Program Development Coordinator

Program Development Coordinator

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Position Summary

The Program Development Coordinator is an integral member of CNFA’s New Business Development Team contributing to the business development process in the construction of winning proposals enabling the organization to grow strategically.

Responsibilities

  • Identifying and tracking business development prospects including intelligence gathering of new businessopportunities;
  • Supporting prospective candidate capture and proposal development initiatives andactivities;
  • Developing, building and maintaining relationships with multiple sources and contacts, both internally andexternally;
  • Thoroughly reviewing solicitation documents, and creating comprehensive outlines to guide proposal preparation, including productioncalendars;
  • Developing country-profile documents to inform  marketing and business development initiatives;
  • Closely monitoring the proposal process from release to submission, liaising with staff and partners to ensure that deadlines are met;
  • Organizing and helping to facilitate proposal planning meetings with staff and partners;and
  • Representing CNFA at conferences, workshops, client meetings and other relevant industry gatherings.

Qulaifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree in a related fieldpreferred;
  • Minimum two years of experience in proposal preparation or relatedprofession;
  • Two or more years of relevant international development experience highly desirable;
  • Ability to travel internationally;and
  • Current US work authorization required.

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Please be advised that employment is contingent on your current permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.

Receptionist

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CNFA is seeking a full-time Receptionist to join our team.  Under the direction of the Senior Director, Global Human Resources & Administration, the Receptionist will provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks.  The Receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate staff, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.  

General Responsibilities:

  • Answers telephones and directs the caller to the appropriate staff member;
  • Greets office visitors warmly and make sure they are comfortable;
  • Maintains security by following procedures and maintaining a visitor log;
  • Takes and retrieves messages for various staff;
  • Provides callers with information such as company address, directions to the office, fax numbers, company website and other related information;
  • Receives, sorts and forward incoming mail;
  • Maintains and routes publications;
  • Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of regular and express mail services (USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.);
  • Assist the Finance & Accounting Team with light bookkeeping duties to include:  Balance and maintain accurate ledgers, match purchase orders with invoices, coordinate bank deposits and report financial results;
  • Assists in the ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies;
  • Assists with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing and collating;
  • Manage office repair work orders;
  • Assists with planning, organizing, setting up and breaking down tasks for office events, including arranging for space, assisting with decorating, agendas, handouts, etc.; and
  • Other clerical and administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School diploma and a minimum of two year’s administrative experience required,
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite required;
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Passion and interest to work in an environment with international objectives; and
  • Ability to be flexible and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with employees at all levels.

Physical Demands

  • This is largely a sedentary role in a professional office environment.  This would require the ability to lift up to 15 pounds and bend or stand as necessary.

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.

Please be advised that employment is contingent on your permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.

Technical Advisor/production

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The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to contribute to a competitive, profitable, job-intensive, gender-responsive and environmentally-sustainable agricultural sector in Uganda, in order to alleviate poverty and improve food and nutrition security.

The specific objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to use a holistic value chain approach in the targeted geographical areas, to leverage an increase in the overall performance (in terms of production volume, quality, value addition, increased employment and environmental sustainability) of the Ugandan meat value-chain.

Position Description:

The Technical Advisor/Production will work closely with the CTA and National project Coordinator as their counterpart at the PMU, Livestock Management & Research Institutions, Local Authorities, Private Sector, livestock keeping communities & associations, the TA team members, and other relevant stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the project. (S)he will ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme activities and provide overall technical guidance, capacity building, quality controls and information to the PMU staff, implementing partners, and local governments. In addition, the TA will ensure the relevance, quality and sustainability of all capacity building actions, and support to project field operations. 

Qualification and skills

  • A University degree in agriculture/veterinary sciences/livestock management or a relevant, directly related technical field, or equivalent
  • Good team management, interpersonal, facilitation and networking skills
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English and proven ability to draft  high quality reports and communication notes
  • Fully computer literate. 

General professional experience

  • The TA is expected to have at least 10 years’ experience in project implementation, of which at least 5 in a senior management position, leading teams of at least 10 persons.

Specific professional experience

  • Exposed to EDF procedures or similar procedures of other development agencies
  • Proven project implementation, monitoring and reporting skills.
  • Worked in or with private sector, local governments, communities and NGOs, and is conversant with their workings and challenges.
  • The TA has experience in production issues concerning commercial beef/meat or livestock  systems.

Application deadline is 04/30/2017

Technical Advisor/Disease & vector control and regulatory issues

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The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to contribute to a competitive, profitable, job-intensive, gender-responsive and environmentally-sustainable agricultural sector in Uganda, in order to alleviate poverty and improve food and nutrition security.

The specific objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to use a holistic value chain approach in the targeted geographical areas, to leverage an increase in the overall performance (in terms of production volume, quality, value addition, increased employment and environmental sustainability) of the Ugandan meat value-chain.

