Team: New Business | Commitment: Career | Location: Egypt
Deputy Chief of Party: USAID Egypt Value Added Solutions (EVAS)
The purpose of the USAID Feed the Future Egypt Value Added Solutions (EVAS) project is to employ a market-driven systems-strengthening approach to improve the competitiveness of horticulture producers and related down-stream businesses and food processors by building their capacities to respond to demand from domestic and international buyers and fully meet their market requirements. Meeting the demands of the market will necessitate adoption of international food quality and safety standards for horticulture crops destined for both international and domestic markets, including food processors, supermarkets, and restaurant chains.
This contract will build off of the work that USAID, other donor projects, and the Government of Egypt have undertaken and must address the following inter-related goals: 1) Strengthen sustainable domestic and international market linkages; 2) Improve post-harvest handling and storage; 3) Increase productivity of small farmers and food processors; and 4) Improve nutritional status of women and children.
The DCOP will work closely with the COP to manage the day-to-day operations of the project. S/he must have technical knowledge in agribusiness, agricultural policy, finance, marketing, and enterprise development. The DCOP will work closely with the chief of party and other team members in designing, implementing, and monitoring project interventions to achieve the objectives and deliverables required under this activity. In absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume full responsibility of the project.
- A Master’s degree in one of the agricultural sciences, such as agronomy, agriculture economics, or horticulture, or other relevant or equivalent field, is preferred.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in developing and implementing agriculture value chains in a developing country.
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a supervisory role with projects of similar size and complexity.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Arabic is desirable