Position Title: Chief of Party (COP)
Projects: Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Program (CBARD)
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Reports to: President
Contract Period and Start Date: ASAP, for contract that will last through September 2025.
Roots of Peace is a humanitarian organization that has worked in war-torn countries around the world with our partners to remove the remnants of war, landmines and unexploded ordinance, and restore the land in order to rebuild peaceful communities for generations to come. For the past twenty years, the Roots of Peace award-winning “Mines to Vines” approach has impacted one million farmers and families, enabling the exports worth over $150 million to international markets. Since beginning our work in Afghanistan in 2003, Roots of Peace has worked with agricultural value chains in every province of the country resulting in 100,000 tons of exports, creating over 9,000 full-time agribusiness jobs that benefited more than 38,000 families from these value chain approaches. From farmers to exporters, Roots of Peace develops entire agricultural value chains by implementing the ROP Development Model which is designed to serve as a catalyst to generate much broader impact industry-wide - improving incomes for smallholder farmers, bringing peace to rural communities, transforming national industries.
Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development (CBARD) is designed to build the licit agriculture sector, specifically the high market value crops including fruits, nuts and vegetables, in regions of Afghanistan dominated by opium production. High market value crops are a viable alternatives to poppy cultivation when production and marketing support is provided for the licit alternatives. CBARD aims to introduce and strengthen local production and marketing of high-value crops as alternatives to poppy cultivation. The selection of districts was based on the high incidence of poppy cultivation. CBARD is a $45M program funded by US Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). CBARD is actually made up of four different projects, CBARD-AIM, CBARD-M, CBARD East and West.
The position will be the Chief of Party for the four project, including Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development, Access to International Markets (CBARD-AIM) and Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development, Marketing CBARD-M. The two marketing programs will connect the farmers supported by CBARD to major domestic and international markets by connecting the farmers to traders and by developing pack houses, processing centers and a working cold chain. The COP also manages the production focused programs of CBARD East and West.
Assume overall responsibility for the CBARD Programs.
Liaise with UNDP, INL and MAIL
Budget & Financial Management
Work with ROP HR (Home Office & In Country) to manage all personnel issues.
Oversee all hiring, firing, position changes and salary changes for the teams.
Oversee all aspects of compliance with ROP policies and UNDP donor regulations.
Ensure that all UNDP and INL reports are submitted in a timely manner. Respond to UNDP and INL ad hoc information requests in a timely and professional manner. Alert Roots of Peace Management of any problems or issues immediately. Update Home Office on a monthly basis using project tracking reports.
Coordinate with Operations Director (In Country) to monitor security in all program areas and make changes or improvements for ROP security plans, policies and procedures as required.
The COP will work closely with Home Office Staff including Vice President, Programs, Senior Program Support Specialist and other senior team members in Roots of Peace (Home Office and in Country). It is the responsibility of the COP to maintain excellent working relationships between their team and the Home Office.
The COP qualification should include but not be limited to the following requirements:
For those candidates who meet the criteria above, we will evaluate the following quality of:
Throughout the assignment, the COP will reside in Kabul.
Compensation for this position will be based upon past compensation. Special allowances will be provided for time in country. Living quarters are provided at the Baron Hotel. All transportation, security and logistics are provided. Three paid leave trips home per year. Paid leave and holidays provided. For more details, please see the Roots of Peace Personnel Plan. This plan will be provided along with a job offer.
Please submit a current updated CV to email@example.com that clearly shows you meet all required qualifications requirements above. All five requirements are firm. Your CV should also include a list of contact information (phone, email, address) for at least three work references/referees.
Deadline for Applications: June 14, 2022
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