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  • Posted: Apr 6, 2020
    Deadline: May 31, 2020
  • Since 1963 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...
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    Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Director, Kenya LMS AA1

    ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Director for the Feed the Future-funded Livestock Market Systems Expanding Economic Opportunities (LMS-AA1) Activity. The goal of the project is to build upon and deepen the inclusiveness, resilience and competitiveness of market systems (and integrated value chains) in the 5 Arid and Semi-Arid Counties of Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa while furthering livestock-related and other economic opportunities. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to field offices.


    • Support the Chief of Party in providing leadership management and general technical direction to the 5 county office teams and to the entire activity.
    • Act as Technical Lead and central point coordination for AA1 staff in the technical review of grant applications received, coordinating, in close collaboration with LMS partners, co-creation/co-investment approaches in selecting, defining and managing approved grants.
    • Provide technical leadership, implementation oversight, day-to-day quality control, and operational commitment to AA1’s systemic, inclusive, and facilitative market systems approach.
    • Play a lead role in interacting with key implementing actors and other development partners.
    • Ensure the incorporation and implementation of inclusive gender and youth positive approaches.
    • Identify and develop interventions that address system constraints and identify leverage points for appropriate action/support/investment.
    • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables. Prepare and contribute to work plans, financial, logistical and other documents as requested.
    • Support the overall knowledge management process, contributing to quarterly reports and the M&E and learning processes.


    • Bachelor’s degree in economics, agriculture, animal sciences, business management, or relevant field required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in natural resource management, agriculture, and livestock sectors.
    • Minimum 5 years of management experience for large (minimum $5M) programs.
    • Demonstrated understanding of budget planning, activity-based budgeting and tracking, forecasting; integrity and zero tolerance approach to corruption/malfeasance.
    • Solid understanding of market systems and value chains; experience in ASALs or northern Kenya preferred.
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools, systems and ITC applications.
    • Demonstrated experience leading, mentoring and motivating diverse teams (including remote management) with strong commitment to gender mainstreaming, responsiveness, and inclusion principles.
    • English and Swahili proficiency required; other local language fluency/ability preferred.
    • Ability to travel within and beyond Nairobi, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, and Turkana counties.

    Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to ACDI/VOCA on to apply
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