Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chemonics ,Chief of party Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 31 May 2015

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated multi-year USAID Feed the Future activity in Tanzania entitled
MBOGA MATUNDA ("vegetable and fruits" in Swahili). The project aims to increase the competitiveness and inclusiveness of horticulture subsectors, increasing the productivity and profitability of the selected value chains, while improving the nutritional status of Tanzanians and integrating large numbers of women and youth. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide leadership, technical direction, and management oversight for all project activities and results
  • Provide overall vision and strategy for the implementation of the project
  • Serve as the project's primary liaison with USAID, the government of Tanzania, and international and local partners
  • Ensure program activities and designs are integrated with USAID's strategy and portfolio of programs across Tanzania
  • Ensure project compliance with all contractual and administrative requirements, with support from home office, deputy chief of party, and operations/finance team
  • Promote strategic planning, management, collaboration, and team work with shared vision, sound business decisions, and coordination with key stakeholders' national plans
  • Oversees development of annual work plans, new activity implementation plans, quarterly reports and other reports as USAID requires
  • Promote and publicize program activities and results through formal reports, public speaking, and (when possible) conference speaking and published articles
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a high performance team of international and local technical and administrative staff
  • Develop and maintain high-trust relationships with stakeholders at all levels -- from rural farmers to multi-national business executives and senior government leaders
  • Advanced degree in agronomy, horticulture, agricultural economics, agribusiness, international development, or other relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of senior management experience on donor-funded, agricultural value chain development programs, preferably in Africa
  • Experience with programs that promote women's empowerment and gender parity in agriculture
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with government agencies, host-county governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
  • Experience in managing subcontracts and grants to local organizations to promote agricultural or value chain development is preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and experience in budgeting, procurement, and financial management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience in communicating complex processes to diverse stakeholders both internal and external to the program
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context in Tanzania a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required
How to apply:
Send electronic submissions to by May 31, 2015. Please include "Chief of Party" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification formand submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.comwith only "Chief of Party – MBOGA MATUNDA" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​ ​​

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