Monday, February 27, 2017

Fintrac,Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda



Closing date: 24 Mar 2017
Fintrac is seeking a Chief of Party to manage the anticipated five-year USAID/Rwanda Orora Wihaze - Increased Protein for Dietary Diversity activity. Orora Wihaze’s objective is to promote the production, processing, distribution, and commercialization of animal-source foods to increase the availability and consumption of protein in Rwanda.
The Chief of Party will provide ov
erall leadership and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. Responsible for identifying issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggesting appropriate program adjustments. Will be the key liaison between USAID/Rwanda and all other counterparts, implementing partners and Government of Rwanda officials involved with the program. Requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency despite urgent deadlines.
Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in livestock management, agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics, or related field.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of progressively responsible international work experience implementing livestock or agricultural development programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills.
  • At least five (5) years of management experience of projects of similar complexity with experience directly supervising teams and support staff and assembling teams. The COP will preferably have experience managing private sector development or gender mainstreaming projects.
  • Previous management experience for USAID-funded projects in livestock, agriculture, agribusiness development and/or food security. Equivalent leadership positions for other donors and/or initiatives will be considered. (Rwanda experience preferred).
  • Strong technical expertise in livestock and/or dairy production processing, distribution, and/or commercialization. Meat, live animal and/or dairy value chain experience required.
  • Ability to productively interact with a wide range of actors (government, private sector, NGOs and research institutions).
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships and motivate subordinates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Kinyarwanda and/or French preferred.
Organization Description
Fintrac, a woman owned and US-based consulting company, develops agricultural solutions to end hunger and poverty. For 25 years, we have worked with local and global partners to increase production, improve postharvest handling, add value, and develop markets and competitive value chains for the world’s most vulnerable farmers and communities.
At Fintrac, our employees are our greatest asset. We are always looking for talented, innovative individuals to join our global team and help us achieve our mission of alleviating poverty through agriculture. We offer competitive pay, outstanding benefits, a great work environment, and professional growth opportunities.
How to apply:
Please apply online on our website. Only fully qualified candidates will be contacted. Fintrac is an equal opportunity employer. Apply now!

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