ACDI/VOCA Vacancy: Deputy Chief of Party ,Operations Manager, Timor - Leste

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ACDI/VOCA Vacancy: Deputy Chief of Party ,Operations Manager, Timor - Leste
For over 50 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 52 projects in 32 countries and revenues of over $173 million.

Deputy Chief of Party ,Operations Manager, Timor-Leste

We are currently seeking a DCOP/Operations Manager for an upcoming USAID-funded Timor Leste AVANSA/AgriculturalProject.The project’s primary focus will be to enable people engaged in Timor Leste’s agriculture sector to benefit from sustainable economic growth. The project will aim to empower rural households to utilize and access resources and assets, and increase productivity in the agriculture sector. To achieve this objective, activities will include strengthening the horticulture value chain, improving land use planning, land tenure and natural resource management and supporting complementary activities for nutrition, behavior change and life skills. The Chief of Party will provide principal leadership and technical inputs for all project objectives. This key position is subject to ACDI/VOCA being awarded the program.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and refine operational systems and processes; supervise all operations staff
  • Ensure project compliance, and staff understanding of all USAID, ACDI/VOCA and local regulations, policies and procedures
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of reports and documents to USAID
  • Provide support to finance and programmatic teams, including identifying and promoting clear communications on issues of budget management and programmatic activities, compliance, and documentation
  • Ensure that internal and external financial reports are of high quality; work with other departments in the finalization of reports prior to final review by COP
  • Support the COP in responding to stakeholder requests for information; liaise with other partners and stakeholders as requested
  • Oversee the development of program budgets in coordination with the Accounting & Finance Director; assist in coordinating work plans
  • Lead development of internal control systems
  • Liaise with ACDI/VOCA accounting department and project management unit for general backstopping, etc.
  • Minimize fraud via active monitoring and close coordination with internal and external auditors; oversee the procurement function’s international and local procurements
  • Assume responsibility for asset management and maintenance
  • Assist COP with duties in interviewing and supervising staff as required
  • Assume responsibility for development of effective communications materials and reports for donor
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business or related field required, advanced graduate degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing large, complex donor-funded development projects with progressive responsibility required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working on USAID-funded contracts with experience in USAID regulations, policies and reporting requirements required
  • 3 to 5 years proven experience and ability to motivate and manage finance and contract administration personnel in a dynamic and growing work environment
  • Strong financial and operational management experience with proven administrative, reporting, and representation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; knowledge of Tetum a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results
How to apply:
Please apply online at HERE. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE. | Closing Date: 23 Aug 2014
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