ACDI/VOCA

Deputy Chief of Party

ACDI/VOCA

Job Description

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 delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. Deputy Chief of Party, Ghana ACDI/VOCA is seeking experienced Deputy Chiefs of Party for upcoming USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities in Ghana.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as principal point of contact in Ghana for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP.
  • Support the development of strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and other deliverables in line with USAID guidelines to achieve objectives.
  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation.
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA with partners and key stakeholders, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local authorities, and the country office team.
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the program, including compliance with donor transparency and due diligence requirements.
  • Ensure that synergies among Activity elements and grantees are capitalized upon.
  • Ensure that the Activity focus remains on achieving results.
  • Manage an effective monitoring and reporting system.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, economics, or business administration from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience of relevant, progressively responsible management experience, and a proven track record of implementing and/or managing agricultural and/or agribusiness development activities.
  • Possess a combination of technical familiarity and management skills that spans the subject areas covered by the activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and advisory services to a range of financial service providers.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English.
Ghanaian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.
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