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Deputy Chief of Party

Project Management
International Development Group
210XT Requisition #
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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise and a minimum of 10 years' experience managing large (at least $10 million), complex value chain or agri-business projects, with experience in production, agricultural economics, market intelligence, or related field;
  • Extensive experience as a COP, Deputy COP, or Project Director desired; or similar management experience for projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated success directly managing team productivity with direct and indirect supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing projects aimed at increasing the productivity and inclusiveness of value chains using facilitation approaches.
  • Demonstrated success using the market systems development approach in agricultural development projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across projects, flexible, and creative.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written), and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, NGOs , research institutions).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including building and managing high-level relationships with government and private sector companies.
  • At least a master's degree in economics , business studies , international development, or relevant/equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing USAID policies and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word , Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Culturally sensitive and respectful.


No applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI International. If anyone ever approaches you asking for any such payment, please immediately email ethics@rti.org


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