Deputy Chief of Party

Deputy Chief of Party

CNFA - Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

Guinea

Project Background, and Responsilities:

The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) and the Senior Management team in providing the strategic vision, leadership and day-to-day management of the project. Under the direct supervision of the COP, the DCOP will collaborate with the Senior Management team to lead technical implementation across the program’s components: improving productivity, market preparedness and access to nutrition, to provide appropriate, consistent, effective, and regionally contextualized technical support and assistance in all target areas and ensure that the project objectives are results-oriented, meeting their targets with high-quality deliverables on-time and within budget. He/she will manage day-to-day office and project activities and ensure compliance with CNFA’s policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations. He/she will contribute to the development of all required project reports to USAID. The DCOP will collaborate closely with all stakeholders, regional institutions and other partners working in the same geographic areas. The DCOP will be based in and will manage the field office.

The specific responsibilities of the DCOP include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate closely with the COP and the senior management team on all technical matters;
  • Share technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of the technical program areas and daily oversight of project activities;
  • Provide guidance and supervision to field offices staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and maintain clear lines of communication with project team members in the field offices and the main office;
  • Collaborate with in-country technical advisors/consultants and CNFA HQ-based technical staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations;
  • Oversee technical outputs of all partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all consortium partners;
  • Identify field opportunities, share them with the management of the main office and provide recommendations on the best ways to include them within the work plans;
  • Share the challenges which are faced in terms of implementing activities as early as possible, highlight the impact and suggest measures to address them;
  • Provide support to the overall leadership and management of the project, ensuring strategic program direction, managed growth, and compliance with organizational policies and procedures and donor regulations;
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations;
  • Contribute to timely and accurate donor reporting;
  • Contribute to the recruitment, hiring, and management of technical staff and consultants;
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support;
  • Prepare/Review the Terms of References and activities’ draft budgets submitted by the technical team and provide comments and recommendations before they are submitted to the COP and the Senior Management in the main office;
  • Review and provide initial approval of the monthly field travel plans before they are submitted to the senior management and the COP for final approval;
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms at the field level;
  • Manage the Regional Office, and report any misconduct, conflict of interest and non-compliance with USAID rules and regulations as well as CNFA’s policies;
  • Be the focal security field point and coordinated security matters with the COP and CNFA’s local and global security team;
  • Conduct any other tasks as assigned by the COP.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in USAID-funded (preferred) or other international donor-funded agricultural, market systems development or relevant projects;
  • Fluency in both English and French languages;
  • Knowledge of financial management including budgets preparation, management and negotiations;
  • Hands-on technical knowledge and field experience;
  • Previous experience managing active, multi-cultural teams in multiple field offices.

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