Sunday, November 25, 2007

JOB- Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Association Specialist, Bishkek, ACDI/VOCA

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JOB- Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Association Specialist, Bishkek, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: Almazbek Aldayarov <>

For 43 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in
developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international
development consultancy firm that delivers technical and management
assistance in agribusiness systems, financial services, enterprise
development and community development in order to promote broad-based
economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has
approximately 90 projects in 40 countries and revenues of
approximately $90 million.

We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party / Senior Association
Specialist based in Kyrgyzstan for immediate placement. The DCOP will
support the management of an on-going four-year project in Central
Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). The project
focuses on expanding rural and agricultural lending services by
strengthening national microfinance associations, credit unions, and
other lenders that are willing to undertake innovative approaches to
serving agricultural and rural areas. We are looking to fill this
position as soon as possible.

* provide overall management responsibility for Component I -
Financial Sector Growth
* overall technical direction for the four Central Asian Microfinance
Associations (MFAs)
* support to MFAs to develop business plans and financial projections
* provide hands-on training and technical assistance to MFAs
* assist in various trainings, study tours and conferences
* develop and monitor MFAs budgets
* supervise and ensure all grants management practices strictly
adhere to all conditions and requirements with USAID
* participate in all MFA assessment activities and the Action Plans

* minimum of 3 years experience in the association development,
microfinance, and training activities is required
* regional experience is required
* demonstrated proficiency in the field of people and project management,
strategic planning and monitoring & evaluation is preferred
* familiarity with USAID procedures and policies is highly preferred
* proven track record of building relationships with associations,
governmental organizations as well as private organizations is required
* established track record of achieving results within difficult working
environments is preferred
* fluency in both English and Russian languages is required

How to Apply:
Please apply by e-mailing to Ms. Bermet Imankulova,

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