Location: Mali
Closing date: 31 May 2008
Job Description

For 45 years and in 145 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 systems, financial services, enterprise development and community development in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 80 projects in 46 countries and revenues of $90 million.

Chief of Party, Francophone West Africa

We are currently seeking a Chief of Party for an upcoming multi-year Agriculture Project in Francophone West Africa aimed at reducing poverty by raising farmer incomes through private sector-led, agribusiness development. The program focuses on a range of agricultural, institutional and related services to strengthen capacity and improve agricultural practice to farmer organizations while supporting water user associations.


- provide overall leadership management and general technical direction for the entire program
- identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments
- monitor and approve overall project allocations and expenditures
- ensure project achieves monitoring and evaluation plan targets
- maintain strong relationships with home office and donor personnel, partners and collaborators and any other associated stakeholder
- represent ACDI/VOCA and the project to the public and donor community


- master’s degree in agribusiness, agronomy, agricultural economics or another related field is required
- minimum of 10 years of overseas experience in international development, with at least 3 years COP experience managing a multi- disciplinary team in developing country is required
- technical field work in program design/implementation OR extension, farmer training, irrigated agriculture required
- experience in West Africa highly preferred
- fluency in French required
- demonstrated proficiency in people and project management, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation is required
No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.
Vacancies Contact
Lars Volz
Please e-mail CV to westafrica@acdivoca.org or apply online at www.acdivoca.org/internationaljobs
Please note in the Subject Line : “West Africa, Chief of Party”.