Chief of Party

Land O'Lakes

Land O’Lakes International Development is recruiting a Chief of Party, to be based in Beira or Maputo, Mozambique.

  • The five-year project will focus on promoting improved agricultural practices among smallholders to increase their productivity, profitability and resilience to climate change
  • The targeted value chains will include cowpea, pigeon pea, sesame, soy, groundnut, and common bean. Activity interventions will promote climate smart agricultural techniques and technologies to farmers and farmer groups in the Beira Corridor region, and work closely with key agricultural value chain stakeholders to improve productivity, strengthen resiliency and reduce the negative greenhouse effects of farming
  • The COP will provide overall strategic vision, management and direction for the project, including: 1) successful implementation of the project and achievement of results, on time and within budget; 2) supervision, mentoring and development of local and expatriate staff and volunteers; 3) management of project workload including all financials, planning, administrative compliance and reporting, and monitoring, evaluation and learning; and 4) representation of the project to the donor, relevant Government institutions, community groups, NGOs, and potential private-sector partners. It is anticipated that the COP will oversee a large team of host country employees and rotating expatriate volunteers. S/he will report to Land O’Lakes’ Regional Program Director
  • Proven ability to manage a large-scale ($17M+) agriculture development project particularly USAID awards, involving multiple value chains across diverse geographic areas
  • Ability to develop budgets, recruit short- and long-term staff, manage a large, diverse team in multiple field offices, and build the capacity of staff to become leaders
  • Minimum 10 years' experience managing field-based agricultural projects, with a reference for those that include significant climate smart agriculture and production focused value chain development
  • Master's degree in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field
  • Proven ability to manage agricultural value-chain development activities with an engendered approach
  • Minimum 5 years' regional experience, and minimum of 3 years’ experience in Mozambique preferred
  • Fluency in both English and Portuguese required
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Entidade Land O'Lakes
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  • Publicado 01.07.2016
  • Expira 15.07.2016
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