Chief of Party at Abt Associates

Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Chief of PartyLocation: AbujaDescriptionThe Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership and day-to-day management of the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded agricultural competitiveness and trade development program in West AfricaThe project - to be based in Abuja, Nigeria - is expected to focus on improving private sector competitiveness, both increasing the agricultural productivity/profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria and promoting West Africa’s regional and international tradeThe project is expected to feature a large grants fund to foster private sector partnerships and achieve trade and food security objectives.Key Roles and ResponsibilitiesLead the planning, implementation and management of the project in a manner consistent with the contract scope of work and ongoing direction from USAID.Build a motivated, results-oriented team effective in refining relevant technical models, carrying out the work, and coordinating with partners.With the DCOP for Administration, coordinate to spend according to plan and ensure compliance with USAID regulations.Assure quality control of the work and coordinate with staff to ensure timely and well-documented data collection, analysis, and reporting.Ensure clear communications with clients and stakeholders about project activities and accomplishments.Represent the project to USAID and in public settings.

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