anticipated project results through adoption of new climate agriculture technologies;
  • Work closely with the MEL team to ensure streamlined data collection and analysis;
  • Understand and manage expected project results, including evaluation of ongoing activities as part of a collaborating, learning, and adapting approach;
  • Contribute to knowledge management and sharing activities within the activity, with USAID, other implementing partners, and the government;
  • Ensure that grants are supporting project goals;
  • Work closely with the field team and project staff to develop annual workplans aligned with annual and life of project targets;
  • Review inputs for and draft sections of annual work plans, trimester, and annual reports;
  • Supervise the technical work of local and expatriate consultants and subcontractors fielded under the program (as assigned).

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND

  • Education: Degree in agriculture, economics, international development, business administration or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience managing and implementing agriculture, climate adaptation and resilience interventions for international development projects, preferably with USG funded projects in Bangladesh;
  • Experience managing technical teams for agriculture sector development and climate and economic resilience, including training, capacity building, mentorship, and day-to-day management;
  • Experience collaborating with private sector actors in the agricultural sector;
  • Experience in climate adaptation, agriculture technology, food security, agricultural research, and/or market analysis.

Skills/Knowledge

  • Familiarity with proven climate smart technologies and most impactful practices, as well as innovative new tools and approaches;
  • Knowledge of the Bangladesh agriculture sector;
  • Strong training design, training delivery, and facilitation skills;
  • Strong personnel management skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill in English required, fluency in Bengali strongly preferred.

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