Wednesday, November 30, 2016

[careercenter-am] JOB - Deputy Chief of Party for "Partnerships for Rural Prosperity Program" / SME DNC of Armenia

 



"Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center of
Armenia" (SME DNC) Fund

TITLE: Deputy Chief of Party for "Partnerships for Rural Prosperity"
(PRP) Program

TERM: Full-time

START DATE/ TIME: ASAP

LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION: The PRP Program is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party
(DCOP). The "Partnerships for Rural Prosperity" Program is funded by
USAID and implemented by "Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development
National Center of Armenia" Fund in partnership with Center for
Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD), Gegharkunik Chamber of
Commerce and Industry of Armenia (GCCI), EV Consulting CJSC. The DCOP
should be a development professional with strong expertise in local
economic development, SME promotion, value chain development and
implementation of infrastructure projects. The DCOP will support the COP
in overall project management and technical operations to ensure Program
tasks are completed and objectives met.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work with the COP and partner organizations to link program components
and activities to strategic objectives;
- Manage and support partners and Program Team to maximize collaboration,
communication and coordination and ensure that Program operations are
planned and executed in line with approved work programs;
- Serve as supplier of operational information and results to the Chief
of Party, and as customer for Program objectives, strategies, and
policies from the Chief of Party;
- Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including Program
results and deliverables, in accordance with the Program work-plans;
- Provide regular briefings to the COP on Program operational status and
priority issues, as requested;
- Responsible for the development of annual work plans, monitoring and
evaluation plans;
- Prepare advance requests and liquidation and other financial reports
according to USAID and Project requirements;
- Compile partner and team reports and assemble quarterly and anual
progress reports;
- Ensure effective cooperation and collaboration between Program
Partners;
- Work with COP to strengthen the relationships with stakeholders, USAID
funded other projects and relevant donors; look for other business
opportunities to create synergies with the Program;
- Perform other tasks as designated by COP;
- Serve as an acting COP when needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Management, Economics or a
relevant discipline;
- Excellent management, presentation, communication, and organization
skills;
- At least 3 years of experience in advanced (managerial) positions in
the field of economic development, SME development and rural
development;
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of business support concepts,
tools, and processes needed for local economic development;
- Familiarity with USAID or other bilateral/ international donor policies
and procedures;
- Proficiency in project development and implementation;
- At least 2 years of experience in working with complex and
multi-faceted international programs;
- Proven experience in cooperating with Government authorities (central
and local);
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse team of employees;
- Excellent computer skills in word-processing, spreadsheets, and
databases;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Strong report writing skills;
- Excellent communication skills in English and Armenian languages;
outstanding writing and presentation skills in English language.

REMUNERATION/ SALARY: Competitive

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested candidates are requested to
submit their CVs to: lsahakyan@smednc.am . Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be asked for reference
letters.
Please clearly mention in your application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through Career Center and mention the URL of its
website - www.careercenter.am, Thanks.

OPENING DATE: 29 November 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 09 December 2016

ABOUT COMPANY: "Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National
Center" Fund (SME DNC of Armenia) was established by Government of
Armenia in 2002. SME Development National Center is authorized to provide
state support to small and medium entrepreneurs (SME) in the country. The
support is provided through implementation of annual SME State Support
Programs and in cooperation with international organizations.

ABOUT: PRP is a 5-year program launched in August 2013 and funded by the
USAID. The Program aims to empower rural communities of Armenia with
economic growth perspectives through: a) identification and promotion of
competitive advantages of 100 rural communities throughout Armenia; b)
entrepreneurship promotion based on created viable business models; c)
technology upgrade through provision of small grants; d) improving access
to finance and markets; e) facilitating infrastructure upgrade and
increase access of farmers to advanced agro-services; etc. For more
information, please refer at: http://smednc.am/en/content/prp/ .

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