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Chief of Party, Nigeria

ACDI/VOCA

Management & Business Development

NGN Confidential
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2 weeks ago

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Overview

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

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Chief of Party for an upcoming program in Nigeria funded by USAID. The purpose of the $25-50 million USAID Nigeria Food Basket Activity is to increase the productivity and competitiveness of select value chains (maize, rice, and horticulture) and markets by building capacities of agri-businesses, removing barriers to investments, and developing innovative financial products. 

The Chief of Party will provide overall management oversight and technical direction, and will guide the entire program with a clear, consistent, and committed vision. They will monitor progress to ensure program goals and reporting requirements are met on time and within budget, complying with USAID and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures. The program is anticipated to start in 2025 and this position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the overall strategic planning, implementation, and management of the program
  • Develop an effective integrated approach of program components, participants, government actors, private sector partners, and other stakeholders
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables
  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships
  • Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results, and guide program implementation to achieve maximum impact
  • Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably
  • Facilitate the development of the program’s evolving theory of change, overseeing the implementation of the work plan and tracking progress towards core indicators and learning objectives
  • Develop systems that support collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) approach, including establishing a culture of adaptive management
  • Administer the program’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established ACDI/VOCA's accounting principles and USAID regulations
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA and the program to the public and donor community
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, business administration, or relevant field is required; master’s degree is desired.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in agricultural development, market systems development, value chain development, private sector engagement.
  • Previous experience as a Chief of Party for projects with similar magnitude and complexity is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.
  • Proven ability to collaborate successfully with host-country government officials, international donors, and private sector stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in program designs, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation of workforce development, education, and systems improvement.
  • Experience working in Nigeria preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Please apply online at . The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

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