CRS seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated Seed Systems Support project to be funded by USAID's Bureau of Food Security. The project will focus on inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, and strengthened resilience among people and systems in Feed the Future countries.
The COP will provide the vision and overall leadership to the program team. S/he will be responsible for overseeing the overall management of the project including the quality of programmatic implementation (including monitoring, evaluation and learning) and administrative elements of the project, including the coordination of all consortium partners, and monitoring the budget. The COP will serve as the primary point of contact to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for ensuring compliance, including oversight of partner budgets, finance and administration, and reporting to USAID. The COP will ensure that project results are achieved on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability, and that the budget is consumed as planned.
The successful candidate will be a senior leader, responsible for leading all aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the Seed Systems Support program, including ensuring that the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry.
- PhD preferred; Master's degree in Agriculture or a related field required
- At least 10 years' experience successfully managing complex, results based, international development programs funded by USAID or other international donors, of which a minimum of 5 years was as a Chief of Party or Project Director.
- Seed system familiarity (e.g., seed systems, seed quality, seed policy harmonization, and farmers' rights) preferred but not required.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Note: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
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