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Deputy Chief of Party Job at ACDI/VOCA - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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Vacancy title: Deputy Chief of Party

Deadline of this Job: 10/05/2013
Job details: ACDI/VOCA, Uganda ) Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

ACDI/VOCA’s mission is to promote economic opportunities for cooperatives,

enterprises and communities tin. nigh the innovative application of sound business

practice. We strive to promote positive economic and social change worldwide.

ACDI/VOCA is distinguished by commitment to its beneficiaries, wise stewardship

of development resources and a knowledgeable, experienced, diverse and

effective team.

In 2012, ACDI/VOCA was awarded a USAID-funded Title II cooperative agreement

to implement the resiliency through Wealth. Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja

(RWANU) program in Karamoja. Uganda. The RWANU Program seeks to reduce

food insecurity among vulnerable populations, working across 16 sub counties in

Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripint districts. Specifically the program will

address (1) improved availability and access to food; and (2) reduced malnutrition

in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The Program will

promote diversified livelihoods strategies incorporating linkages to market in a

vulnerable population value chain approach to ensure long-term food security and

resilience to shocks. As prime implementer ACDI/VOCA is recruiting a Deputy

Chief of Party (DCOP) in the absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume

responsibility for the overall program the DCOP is based in the main program

office in Moroto. He/she will directly supervise the Livelihoods Director and liaise

with sub-recipient’s technical managers, including a Health & Nutrition Director and

a Senior Veterinarian. The DCOP will ensure integration and coordination across

consortium teams and Hit establishment of a “one team” approach to

implementation He/she will promote a shared vision and in understanding of the

program with all staff and program stakeholders.


Advanced degree m the field of agriculture, SME or rural development- or

similar degrees with a keen understanding of vulnerable population value chain


Seven years' experience at similar levels managing complex, multi-faceted rural

development programs.

Relevant food security/livelihoods experience; experience working with agropastoralist

populations preferred.

Strong familiarity with USAID rules and regulations required.

Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills;

Ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure.

Proven ability to meet all expectations as expressed in the above position


Experience: 7

Job application procedure

Candidates should submit their application letter and CV only to not later than 15th May 2013. ACDI/VOCA is an equal

employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Only short listed

candidates will be contacted.

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