Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Project: West Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Expected Start date and Duration of Assignment: September 2019, five years
AECOM International Development is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID West Africa regional trade program. The anticipated program will seek to improve private sector competitiveness in West Africa with a focus on increasing the agricultural productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, and promoting West Africa’s regional and international trade. Toward this end, the Trade and Investment Hub Activity is jointly established and funded by USAID/Nigeria, USAID/West Africa, USAID/Cote d’Ivoire, USAID/Senegal and other USAID Missions. The Activity comprises two main components: (i) design and administration of a Grant-making Facility for private sector partnerships and (ii) technical assistance (TA) that directly supports, coordinates, and engages with qualifying recipients (i.e., partners and grantees) to achieve USAID’s trade and food security objectives.
Roles & Responsibility:
The DCOP serves as the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP.
The DCOP must be able to demonstrate that s/he has the requisite experience to effectively backstop and reinforce the other long and short‐term specialists; ensure that synergies among Activity elements and grantees are capitalized upon; ensure that the Activity focus remains on achieving results; and manage an effective monitoring and reporting system. The DCOP will work the COP: oversee the design, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the program’s multi-year strategy and annual work plans; manage relationships with program stakeholders, including: national governments, regional bodies, business and trade associations, and other private sector partners. The DCOP will also work directly with ECOWAS member states to implement and coordinate technical activities of field offices, country representatives, and embedded advisors.
- Master’s degree in economics, business administration, agriculture, or related field.
- Seven (7) or more years of relevant, progressively responsible management experience, and a proven track record of implementing and/or managing activities focusing on private sector, trade and agricultural development.
- Possess a combination of technical familiarity and management skills that spans the subject areas covered by the Activity and in‐depth experience in at least one of the major areas of involvement.
- Demonstrated experience in effective grants management (managing grants for results) and structuring public private partnerships.
- Demonstrated experience in Procurement.
Deadline for Application is January 3th or when filled.