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Job title: Deputy Country Director
Job description: Job Context
- Project Background
- The five-year (2019 – 2024) Feed the Future Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks and Knowledge (Policy LINK or LINK) project will strengthen the capacity of local actors and institutions to lead and manage the agricultural transformation process and contribute effectively and collectively to improved, broad-based food security policy outcomes. Specifically, the program aims to strengthen food security policy systems by investing in and reinforcing productive human and social capital and developing strategic partnerships that help bring these innovations and capacity investments to scale in order to achieve a critical mass of local actors with the ability and opportunity to effect positive policy change through collective action. LINK`s general approach is grounded in facilitative leadership and collaborative governance, which emphasize engaging stakeholders from civil society and public and private sectors in consensus-oriented decision making, collaborative problem solving, and adaptive learning.
- Policy LINK in Bangladesh
- DAI Policy LINK will implement a five-year USAID Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Policy Activity with the goal of “strengthening the capacities of Bangladesh`s key agricultural actors and institutions, improving the policy environment and cultivating the policy-making processes that will enable inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, strengthen resilience among people and systems, and create a well-nourished population, especially women and children.”
- Launched in fall 2020, the Activity is focused on addressing the following interrelated objectives:
- 1. Enhance Food Security Leadership and Management Capabilities;
- 2. Strengthened Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation for More Effective Policy Implementation;
- 3. Increased Influence of Local Actors and Communities to Affect Food Security Policy and Governance Decisions; and
- 4. Increase Excellence and Collaboration in Participatory Policy Learning and Knowledge Sharing Practices.
- The Activity builds on 10?years of policy formulation, analysis, and national level dialogue?implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). It will strengthen capacity and participation of?a more diverse set of agricultural stakeholders?and institutions in Bangladesh, contributing to improved governance, greater private sector engagement, trade and competitiveness, and market system linkages, consistent with the Indo-Pacific Vision (IPV).
- The Activity will employ a?collaborative governance approach?to leverage the resources of Bangladesh`s committed public and private institutions as they seek to address both development challenges and ongoing crises.?Using tested tools and approaches, the Activity will build a shared understanding and commitment among stakeholders as a foundation for collaborative action.?To implement this collaborative governance approach, the Activity will?also?apply a?facilitative leadership approach?in which the facilitator-the Bangladesh Agricultural Policy Activity team-helps stakeholders identify and work toward a common purpose, ensures all partners contribute to and have ownership of the activity, and develops and maintains open lines of communications. Specifically, the Activity will identify and strengthen the capacity of a diverse set of key agriculture actors and institutions in the policy and regulatory processes around four key pillar areas, namely the?seed?sector,?food?safety,?social safety net system, and?nutrition.
- The Agricultural Policy Activity will establish a main office in Dhaka and four regional offices in the USAID Feed the Future Zone of Influence (ZOI) and Zone of Resilience (ZOR). This operating model will maximize engagement with a diverse set of key agricultural stakeholders and institutions at the national, regional, and community levels.
- The Deputy Country Lead is a senior leadership position based in Dhaka and responsible for supporting overall planning, delivery, monitoring, and reporting of the Agricultural Policy Project in Bangladesh at the national, regional, and community levels.
- The Deputy Country Lead will help ensure effective program management, administrative supervision, high level representation, and technical excellence consistent with the goal, objectives, and activities implemented by the Agricultural Policy Activity. The Deputy Lead will promote the use of proven Policy LINK tools and approaches and ensure the technical quality of the Agricultural Policy Activity services, emphasizing the principles of facilitative leadership and collaborative governance.
- Position objectives are summarized as follows:
- 1. Support overall program management, delivery and achievement of program activities and deliverables per the activity description, workplan, and organizational policies and procedures.
- 2. Provide leadership in stakeholder engagement and relationship management to advance technical engagement in a coordinated and coherent manner.
- 3. Provide technical leadership to the Agricultural Policy Activity team, including support with design, operations, training and facilitation, mentoring and relationship management.
- 4. Coordinate and leverage specialized technical expertise from Policy LINK and DAI.
- S/he will continually reinforce Policy LINK’s agreed-upon core purpose and principles, and ensure all decision-making is rooted in those purpose and principles. S/he will contribute to foster a learning environment in which personal and team growth is supported, with a shared understanding that the “team” always comes before the “individual.”
- The Bangladesh Deputy Country Buy-in Lead will be responsible for the following anticipated tasks, though others may be added as appropriate:
- • Support the Country Buy-in Lead to interface with USAID Mission and implementing partners to advance Activity objectives.
- • Support the Country Buy-in Lead in the overall design, delivery, and accomplishment of Activity deliverables in Bangladesh in accordance with Policy LINK and USAID guidelines. Provide facilitative leadership and support to partners to improve coordination, collaborative governance, collective impact, and better achievement of technical objectives.
- • Support the local Bangladesh team by providing technical advice and executive decision making to ensure they effectively implement activities, especially in the engagement and strengthening of key agricultural policy stakeholders.
- • Contribute to program efforts to facilitate and implement activities that are inclusive, gender sensitive, and responsive to local context in target regions.
- • Support regular internal team meetings and debriefs to set targets, review progress, leverage lessons, and ensure successful implementation of program activities.
- • Support overall proper documentation, monitoring, and reporting of the status and performance of the Agricultural Policy Activity’s implementation in Bangladesh, including setting targets, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning, including providing regular updates and submission of program reports internally or to USAID and partners as appropriate.
- • Support effective management of Activity consultants and service providers to produce high quality deliverables.
- The Deputy Buy-In Lead will help ensure and reinforce that Agricultural Policy Activity staff understand and embody Policy LINK principles, management, and standard operating procedures, and that they are put in place for effective implementation and management of Policy LINK program in Bangladesh.
- The Deputy Country Buy-In Lead will report to the Policy LINK Country Buy-in Lead.
- Supervisory Responsibilities
- The Deputy Country Buy-In Lead will not directly supervise any staff. The Deputy Country Buy-In Lead will, however, support the Country Lead in managing the Activity staff, and will play an integral role as part of the technical review process to ensure activities are well designed in compliance with program requirements.
- Work from home, Work at office
- Master of Social Science (MSS), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Management (MBM), Master of Development Studies (MDS), Master of Commerce (MCom)
- Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in development or relevant field, including economics, agricultural economics, public policy, business management, or similar relevant area.
- At least 10 year(s)
- The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
Agriculture Policy, capacity building skills, Development Economics, Policy Development, Rural development * The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
Consulting Firms, Development Agency, Govt./ Semi Govt./ Autonomous body, NGO, Law Firm, Group of Companies, Multinational Companies
- Age at least 30 years
- Ten (10) years of progressive/ leadership experience in program management, the agricultural policy process, stakeholder engagement, capacity strengthening of individuals and institutions, and organizational development.
- International experience is desirable.
- A good understanding of donor-funded compliance requirements, with prior experience reviewing and approving procurement actions and financial transactions.
- Strong leadership, program management, and coordination skills with ability to mentor and build strong cross-functional and cross-organization teams; and to design and rollout program activities.
- Demonstrated ability to provide facilitative leadership, engage senior organization leadership, and build strong partnership with diverse partners.
- Strong strategic thinking and organizational skills with ability to work in a complex, rapidly changing environment and respond to changing donor and partner demands.
- Experience in organizing and facilitating multi stakeholder planning and learning events and conferences.
- Good English communication and report writing skills.
- Good computing capabilities with working knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
- Deep familiarity with Bangladesh, and willingness to travel throughout the country.
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Job date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:21:05 GMT
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