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.
Technical Deputy Chief of Party, Armenia
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Technical Deputy 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 Technical Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party in attaining project goals and objectives by providing technical advice and direction when appropriate. They will oversee day-to-day planning, design, and operations of project and technical teams to ensure effective project implementation. The program is anticipated to start in 2022 and this position will be based in Armenia.
Support the development of strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and other deliverables in line with USAID guidelines to achieve objectives
Provide input into the performance monitoring plan to measure success and validate causal model assumptions
Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools, and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation
Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of reports and documents to USAID, national governments, ACDI/VOCA headquarters, and other partner organizations
Work closely with subcontractors and private sector associations in the region to provide technical and organizational assistance
Oversee and provide technical guidance for finance and investment, with integration of gender considerations
Ensure project staff implement economic concepts and approaches in a sustainable manner
Provide technical assistance to program beneficiaries in private sector development, business development, and promotion of investments
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
Represent ACDI/VOCA with partners and key stakeholders, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local authorities, and the country office team
Serve as principal point of contact in Armenia for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the Chief of Party
Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, or relevant field is required; a master’s degree is desired.
Minimum 8 years of relevant, progressively responsible management experience.
Proven track record of implementing and/or managing economic development activities.
Knowledge of and experience with USAID and/or other international Donor programs’ rules and regulations is required.
Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and advisory services to a range of financial service providers.
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.