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Job: Chief of Party - East Africa

Organization: Land O'Lakes International Development
Closing date: 30 Jun 2016

Background:
Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.

Project Description:
Land O’Lakes International Development is seeking expressions of interest for the Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an agricultural crops development project in East Africa.

Position Summary:
The Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for providing overall leadership and technical direction for the program, ensuring a shared vision among all components and actors and an active engagement on achieving program objectives. S/he will identify any potential risks to program implementation and recommend program adjustments. S/he will act as the principal liaison between the donor and all other stakeholders.

Reporting & Supervision:
The COP will oversee a staff of host country employees and potentially several expatriates, depending on the scope of the project. S/he will report to Land O’Lakes’ Regional Program Director.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in agriculture, agriculture economics, environment, natural resource management, rural development or related field of study or equivalent work experience;
• 10 years’ experience implementing international multi-sector development programs;
• Five years’ management experience of integrated programs, including USAID-funded programs;
• Experience building and managing multi-cultural technical and support staff teams;
• Technical expertise in agriculture development, natural resource management, climate change and/or nutrition;
• Experience facilitating private sector partnerships;
• Proven record of success in communicating and working with senior level country counterparts and donor representatives;
• Africa professional experience; and
• English fluency and strong communication skills.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
• Experience with gender mainstreaming and climate resilience; and
• French language ability.

Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce.

How to apply:

https://lol.avature.net/Careers/JobDetail/Chief-of-Party-East-Africa/954

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