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Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) focused on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.

Project Description
IFDC is recruiting for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR) Project based out of Nairobi. The overall goal of the activity is to promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks in the larger East Africa region including select IGAD, COMESA and SADC countries by addressing agricultural issues that can only be solved on a regional basis. STARR has the following objectives:
1. Strengthening cross-border agricultural trade and value chains;
2. Improved regional agricultural inputs;
3. Strengthening resilience;
4. Strengthening the regional policy environment.


  1. The DCOP will play a key role in supporting the program Chief of Party to effectively achieve the results defined in the project and will take the lead role in managing activities related to Objectives 2 and 3 as well as overall alignment between the various technical teams of the project.
  2. The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in managing staff and providing technical leadership in the design and implementation of project activities. We seek an individual with significant broad and proven expertise in market systems, agricultural development with emphasis on the input sector in a developing country context, preferably in East Africa. The DCOP will complement the Chief of Party with experience in facilitation and systems approaches, comprehensive and integrated food security and agribusiness, and able to bring lessons learned from past interventions.
  3. The DCOP will ensure that the project meets all USAID requirements and complies with USAID policies and regulations. Key responsibilities include: 1) overall program responsibility; 2) ability to manage toward maximum effectiveness, efficiency and output; 3) apply a facilitation approach to implementation; 4) represent the program to donors, key stakeholders and host country government counterparts by assuming primary responsibility in negotiating terms and conditions of the program.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Operative management; People management; Non-profit management (NGO, other); Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

International Fertilizer Development Center

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

The International Fertilizer Development Center (known as IFDC) is a science-based public international organization working to alleviate global hunger by introducing improved agricultural practices and fertilizer technologies to farmers and by linking farmers to markets. Headquartered in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, the organization has projects in over 25 countries.