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Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 

Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 

Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 Project Summary:   

Land O’Lakes Venture37 is recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Party of Operations in anticipation of an upcoming United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) Program that will address food security and assist in the transformation of the poultry sector with a focus on small and medium enterprises in Tanzania’s southern highlands.  Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 

Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 Position Summary:   

Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 : The DCOP will manage day-to-day project operations overseeing human resources, operations, finance, logistics, security, and procurement and ensuring these functions are fully aligned with programmatic priorities and objectives. S/he will support the COP to ensure that project activities are contextually appropriate and meet all USDA objectives for the project.  This position will be based in the southern highlands in Tanzania. 

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Tanzanian citizens are encouraged to apply. 

Primary Responsibilities of Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 : 

  • Assist the COP to develop and execute project workplans using the appropriate operational support. 
  • Provide oversight in all areas of operations including administration, grants management, human resources, logistics, procurement, budgeting and financial accounting, IT, and translation. 
  • Oversee grants and sub-contracts in compliance with Venture37 and USDA policies and regulations; and ensure that they support the technical needs of the program. 
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key stakeholders, subcontractors and suppliers.  
  • Ensure project compliance with USDA rules and regulations. 
  • Provide or facilitate capacity building and training to team and partners as needed. 
  • Assist the COP in monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions. 
  • Serve as Acting Chief of Party when required. 

Required Skills and Qualifications of Deputy Chief of Party Position at Land O’Lakes Venture37 : 

  • An undergraduate degree (e.g. BA/BS) in international development, economics, business management, or agriculture, or other relevant field. 
  • A minimum of six (5) years of experience, preferably in Tanzania, leading international donor-supported programs. 
  • Background in finance, grants management and/or project operations. 
  • Proven leadership skills building and managing cooperative, high-level relationships and motivating diverse teams. 
  • Expertise in USDA or USAID rules and regulations (ADS, FAR) and USAID procurement regulations (22 CFR 228). 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills. 
  • English oral and written fluency. 

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Preferred Skills and Experience for Deputy Chief of Party: 

  • An advanced degree (e.g. Master’s) in agribusiness, international development, economics, business management, agricultural or other relevant field. 
  • Seven (7) years of demonstrated senior management experience managing relevant donor-funded programs. 

The position described above is contingent upon activity award. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. 

Land O’Lakes never requests money or payment from candidates for any position type. Please report any such requests to Land O’Lakes.   

Land O’Lakes Venture37 is an equal opportunity employer and an organization striving to help global communities thrive through agriculture. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors. Our culture values a diversity of voices. So, bring us your unique experiences, your workstyle, and your dreams — they’ll only make us stronger. 


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