Team: Programs | Commitment: Career | Location: Egypt

Chief of Party – USAID/Egypt Food Security & Agribusiness Support Project (FAS)

Start Date: July 9, 2018 

Duration of Assignment: 2 years 

Supervisor: Vice President of Programs 

Location: Luxor, Egypt 

 

General Project Description  

The overall objective of the FAS activity is to increase smallholder farmer income by bringing these farmers into more profitable commercial horticulture value chains for the domestic and export markets. To meet this goal, the market-driven program is supported by four interrelated components: improved on-farm production, more efficient post-harvest processes, improved marketing of agriculture crops and products, and improved nutritional status especially for women and children. The program also includes a $5.75 million matching grants activity that provides in-kind resources to private sector and smallholder farmer association recipients to increase the capacity to produce and vertically integrate themselves into selected horticulture value chains.

General Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the overall management and technical performance of the project, manage all operations related to the project according to the work plan, project document, and implementation strategy. 
  • Ensure that the production, post-harvest, marketing, nutrition, and grants components of the project support each other to meet the approved project targets and results.
  • Troubleshoot, as needed, to prevent disruptions in daily program activities – provides overall supervision for the implementation and integration of all program activities and provides overall direction to daily implementation plans to ensure all program goals are met. 
  • Develop and implement a work plan using the technique of logical framework to guarantee the application of the results and objectives of the project, within budget and timing set. 
  • Serve as the key point of contact for the project with USAID, the government of Egypt representatives, and other key stakeholders and represent CNFA in meetings to share both project and organizational goals and performance.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the project’s integrated components and make appropriate recommendations for improvement. 
  • Monitor and manage the budget and financing expenses ensuring that they are within the framework of regulations and procedures. 
  • Ensure active participation and representation at different levels of the project nationally and internationally. 
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in compliance with USG and CNFA regulations and policies.

Position Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in agronomy, horticulture, agribusiness, agriculture economics or a related field.
  • At least 15 years of international experience in implementing agricultural extension, value chain facilitation, post-harvest loss reduction, international marketing and business development for small and medium enterprises, and/or agri-business development projects.
  • At least 15 years of senior management experience with complex USAID-funded agreements or contracts.
  • Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures for implementing large scale projects, especially regarding in-kind grants.
  • Experience working in Egypt, especially Upper Egypt, strongly preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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.