ACDI VOCA's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment
Job title : Deputy Chief of Party, Nigeria Livestock jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : June 06, 2022
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Employment Type : Long-term
ACDI / VOCA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated livestock program in Nigeria funded by USAID.
The Activity will explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states.
The Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party in providing leadership management and general technical direction to the Activity.
The program is anticipated to start in late December 2022 and this position will be based in Nigeria.
Provide technical leadership to activities that improve agricultural productivity, livelihoods agroecosystem resilience, livestock and nutrition using a market systems approach.
In collaboration with Home Office Program Management Team, ensure overall management of ACDI / VOCA's team and resources
Design, test, and scale resilient market-led mechanisms to promote and deliver inputs and services to livestock producers
Design embedded extension solutions to facilitate the transfer of improved livestock rearing practices to producers
Develop interventions that address system constraints and identify leverage points for appropriate action, support, or investment
Prepare and contribute to work plan, financial, logistical, and other documents
Provide leadership to continually stay on top of evolving market trends, conducting targeted research on new / potential market channels and technologies, business models, and partnerships
Identify risks related to the implementation of the program in a timely manner and suggest corrective measures
Integrate adaptive management systems and a culture of collaborating, learning, and adapting that encourages the flow of information and reflection to maximize performance and continuous improvement across project teams and external partners
Ensure compliance with program objectives and USAID rules and regulations
Support the overall knowledge management process, contributing to quarterly reports and the M&E and learning processes
Represent ACDI / VOCA at meetings, workshops, and other events
Coordinate activities with government officials, other development partners, stakeholders, and institutions active in the target areas
A Bachelor's Degree in Livestock Management, Agriculture, Animal Sciences, or relevant field is required; Master's degree preferred
10 years of experience implementing agricultural value chain development activities in the Nigerian livestock sector
Prior experience as a Deputy Chief of Party for USAID-funded activities strongly preferred
Proven experience coordinating with other donors, government institutions, and private sector organizations, effectively interacting with municipal government counterparts and local organizations
Strong writing and oral presentation skills
Fluency in English (written and oral) required; Knowledge of regional languages is a plus.
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