Country: Armenia
Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Closing date: 31 Mar 2022

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*,* Armenia

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated economic foundations program in Armenia funded by USAID. This activity will strengthen key economic actors within both the public and private sector to exercise economic stewardship and ultimately build a resilient Armenian economy.

The Chief of Party will serve as the lead supervisor, point of contact, and representative for all aspects of the program including oversight of technical activities, administration, human resources, and finances. They will lead the technical team in designing the technical and operational strategy, developing the program work plan, and driving implementation of program activities. Additionally, they will monitor progress to ensure program goals and reporting requirements are met on time and within budget and ensure compliance with USAID and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures. The program is anticipated to start in 2022 and this position will be based in Armenia.

Responsibilities

Lead the overall strategic planning, implementation, and management of the program
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/Armenia, 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

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, rural development, or relevant field is required. A master’s degree is desired.
Minimum 10 years of experience in economic development, market systems development, or related field.
Previous experience as a Chief of Party, Project Director, Team Leader, or similar senior management position for projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or other international Donor programs’ rules and regulations is required.
Proven ability to collaborate successfully with host-country government officials, international donors, non-government organizations, and private sector stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience with the CLA approach is desired.
Experience working in Armenia preferred.
Fluency in English required, Armenian preferred.

Armenian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. 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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