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Chief of Party – Senegal Agriculture Value Chain Services

Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for the USAID-funded program called Agriculture Value Chain Services in Senegal. The goal of the project is to establish and manage a flexible mechanism that will provide technical assistance, training, material, and other resources as needed to improve food security through strengthened agriculture production and market systems, increased private sector engagement, and rational management of natural resources.

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall activity management, implementation, and oversight of the project. The COP will provide quality assurance and control of all program deliverables as well as provide leadership, supervision, and direction to the project’s field staff and operations.


* At least a Master’s degree in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with an additional 10 years of senior level agriculture experience;

* At least 15 years of professional experience working in agricultural value chain or agribusiness development programs;

* At least 5 years of work experience as Chief of Party or Senior Program Manager managing large, complex agribusiness or agricultural development programs with a value chain focus;  

* Demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex private sector development programs with extensive local capacity building components;

* Prior work experience with a Contractor or international NGO and/or relevant experience with USAID or similar donor-funded programs;

* Ability to work with agribusiness firms and financial institutions desired;

* Demonstrated effectiveness in strategic thinking and policy analysis and able to dialogue with high level host country government officials desired;

* Prior relevant work experience in West Africa. Senegal experience is strongly preferred;

* Excellent communications and interpersonal skills required; and

* Fluency in French and English are required.

Qualified women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Senegalese nationals as well as US citizens are also encouraged to apply.