Chief of Party Job Vacancy at Weidemann Associates in Uganda



Job Title: Chief of Party, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012

Weidemann Associates, a Crown Agents USA company, is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning project located in Uganda.

Our Business

Weidemann Associates, a Crown Agents USA company, provides economic development consulting services to innovate and build markets, strengthen local leaders, and optimize the effectiveness of international aid. Weidemann Associates specialize in improving monitoring & evaluation systems by establishing clear results framewob Torks, relevant performance indicators, key targets, and assessing secondary data to improve data quality. Our programs focus on building market efficiencies that increase incomes and empower the economically disadvantaged around the globe.

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Gates Foundation.

Role & Responsibilities

The Chief of Party will provide oversight and supervision of the office and program staff. The five-year program will broadly strengthen USAID Uganda's monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities and improve USAID's staff organizational practices along with aptitudes for learning and adaptation.

Specific Responsibilities

    Provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the project, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors with a focus on achieving results.
    Identify issues and risks related to project implementation and adjust project accordingly.
    Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with USAID, government officials, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
    Coordinate and bring together multiple partner activities with differing interests and goals.

    Qualifications
    Master's degree in Statistics, Economics, or a related field required; Degree concentration in Monitoring and Evaluation preferred.
    Minimum fifteen years of related work experience required.
    Combination of PhD and ten or more years of related experience considered in lieu of above requirements.
    Minimum ten plus years of progressive experience designing, implementing, managing, and analyzing the results of both performance and impact evaluations of development projects preferred.
    Minimum seven years of living or working in developing countries preferred.
    Minimum five years of experience in a leadership role on USAID or other donor-funded monitoring and evaluation projects required.
    Minimum five years of experience implementing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis for evaluations and assessments, including experience with sampling methods, database management and statistical analysis preferred.
    Minimum two years or more of demonstrated senior level experience on projects addressing gender constraints in the agriculture or nutrition sector preferred.
    Experience developing and implementing integrated nutrition and food security programs preferred.
    Expertise and experience working directly with host-country governments, preferably at decentralized levels in: agriculture, agricultural livelihoods, nutrition, local capacity development, systems strengthening, management, gender.
    Related experience with staple foods, livestock production, and value chain development preferred.
    Proven background as a strong leader s including demonstrated work history carrying out duties that require a high level of versatility and integrity.
    English fluency required.

How to apply:

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. A recent copy of the USAID 1420 (Biodata) form is also requested. Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA and local labor law as applicable. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department at ADArequests@crownagents.com. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.


Deadline: 31st Dec 2012




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