Chief of Party, Tanzania

Chemonics
  • Location
    Tanzania
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Mar 10

Position description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated five-year, $25-50 million USAID-funded Tanzania Horticulture Activity. The project, anticipated to begin in early 2021, is expected to increase the competitiveness and inclusiveness of the horticulture subsector 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, ensuring all project components are integrated and mutually reinforcing
  • Serve as the project’s primary liaison with USAID, the government of Tanzania, and international and local partners
  • Ensure that program activities and design align with/compliment USAID’s strategy and portfolio of programs 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 team
  • Oversee operations of the project office in-country in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Chemonics management, including human resources, procurement, finance and administration, and subcontracting
  • 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 reports as USAID requires
  • Supervise program 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-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

 

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in agribusiness, agricultural science, economics, business administration and marketing, international trade, social sciences, international development, or other related field
  • 10 to 15 years of relevant professional experience demonstrating increasing managerial responsibility
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing complex horticultural and/or agricultural development programs with a private sector/value chain development focus preferably within an African context
  • Prior work experience in East Africa and/or Tanzania
  • 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 market systems development including finance, input supply, output markets, extension, and access to knowledge, with a focus on strengthening local markets and service providers
  • Expertise in organizational development and proven ability to mentor and strengthen the capacity of local government and local staff
  • Experience in group formation, provision delivery, and horticulture productivity, including knowledge of relevant technologies, improved practices, and integrated soil fertility and water management
  • Experience addressing issues of gender and youth, as well as expertise developing programming that enables the inclusion of women and youth in market systems development
  • Familiarity with collaborative learning and adaptive (CLA) management
  • Ability to manage and leverage grants to achieve improved industry performance and increased benefits to female and youth actors
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and experience in budgeting, procurement, and financial management
  • Prior chief of party or team leader experience preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity with the ability to work in challenging environments and among multi-cultural teams
  • Fluency in English required

Application instructions

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