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Work Location : Ethiopia - Addis Ababa Type of Post : Accompanied - Family
Other Possible Location : Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
Expected Travel : up to 40% Type of Contract :
Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline :
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
CARE seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Highlands Resilience Activity. This procurement is expected to be a five-year cooperative agreement in the $50+ range. The Chief of Party provides overall leadership and direction to the Highlands Resilience Activity consortium. The Highland Resilience Activity will support the graduation of Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) clients by linking them with new on-farm, off-farm, and employment opportunities. The Activity will have a strong focus on improving access to finance for vulnerable highlands households and will be integrated into USAID's Resilience Food Security Activities (RFSAs) in five regions of Ethiopia. The position provides the vision and strategic leadership necessary to promote sustainable economic development and effective oversight and management of the overall program.
The Chief of Party leads and manages the Highlands Resilience Activity through a combination of technical oversight, management, and local capacity building, both for CARE's operational areas and with project partners. This includes personnel and financial management, administrative oversight, program quality assurance, management of the consortium coordination unit, and management of sub-agreements with consortium partners. The COP ensures close coordination and collaborative relations with USAID, serving as the project’s primary liaison with the Agreement Officer (AO) and the Agreement Officer Representative (AOR). The COP also works closely with various Government of Ethiopia (GOE) stakeholders involved in the Productive Safety Net Program, as well as micro-finance institutions and other non-governmental stakeholders and other donors implementing related programs. They ensure CARE's contribution to dissemination of program learning and achievements, and documentation of promising practices in programming within Ethiopia to assist PSNP households to graduate from poverty.
This procurement is expected to be released in November 2021 and awarded in March 2022. This is a Key Personnel position and as such the candidate proposed for this position is subject to USAID approval. It is also subject to project award and funding. This position will be based in Addis Ababa.
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