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Team Leader, Zimbabwe

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ACDI/VOCA
Location: Zimbabwe
Last Date: September 25, 2011
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Since 1963 and in 145 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 and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 90 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.

Team Leader, Zimbabwe

We are currently seeking a Team Leader to lead research and analysis for a USAID-funded market mechanisms study in Zimbabwe. Specifically, the team leader will oversee a small team collecting, analyzing and presenting information on the current agricultural sector, including effective demand and supply of agricultural commodities, and how the current situation affects food insecurity. The Team Leader will complete an estimated six weeks starting October 2011. The assignment will include short-term travel to Zimbabwe as well as work completed remotely. The position is contingent upon ACDI/VOCA being awarded the task order.

Responsibilities:
• Lead small team of approximately four experts to design, research and write an assessment that provides findings and recommendations on market mechanisms
• Provide technical and research input
• Oversee report preparation
• Outline policy recommendations
• Present key findings and recommendations to the USAID/Zimbabwe Mission and key offices at USAID/Washington

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics, business administration or a related field required
• At least 10 years of experience leading economic research teams
• Demonstrated proficiency in value chain assessment, market mechanism, policy and food security strategies
• Demonstrated experience writing technical assessments
• Proven understanding of USAID value chain development techniques
• Experience working in southern Africa required
• Strong writing and communication skills required
• Fluency in English, written and spoken

Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E5546A361D43515B7E59192F77561E6C01627A48. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.


 


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