Chief Of Party

Heifer International

Heifer International (HI) started life as Heifers for Relief in 1944. Its founder, an Ohio farmer named Dan West, was a Church of the Brethren relief worker, who, working with Quakers and Mennonites, directed a program where hungry children were given rations of milk. He quickly came to realize that was just a short-term solution however and the gift of a…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 15+ Years
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    Job Category Programme Management
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jul 24, 2022

Job Description

Heifer International is currently seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Nepal Agricultural Transformation activity. The position is contingent upon award, with an anticipated total value of $25-30 million.

The fulltime Nepal-based Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall management and representation of the project.

Under his/her leadership, the lead a team to the successful implementation of the following four project components 1) Agricultural productivity, competitiveness, and diversification increased; 2) Enabling environment for private sector investment in agriculture and equitable access to market systems improved; 3) Climate and economic resilience of women, youth, and marginalized communities enhanced; and 4) Capacity of national agricultural research institutions and extension systems strengthened.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.
  • Strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring outcomes and sustainability of the project.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • At least ten (15) years of experience in international development work managing all integrated aspects of complex programs of similar scale, with a particular emphasis on agriculture programming
  • MBA or a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Business, International Development or other related field is required
  • At least 8 years of supervisory experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team.
  • Previous experience with projects of a similar magnitude and complexity; previous work experience on USAID-funded projects is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in Nepal, Asia or developing country context
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, decision making and interpersonal skills with host country government staff, local and donor counterparts, and other implementing partners.
  • Strong understanding of agriculture policy, agriculture economics, private sector agribusiness, and agriculture investment enabling environment;
  • Strong understanding of agricultural market systems and value chain approaches;
  • Experience working with agricultural value chain actors including producer and farmer associations, marketing groups, input suppliers, agribusinesses and rural development NGOs/CSOs.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in capacity building of agribusinesses and producer groups, including professionalization of management, improving access to finance, and strengthening market linkages;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.

How to Apply

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