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: NationwideJob SummaryAbt Associates seeks a dynamic Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded agricultural competitiveness and trade development program in West Africa. The project will improve regional and international trade flows by working with and through West African governments and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), to support trade and economic growth, and working with SMEs, and financial institutions. The project will also contribute to USAID/Nigeria’s goals and the Global Food Security Strategy objective of inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth.Applicants must demonstrate expertise in policy, SME development, agricultural competitiveness, regional and international trade standards, and export development, as well as an ability to design and carry out project activities across multiple countries in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. The COP should possess the intellectual, leadership and management skills necessary to develop, articulate and implement a vision for the project as well as extensive experience in West Africa.Key Roles and ResponsibilitiesBe responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project.Build a motivated, results-oriented team that is effective in organizing the work and coordinating with partners.Assure the timely delivery of assistance under the work plan and coordinate with senior technical staff to ensure sharing of relevant technical models, coordination of activities and quality control of the work.Coordinate with the DCOP to spend according to plan and ensure compliance with USAID regulations.Ensure clear communications with clients and stakeholders about project activities and accomplishments.Coordinate with monitoring staff to ensure timely and well-documented data collection, analysis, and reporting in support of the performance management plan.Represent the project to USAID and in public settings. 

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