Deadline: 10 December, 2021

Location: Tanzania

Chemonics is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief of Party.

The mission of Chemonics is to promote meaningful change around the world by helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent life.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, technical direction, and management oversight for all project activities and results
  • Provide overall vision and strategy for the implementation of the project, ensuring all project components are integrated and mutually reinforcing
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the project and USAID, the government of Tanzania, and international and local partners
  • Ensure alignment and complementarity of programme activities and design with USAID’s strategy and portfolio of programmes across Tanzania as well as the Tanzanian government, the private sector, and other donors
  • Ensure project compliance with all contractual, financial and administrative requirements, with support from the home office and operations/finance teams
  • Oversee operations of the project office in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Chemonics’ management
  • Promote strategic planning, management, collaboration, and teamwork with shared vision, sound business decisions, and coordination with key stakeholders’ national plans
  • Oversee development of annual work plans and budgets, new activity implementation plans, quarterly reports and other relevant reports
  • Supervise programme activities, including oversight of managerial and technical personnel and subcontractors, to achieve project objectives
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of contract activities and deliverables
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of international and local technical and administrative staff
  • Develop and maintain high-trust relationships with stakeholders at all levels – from rural farmers to multinational business executives and senior government leaders

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Science, Economics, Business Administration and Marketing, International Trade, Social Sciences, International Development or a related field
  • Ten years, minimum, of relevant professional experience
  • Five years, minimum, of experience managing complex horticultural and/or agricultural development programmes with a market system, value chain development, and/or private sector focus, preferably within an African context
  • Experience in Tanzania and/or East Africa
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills, with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, private sector, NGOs, academia, civil society and research institutions
  • Familiarity with development of market systems, including finance, input supply, output markets, extension, and access to knowledge, with a focus on strengthening local markets and service providers
  • Fluency in English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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