New Chief of Party Job Vacancies Announced at Abt Associates -February 2022

Project Overview

Abt Associates seeks a dynamic Chief of Party for the anticipated five-year USAID Tanzania Horticulture Activity. Tanzanian applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Position is contingent upon contract award to Abt Associates.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic technical and managerial leadership for all components of the program to ensure quality and timely delivery of the work.
  • Oversee the project’s compliance with applicable USAID regulations and Abt corporate requirements.
  • Ensure clear communications with clients and stakeholders about project activities and accomplishments.
  • Interact directly and on a regular basis with USAID mission to coordinate program direction to ensure strategic alignment, collaborative learning, and adaption.
  • Ensure close coordination with and leverage other relevant initiatives of USAID, Government of Tanzania, private sector, and other donors.


Position Qualifications:

  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in managing projects in agriculture market development, private sector engagement, economic growth, and investment.
  • Advanced degree in agribusiness, agricultural science, law, economics or business administration.
  • Prior experience as a COP of a USAID-funded project.
  • Professional experience in East Africa and in managing multi-stakeholder projects including private sector, government, academia and civil society is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian social, political, and economic context is preferred.
  • Track record of accomplishments leading agricultural development programs that are private-sector and/or market-systems oriented is preferred.
  • Ability to represent Abt Associates in Tanzania, adhere to its corporate values of excellence and accountability, and work in close collaboration with subcontractors and partners.

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