I am recruiting the following Chief of Party/Program Manager position on behalf of Central Asia Development Group (CADG) in anticipation of a future project.
Title: Chief of Party (CoP) for Agricultural Inputs Development Program
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Start Date: To be Decided; duration of contract will be minimum of one (1) year
Project Summary: The Program for Agricultural Inputs Development (PAID) seeks to address stagnant production levels and declining soil fertility through increased access to high quality agricultural inputs. Uganda has relatively low agricultural productivity for a variety of reasons: poor agronomic practices, low quality germplasm, declining soil fertility, losses due to pests and disease, and poor post-harvest handling practices, all contribute to an agricultural system failing to meet its potential. The overall objective of this program is increased production of maize, beans, and coffee through the appropriate use of high quality agro-inputs. Improving the availability (physical distribution), access (affordability and quality), and utilization (knowledge of inputs and safe usage) of high quality agro-inputs, will result in higher yields and incomes for target farmers.
Key Roles and Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) will manage all aspects of project including meeting the objectives of the project while providing overall leadership in technical, administrative, operational, and management of the project, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the co-operative agreement. The COP is responsible for developing a strong, coherent vision within PAID and initiating innovative strategies across various components.
- Minimum of ten (10) years or more international development sector work experience with progressive responsibilities is required
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in managing and implementing large and multi-faceted economic development projects/programs is required; (management of projects greater than USD $5 million is desired)
- Significant experience using a market oriented approaches and/or, supply chain development in areas of economic growth, agriculture and inputs.
- Demonstrable knowledge of rural agricultural communities.
- Successful management of a USAID project is required.
- Experience working in Africa (Uganda) is a high preference.
- Significant supervisory work experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff required
- Experience assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs.
- Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, agrochemicals, or related field of study required; (or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years equivalent of additional relevant work experience.)
Closing date for applications: May 19, 2012