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22187JOB - Deputy Chief of Party for "Partnerships for Rural Prosperity Program" / SME DNC of Armenia

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    Nov 29, 2016
      "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@... . 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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