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Job title : Chief of Party, Nigeria Livestock jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : August 15, 2022
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Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.
Chief of Party, Nigeria Livestock
ACDI / VOCA is seeking a 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 Chief of Party will provide 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.
Lead the overall strategic planning, implementation, and management of the program
Provide technical leadership to activities that improve agricultural productivity, livelihoods agroecosystem resilience, livestock and nutrition using a market systems approach
Ensure an integrated vision among different components and private and public sector actors and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract
Establish administrative framework to monitor and assure progress toward the goals and objectives of the program
Manage relationships with counterparts at various levels of government, NGOs, private sector associations, and stakeholders from international assistance projects
Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables
Prepare and supervise work plans, financial, logistical, and other documents
Serve as principal liaison with USAID / Nigeria, institutions, and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships
Provide managerial and technical leadership to develop an effective integrated approach of program components, beneficiaries, government actors, private sector partners, and other stakeholders
Manage a team of technical experts to ensure that cross-cutting issues are effectively integrated into the project implementation in alignment with the programs' results framework
Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results and guide program implementation to achieve maximum impact
Develop systems that support collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) approach, including establishing a culture of adaptive management
Administer the project's financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established ACDI / VOCA's accounting principles and USAID regulations
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
Prior experience as a 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
Experience in Nigeria and experience in the livestock sector is a plus
Strong writing and oral presentation skills
Fluency in English (written and oral) required; Knowledge of regional languages is a plus.
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