Country Director (F2F)

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Country Director (F2F)

  • Post Date:September 5, 2022
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: ZW (Primary)
Category: International
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Senior Manager
Education: Master’s Degree
Travel: Up to 25%

Program Description:

The USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program combines volunteer consultancies with highly skilled local staff to deliver technical assistance and business development services to farmer organizations, and agricultural MSMEs. Our volunteer consultants are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and comprise of farmers, agribusiness professionals, cooperatives managers, bankers, agricultural educators, and others with expertise in agriculture. The primary goal of the F2F program is to generate rapid, sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector; the secondary goals is to increase the American public’s understanding of international development issues and programs as well as international understanding of the US and US development programs.

Position Description:

CNFA is currently seeking a Country Director for Zimbabwe, to be based in Harare. The F2F Country Director is an employee of CNFA and reports to the Lusaka, Zambia-based F2F Program Director. Working under the direction and supervision of the Program Director and Program Officer, the Country Director supervises F2F host country employees, travels frequently within the country to maintain relationships with actual and prospective volunteer projects, is responsible for volunteers while in country, and oversees the country budget and deliverables. The Country Director is expected to maintain a strong working relationship with the local USAID office and other key stakeholders, public and private agricultural development organizations, and the NGO community.

Job Requirements

Position responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of all F2F volunteer and buy-in program activities within Zimbabwe;
    Identifying potential partners and hosts, providing pre- and post-assignment technical / business assistance to hosts, and communicating closely with hosts to assess their needs, status changes, and satisfaction with the CNFA program;
    Developing volunteer scopes of work and facilitating volunteer and buy-in consultant assignments;
    Ensuring sound systems for monitoring and assessing impact from program activities;
    Preparing comprehensive and quality program documents and reports (including but not limited to weekly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports);
    Developing and maintaining working relations with the USAID Mission, keeping them informed of program progress or issues;
    Preparing for and facilitating the visits of other CNFA staff or official guests, including evaluation teams;
    Updating or developing a security and health plan for volunteers and staff in country;
    Providing training to personnel on project development principles and methodology;
    Conducting regular performance evaluations of staff and making recommendations for improvement and growth, providing close supervision of progress;
    With input from the Program Director, developing annual work plans in line with the overall regional program strategy;
    Supporting new business development efforts, as appropriate, including program design, proposal development, and donor liaison;
    Maintaining annual country budgets to support program activities and monitor expenditures based on allowed budget allocations, and working within the parameters of the CNFA F2F budgeting, reporting, and administrative systems; and
    Other responsibilities to be determined by CNFA and/or USAID.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • University degree (preferably in agriculture or a related and relevant field); Master’s degree preferred;
  • At least eight (8) years professional experience in international development programs or local NGOs, preferably in agriculture;
  • At least five (5) years of experience with proven leadership in managing work teams and executing complex projects;
  • Experience in agricultural production, marketing and/or development; and
  • Ability to network effectively with country agricultural sector stakeholders.

CNFA IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of CNFA to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, veteran status, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors, except where otherwise provided by law.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:CNFA provides a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.