Job Vacancies ACDI/VOCA
Position: Partnership Development Team Leader
Location: United States of America ( The ), Washington
Closing Date: Saturday, 10 March 2012
Since 1963 and in 145 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 delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 97 projects in 41 countries and revenues of $140 million.
Partnership Development Team Leader, Washington, DC
We are currently seeking a Team Leader for the Partnership Development Component on a USAID-funded Agricultural Commercialization & Innovation (AC&I) Activity. The project’s primary focus will be to promote new approaches to food security through innovative partnerships that improve market access for food-insecure households in Feed the Future countries. The AC&I Activity will have four components:
(1) agricultural technology commercialization,
(2) partnership development,
(3) investment design and modeling, and
(4) knowledge management.
Assume responsibility for overall management of Component 2, Partnership Development, including administrative, financial and personnel management.
Provide technical leadership, oversight and support to all aspects of Component 2.
Manage release of solicitation for partnerships with USAID, including selection of partners, development of grant manual and other related duties.
Manage the award and implementation of the project’s partnership grants program in order to assist partner organizations in bringing fresh insight and innovative approaches to agricultural development.
Lead and/or participate in strategic and high-level policy forums and meetings with USAID and all other counterparts to exchange information and develop professional relationships.
Manage quality control and ensure timeliness of all deliverables, including work plans, quarterly reports and other USAID reporting deliverables.
At least seven years of relevant work experience, including experience in capacity building and organizational development for beneficiary organizations and experience with grant program management.
B.S. in agricultural technology, agribusiness or related field is required; M.B.A. or M.S. in relevant discipline is highly preferred.
Prior experience working in emerging markets and at least five years of experience as a component leader for a similar program.
Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with businesses and international donors is required.
How to apply:
Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/jobs or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/PD-TL, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20001 or fax (202) 469-6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.
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