Chief of Party

ACDI/VOCA

Cairo, Egypt

The Chief of Party will provide overall management oversight and technical direction with a clear, consistent, and committed vision. They will monitor progress to ensure program goals and reporting requirements are met on time, within budget, and in compliance with USAID and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the overall strategic planning, implementation, and management of the program.
  • Develop an effective integrated approach of program components, participants, government actors, private sector partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.
  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
  • Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results, and guide program implementation to achieve maximum impact.
  • Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.
  • Facilitate the development of the program’s evolving theory of change, overseeing the implementation of the work plan and tracking progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.
  • Develop systems that support collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) approach, including establishing a culture of adaptive management.
  • Administer the program’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established ACDI/VOCA's accounting principles and USAID regulations.
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA and the program to the public and donor community.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, international development, or relevant field is required; master’s degree is desired.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing complex, multi stakeholder agricultural development projects.
  • Previous experience as a Chief of Party for projects with similar magnitude and complexity is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.
  • Proven ability to collaborate successfully with host-country government officials, international donors, and private sector stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in program designs, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation of workforce development, education, and systems improvement.
  • Experience working in Egypt preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.

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