Chief of Party

Islamabad

Job Description

About CNFA:
CNFA is an international enterprise development non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, expand exports and develop skills in the rural workforce.

About the Project:
Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) is a 4-year, USAID-funded project that will bring to scale private sector solutions to improve agricultural productivity in Pakistan. PATTA is partnering with agricultural technology companies to commercialize products and services with the potential to increase the productivity and competitiveness of smallholder farmers while mobilizing private sector investment in agricultural technology. PATTA partnerships will provide smallholder farmers with broader access to affordable technologies to increase productivity and incomes, build resilience to climate change, and reduce postharvest losses.

Position Description:
The PATTA Chief of Party (“COP”) assumes responsibility for the submission of all contractual deliverables. The COP will recruit and manage a team of local and international technical experts to ensure the submission of high-quality deliverables and the successful implementation of the Statement of Work. The COP will provide strategic guidance and leadership related to the planning, management, and contract implementation, including oversight of all aspects of the contract’s performance. The COP will oversee the performance of private sector partnerships with demand- and supply-side partners, ensuring timely progress against scheduled achievement of deliverables, and quality of results. The COP will also serve as the contract’s principal contact person for USAID, adjusting operations in response to the COR’s technical direction. Lastly, the COP will serve as the main contact for local stakeholders, including civil society, government, private sector, and donor counterparts, when appropriate. The COP will possess strong intellectual, leadership and management skills, with a venture capital mindset and agribusiness background.

Duty Station: Islamabad

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The COP’s specific responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Provide overall strategic management of the contract, ensuring all aspects of the contract are well coordinated and executed on time, and ensuring that the contract maximizes the resources and talents leveraged, and that anticipated outcomes and impacts are achieved.
Lead development of an overall work plan for the contract, annual work plans, budgets, timelines, and other required deliverables that are essential for successful contract performance.
Management of all aspects of implementation in meeting the objectives of the contract, including technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management of contract components and activities.
Supervise contract technical and administrative staff, including staff responsible for diverse technical activities related to implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the contract to ensure completion of deliverables.
Serve as the key liaison between USAID and all other counterparts and local implementing partners involved with the contract to achieve results.
Manage subcontractors to ensure that their performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements

Qualifications and Experience:
Pakistani national;
Master’s degree in Business Administration or other relevant field;
At least 7 years’ experience in agribusiness development, with a focus on technologies, venture capital related to agribusinesses and technology, or other relevant experience;
Experience managing USAID-funded projects;
USAID Contract experience preferred
At least 10 years of experience managing projects that support private sector development in emerging markets.


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