Chief of Party (COP) job at DevWorks International

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Vacancy title:
Chief of Party (COP)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Professional Services , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

DevWorks International

Deadline of this Job:
02 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Uganda’s Feed the Future and WASH Activity. This activity will support innovative models to accelerate community- and locally-led resilient economic growth for improved food and water security in the Karamoja sub-region; strategic and sustainable opportunities for strengthening the resilience of marginalized people and communities, including diversifying livelihoods and increasing assets in Karamoja; effective approaches for sustainably improving the nutritional status of women and children in Karamoja; and innovative, sustainable ideas and approaches for improving watershed and water resource management.

The COP will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the program – ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors – to achieve the desired results. This position will lead program strategic planning and decision making and will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients. The COP will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners and other stakeholders. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, DevWorks, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The COP will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

• Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in designing and implementing agriculture projects.
• Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Uganda or South-Central Africa.
• Minimum five (5) years of successful experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, Project Director or equivalent position for donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
• Strong understanding of and background in technical areas such as watershed and water resource management, food and water security, climate-smart agriculture, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and economic and environmental resilience.
• Previous experience in and ability to work in post-conflict and insecure operating environments.
• Master’s degree or higher in Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Business, International Development, Public Policy, or another related field.
• Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Fluency in English required.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]  with “ Chief of Party (COP) – Uganda Feed the Future and WASH Activity ” in the subject line.

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