Chief of Party
DAI Iringa, Tanzania
Chief of Party – Tanzania Feed the Future Land Tenure Activity (LTA)
As part of the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, USAID has invested in several agricultural projects in Tanzania’s Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and seeks to develop focused land tenure programming to support USAID’s existing and planned investments in the corridor. The Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Activity (LTA) seeks to clarify and document land ownership, support land use planning efforts and increase local understanding of land use and land rights. It is envisioned that the interventions will reduce land tenure-related risks and lay the groundwork for sustainable agricultural investment for both small holders and commercial investors throughout the corridor and in the value chains of focus for Tanzania’s FTF program.
The LTA project continues its work to clarify and document land ownership, support land use planning efforts, and increase local understanding of land use and land rights. LTA’s interventions reduce land tenure-related risks and lay the groundwork for sustainable agricultural investment for both smallholders and commercial investors. In carrying out its activities, LTA collaborates and coordinates with the Government of Tanzania and other donor programs to produce complementary programming that is timely, cost-effective, and sustainable.
DAI is currently seeking Chief of Party candidates for LTA. The position is based in Iringa, Tanzania and is approximately for 12 months.
The Chief of Party will serve as the lead interlocutor between USAID and the project team. S/He will work closely with government partners and project staff to identify key issues, develop recommendations, and test solutions. The COP will manage efforts to collaborate with a broad set of stakeholders, including government representatives, civil society, the private sector, and other donors
- Provide overall leadership, management and technical direction of the entire program to ensure an integrated vision and successful achievement of LTA objectives;
- Identify issues and risks related to program implementation and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
- Serve as primary liaison between USAID and all other counterparts, implementing partners, program stakeholders, private sector entities, and DAI home office management on all program-related matters;
- Responsible for annual work planning development process, implementation of workplan activities, and delivery of annual targets;
- Ensure all program technical activities are cohesive and mutually supportive;
- Offer technical assistance and guidance as appropriate to achieve LTA program targets;
- Submit timely, high quality project deliverables to USAID and DAI;
- Work with LTA local partners to ensure they are successfully achieving their SOWs, raising any issues to the HO as needed; and
- Identify short-term technical and operational consulting requirements and prepare draft SOWs as needed.
- Serve as Director of the LTA project, directly supervising local staff and work closely with DAI’s Home Office team;
- Raise any risks or concerns with DAI’s Home Office in a timely manner;
- Meet LTA financial goals reflected in quarterly corporate forecast budgets;
- Oversee multiple activities simultaneously, including hiring, training, mentoring, and supervising local personnel;
- Build the capacity of local staff in both technical and managerial skills;
- Ensure compliance with local labor law, USAID policies, and DAI policies and procedures; and
- Represent LTA, USAID, and DAI at public conferences, forums, and events.
- Advanced degree in law, land administration, land use planning, or relevant field
- Five or more years of experience in complex land administration, or land tenure projects targeting topics such as: customary land tenure systems; land use planning; land dispute resolution; and gender considerations related to land tenure
- Possess detailed knowledge and understanding of pastoral/grazing issues, customary law environments and how customary law impacts land use in rural areas.
- Demonstrated experience managing USAID projects and have skills in leading large teams of specialists in multiple disciplines, in working with the private sector, in collaborating with and providing regular written and oral results reports to senior government officials, in managing financial resources, and in interpreting and applying complex rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Extensive experience in Tanzania or the region is highly desirable, as is private sector experience.