Position Description:

The Technical Advisor/disease & vector control and regulatory issues will work closely with the CTA and National project Coordinator, (s)he will act as their counterpart at the PMU, Livestock Management & Research Institutions, Local Authorities, Private Sector, livestock keeping communities & associations, the TA team members, and other relevant stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the project. (S)he will ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme activities and provide overall technical guidance, capacity building, quality controls and information to the PMU staff, implementing partners, and local governments. In addition, the TA will ensure the relevance, quality and sustainability of all capacity building actions, and support to project field operations. 

Qualification and skills

  • A University degree in veterinary sciences or a relevant, directly related technical field, or equivalent
  • Good team management, interpersonal, facilitation and networking skills
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English and proven ability to draft high quality reports and communication notes
  • Fully computer literate.

General professional experience

  • The TA is expected to have at least 10 years’ experience in project implementation, of which at least 5 in a senior management position, leading teams of at least 10 persons.

Specific professional experience

  • Exposed to EDF procedures or similar procedures of other development agencies proven project implementation, monitoring and reporting skills.
  • Worked in or with private sector, local governments, communities and NGOs, and is conversant with their workings and challenges.
  • The TA has experience in issues concerning disease and vector control and regulatory issues in commercial beef/meat or livestock systems.

Application deadline is 04/30/2017

Team Leader – Chief Technical Advisor

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The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to contribute to a competitive, profitable, job-intensive, gender-responsive and environmentally-sustainable agricultural sector in Uganda, in order to alleviate poverty and improve food and nutrition security.

The specific objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to use a holistic value chain approach in the targeted geographical areas, to leverage an increase in the overall performance (in terms of production volume, quality, value addition, increased employment and environmental sustainability) of the Ugandan meat value-chain.

Position Description:

The CTA leads the TAT and PMU, and is the overall responsible expert for the execution of the service contract. (S)he will assist the National Programme Coordinator in the strategic planning and execution of the programme, the assessment of the effectiveness, impact and relevance of programme activities, the preparation and quality control of technical and financial progress reports, and in overall management of the PMU. The CTA will assist the Accounting Officer on the project’s strict adherence to EU rules and regulations during implementation.  (S)he will maintain linkages with the EU Delegation, other EU-financed programmes, and other development actors, in order to align strategies and maximise synergies.

Qualification and skills

  • A University degree in agricultural/veterinary services/livestock management or a relevant, directly related technical field, or equivalent.
  • Good team management, interpersonal, facilitation and networking skills
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English and proven ability to draft high quality reports and communication notes.
  • Fully computer literate. 

General professional experience

  • This is a senior position and the candidate is expected to have at least 15 years’ experience in development project implementation of which at least 8 in a senior management position, leading teams of at least 25 persons.

Specific professional experience

  • Knowledge of EDF procedures, project cycle management and contract management.
  • Profound experience in advising project management units in sound managerial and technical aspects
  • Profound experience in designing and managing agriculture/livestock projects
  • A good knowledge of commercial beef/meat or livestock value chains. 

Application deadline is 04/30/2017

Communication And Collaboration Officer

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This position is a one year post subject to be extended located at the program office in Conakry, Guinea. The position is contingent upon receiving authorization to work in Guinea. The Communication and Collaboration Officer will work closely with the COP and in-country team as well as the HQ-based project management unit (PMU).

General Program Description

The anticipated award in Guinea is a five year project and will have four components:

Agricultural Input Supply Services

Financial Inclusion

Market Facilitation

Stagiaire Agricole internship program

General Responsibilities

The Communication and Collaboration Officer will provide field-based support to the Guinea Program, focusing on communications/reporting, volunteer management, client relations, and website content management, and general backstopping. The C&C Officer will oversee the small Conakry office which will serve as a small outpost to receive international volunteers, interface with USAID, manage official project communications through website and regular reporting to USAID, oversee procurement process in the capital, and other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Business, agricultural economics, international relations) required;
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the international development or a relevant related field required, interest and experience in Africa desired;
  • Experience with USAID rules and regulations/compliance issues, M&E, budgeting, and general programmatic backstopping required; 
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and clear, concise written communication skills required;
  • Fluency in English and working-level proficiency in French;
  • Excellent English writing skills required;
  • Outstanding organization skills with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Ability to maintain composure and flexibility under tight deadlines, and collaborative approach to facilitating communications between various stakeholders including HQ, the field office, USAID, and partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Ability to engage with organizations and individuals from various cross-cultural contexts;
  • Ability to work independently and a self-starting work style;
  • MS Office proficiency required;
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

This is an immediate and active recruitment with interviews of qualified candidates conducted on a rolling basis.

Please be advised that employment is contingent on your permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.

