Chief of Party, Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project - Madagascar

Project Concern International

About the organization

PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women & girls.

Duties

Please note: This position is contingent upon award. Interested applicants are urged to apply by April 1, 2020. Applications received after this date will be reviewed as needed.


Founded in 1961, PCI is an international non-profit organization that empowers people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship, and empower women and girls. Last year, PCI served more than 19 million people in 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. During the past 50 years, the organization has served millions more in 14 additional countries.
PCI is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) to lead an anticipated multi-million dollar, USDA-funded McGovern Dole project in that will improve literacy of school-age children and increase the use of improved health, nutrition, and dietary practices. The COP is responsible for the overall implementation of the project, and s/he provides technical and administrative supervision to the project. The COP will oversee coordination with key stakeholders (including local government, civil society, the private sector, and others) and lead coordination and oversite in-country of any partners and sub-agreements. Additionally, the COP will be responsible for communications with USDA, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with local government and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to food aid, nutrition, and education.

Qualifications

Master’s or post-graduate degree in a related field.
Minimum of 15 years of professional experience, with progressively increasing responsibility managing complex, multi-million-dollar food aid or other related development projects.
Minimum of 7 years of senior management experience with progressively increasing responsibilities managing development projects.
Experience managing complex, multi-million-dollar contracts and/or cooperative agreements funded by the US Government.
Demonstrated delivery of strong results in a COP role.
Post-graduate degree in a related field.
Relevant technical expertise in food aid, nutrition, and education.
Experience working with senior government officials and building consensus among diverse actors, including NGOs (local and international), representatives of civil society, the private sector and USDA partners.
Demonstrated abilities in USDA reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management, including monitoring and evaluation.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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