Deputy Chief of Party – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity

Deputy Chief of Party – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity

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Project Background

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded private sector activity in Azerbaijan. The project is anticipated to improve the competitiveness of the private sector with a special focus on agriculture and reduce administrative barriers that hinder the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan.

 

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience in the successful implementation of international economic development activities, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Demonstrated professional success in managing development assistance projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience in agriculture development projects is required;
  • Experience in private sector engagement, public-private dialogue and institutional coalition building is desired.
  • Experience in projects utilizing a partnership and co-investment approach is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is required, experience with other large donor programs is desirable;
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; Azerbaijani or Turkish and/or Russian language is preferred;
  • Experience in Azerbaijan or in the region is strongly preferred.

Women and Azeri nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Chief of Party – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity

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Project Background

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded private sector activity in Azerbaijan. The project is anticipated to improve the competitiveness of the private sector with a special focus on agriculture and reduce administrative barriers that hinder the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan. 

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in the successful implementation of international economic development activities, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Demonstrated experience managing development assistance projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required; experience in projects utilizing a partnership and co-investment approach is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects in the agriculture sector, preferably in Azerbaijan or neighboring countries;
  • Experience in engaging women, youth, poor, ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups in project activities is desirable;
  • Experience in private sector engagement, public-private dialogue and institutional coalition building.  Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is required, experience with other large donor programs is desired;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial resource and operations management, monitoring and evaluation is required; demonstrated experience managing, supervising, developing, and recruiting staff is required;
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field is required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; Russian and/or Azerbaijani or Turkish language is preferred;
  • Experience in Azerbaijan or in the region is strongly preferred.

Women and Azeri nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Call for Experts – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity

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Project Background

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded private sector activity in Azerbaijan. The project is anticipated to improve the competitiveness of the private sector with a special focus on agriculture and reduce administrative barriers that hinder the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan. 

CNFA is currently seeking applications for the following types of experts. Please indicate the area(s) of expertise and position levels for which you would like to apply in your application:

·         Agribusiness and SME Development

·         Agriculture Value Chain Development

·         Policy and Business Enabling

·         Public-Private Partnerships and Co-Investments

·         Agriculture Production

·         Capacity Building

·         Access to Finance

·         Product Development

·         Communications

·         Youth and gender

·         Monitoring and Evaluation

·         Grants Management

·         Finance, Compliance and Operations 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in agricultural development including working with agribusinesses, small and medium enterprises or similar is required;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience working in Azerbaijan is highly preferred; experience working in the region is desirable;
  • Fluency in English is required; Fluency in Azerbaijani and/or Russian is preferred.

Women and Azeri nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Finance and Investment Officer – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Finance and Investment Officer position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Finance and Investment Officer will coordinate with the Grants Manager to promote investment and facilitate market linkages with the private sector. The following Finance and Investment Officer characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Key Qualification:

  • Five (5) years of experience in international development, agribusiness, agricultural development or similar required.
  • Master’s degree in economic development, agribusiness, or a related field preferred;
  • Experience working with donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience working with and advising smallholder farmers and vendors on finance and investment, preferably within the East African Region;
  • Experience in Rwanda or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda  is preferred.

Proposal Technical Lead Consultant

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Proposal Technical Lead Consultant to support proposal development activities. The consultancy will be based in Washington, DC or remotely but will include international travel. The Consultant will serve as a technical lead or advisor for proposal development for agribusiness and private sector development, the facilitation of investment, export promotion and competitiveness. 

The Consultant will work closely with the assigned CNFA Proposal teams to produce inputs. All deliverables will be completed by the Consultant in compliance with relevant donor standards and CNFA’s processes, including maintaining CNFA formatting rules and timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research to develop context and priorities in target technical or geographic areas
  • Leading or participating in international trips as required
  • Identifying and setting up meetings with private sector firms, consultants, government, local organizations and other key stakeholders to realize opportunities for collaboration
  • Working with proposal teams to contribute to proposal design and provide inputs
  • Identifying and recommending relevant qualified personnel
  • Identifying and recommending relevant qualified international and/or local partners
  • Providing written inputs and consolidated trip/meeting notes as required
  • Other assignments to be determined as mutually agreed

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant experience in agribusiness and/or investment facilitation, export promotion and competitiveness in a development context;
  • Proven track record of successful technical design, analysis, and solutions facilitation for development projects in relevant components, including working in developing country;
  • Master’s degree in agronomy, agriculture, economics, or related field is required;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded proposals or projects of similar scope/size;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required.

M&E Officer – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The following Monitoring and Evaluation Officer characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Key Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in evaluation, public policy, and/or related field is desirable;
  • Five (5) years of progressive professional experience, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, in monitoring and evaluation of international development activities/projects is highly desirable;
  • Experience working with private sector, civil society and government sectors on monitoring and evaluation programs, as well as building the capacity of local organizations to be effective in knowledge management and learning, is desirable;
  • Knowledge of different M&E tools, approaches, and methods in addition to experience working with grant making organizations, is desirable;
  • Experience in training, coaching and mentoring teams in monitoring-related techniques and methods is desirable;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required, experience managing a USAID-funded program or other donor-funded development projects;
  • Fluency in English is required.

Input Supply Officer – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an Input Supply Officer position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market.

 

The Input Supply Officer will oversee the input supply interventions of this project. In this capacity, s/he is responsible for the overall, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the activity’s objectives around input supply.  S/he will work with local partners and conducts regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions. The following Input Supply Officer characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Key Qualification:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required;
  • Experience managing USAID or other donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience in the agro-input private sector, preferably within the East African Region;
  • Understanding of regional input trade regulations;
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills are required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and private-sector partners is required;
  • Experience in Rwanda or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Master’s degree in economic development, business administration, agribusiness, agriculture, or a related field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda  is preferred.

Grants Officer – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Grants Officer position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The following Grants Officer characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the overall grant management for the Orora Wihaze program;
  • Maintaining a database of all program grants and their duration, and monitor timely submission of periodic and final reports;
  • Coordinate with the MEL Unit to ensure data (contributing to indicators) for donor reporting is readily available;
  • Maintain close collaboration with the program teams on all aspects related to grants including management and compliance;
  • Support systems to manage and track sub grantees including providing guidance on grantee applications and development of Letters of Awards (LOA’s);
  • Build the capacity of grantees on USAID grant policies, grants development, and business management;
  • Ensure full compliance with contract obligations (LOA’s) as signed by grantees;
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the Grants Manager that enhance Orora Wihaze’s mission and objectives.

Key Qualification:

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required in Finance, Accounting, or related field of study;
  • At least five (5) years of experience in grants implementation, management of grantees, accounting, project accounting, or finance;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Fluent speaker of English and Kinyarwanda.

Agro-Processing and Marketing Officer – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an Agro-Processing and Marketing Officer position for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The following Agro-Processing and Marketing Officer characteristics, skills, experience and education are demonstrative of the skills necessary to fulfilling this role:

Key Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in economic development, agribusiness, business administration, marketing or a related field preferred;Five (5) years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required;
  • Experience working with USAID or other donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience in the agro-processing private sector, preferably within the East African Region;
  • Experience in Rwanda or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda is preferred.