Project Operations Manager

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Project Background

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the USAID funded Feed the Future Egypt, Food-Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) project.  This $23 million project focuses on agricultural value chain development targeting smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt.  

 

Position Summary

The Operations Manager supports the Chief of party (COP) in the overall administration and logistics of the program including management of personnel, reporting, finance, procurement, and compliance. In the absence of the COP, on a temporary basis, the Operations Manager assumes responsibilities for coordinating project management and implementation tasks. The position is based in Luxor, Egypt.

Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of experience managing USAID-funded projects of a similar size and scope is required. Specialization in administration and operations is required;
  • Egypt experience is required, with experience/knowledge of Egyptian laws and regulations. Upper Egypt experience is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage complex development projects;
  • Experience managing horticulture value chains and private sector marketing activities strongly preferred;
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field is required;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Chief of Party: Kenya FTF Livestock Market Systems Development Activity

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Project Description:

The Feed the Future Kenya Livestock Market Systems Development Activity is a planned activity in Northern Kenya funded by USAID.  The purpose of this activity is to enable people, households, and communities to escape poverty and chronic vulnerability and strengthen their resilience so they can do sustainably, in the face of complex risk and recurrent shocks and stresses.

 

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party will lead the overall management of the project and ensure the project efficiently meets or exceeds performance targets while maintaining compliance with USAID rules and regulations. S/he will provide strong technical leadership and ensure a strong commitment to CNFA’s guiding principles, chiefly, fostering inclusive development, facilitating connections to the private sector, developing self-sustaining projects, and encouraging innovation at all levels.  The COP will serve as CNFA’s primary representative and the project’s interlocutor and will liaise closely with donors, other implementing partners, private sector firms, government officials, and institutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of technical experience with donor-funded development programs focused on value chain development, livestock, agriculture, or market systems, including at least 5+ years of experience in senior leadership positions;
  • 5+ years of management experience of projects of similar complexity, with experience in direct supervision of management personnel and assembling teams on multi-faceted international development programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required;
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving agriculture and/or livestock market systems for underserved communities
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative, creative, and flexible;
  • Experience in East Africa is required, preferably in northern Kenya;
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Livestock Management, Business, International Development, or a related field;
  • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in Swahili is preferred.

Project Finance Officer (PFO)

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Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Field Operations Accounts Manager (FOAM), The Project Finance Officer (PFO) will provide support and guidance to CNFA’s programs by working with the HQ Program Team and in-country management team, particularly, the Finance and Operations staff with tasks related to accounting, banking, budgeting, procurement and financial management to ensure full compliance with rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, and implementation of the effective internal control framework.

The PFO must develop professional relationships with project personnel to ensure responsiveness to local needs and recognition of USAID’s local standard practices, especially with regard to procurements, travel and local employment standards.

The PFO must read and understand CNFA’s Power of Attorney provided and the CNFA’s Delegation of Authorities issued and follow-on delegations as periodically required.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure updated, clear concise written accounting and procurement procedures manuals;
  • Facilitate timely, accurate month-end closing, cash requests and cash reconciliations;
  • Support the month-end closing processes to ensure organized, complete, properly approved packages are delivered to CNFA Home Office in accordance with the month-end closing schedule provided by the FOAM and review for completeness and accuracy all month-end accounting information;
  • Maintain control over the project filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files, especially with regard to original procurement documents and personnel salary files;
  • Ensure organized and complete accounting file documentation is maintained by the field office and Headquarters and develop procedures for the systematic transfer of all original documentation to Headquarters;
  • Employ financial oversight and control mechanisms and procedures to ensure that all program expenses are in accordance with CNFA financial policies, procedures and rules and regulations;
  • Review and provide support for the financial aspects of contract execution of local and international sub-implementing partners;
  • Develop and periodically update Project Policies and Procedures guidelines for procurement, accounting and budgeting;
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of project accounting activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections and submission of monthly financial reports to CNFA HQ;
  • Provide the field finance teams with information and guidance on program financial performance;
  • Regularly prepare and present financial reports, analysis, and recommendations concerning relevant financial issues;
  • Review partner spending in relation to budgets, and develop monthly budget pipelines for CNFA and partner expenditures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.  May substitute work experience to meet education requirement.
  • Minimum 3 years of project level accounting or finance experience with USAID funded and other donor funded projects.
  • Experience with USAID budgets;
  • Understanding of US Government rules and regulations;
  • Proficiency in Excel software required;
  • A high degree of integrity, accountability, energy and flexibility;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with a computerized accounting system ; Working experience with Costpoint and Quickbooks preferred;
  • Strong budgeting and analytical capacity;
  • Strong conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to initiate and organize work while establishing priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment to meet deadlines with attention to detail;
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to work in an environment with international objectives;
  • Ability to be flexible and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with employees at all levels; and
  • Highly skilled in coordination and project management.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.

Please be advised that employment is contingent on your current permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.