Subject to Donor Award and Approval
Reports to: Operations Director
Provides Supervision to:OVC Manager, Grants Finance Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor, Household Economic Strengthening Advisor
Purpose of Position
World Vision Kenya seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Local Partner Service Delivery Activity (LPSDA)-OVC Activity. The Chief of Party (CoP) has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of all grant activities, consortium members and staff. The incumbent has principal responsibility for representation for the projects to USAID and local Government entities and provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.
Strategic Leadership and management 40%
Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team and consortium members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives. Encourage transparency among and between consortium members to promote coordination and effectiveness.
Lead the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, WV regulations, best practices and donor guidelines.
Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to guarantee the project is gender and ability-sensitive and that WV and implementing partners are accountable to beneficiaries.
Primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including USAID, implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders.
The COP should embrace the shared Kenyan vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality.
Strategic Engagement and Donor Relations, 20%
Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance
Represent the OVC project and World Vision to USAID, Government of Kenya, UN agencies, implementing, technical partners and other appropriate bodies.
Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate
Constantly look for more effective and efficient implementation and opportunities to increase impact
Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management, 15%
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.
Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements
Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories
Budget Management, 20%
Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and World Vision.
Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits
Other duty assigned 5%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development, Community Development, Public Administration, Development studies or any relevant field
10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large OVC grants, working with local governments, civil societies and communities preferably in developing countries
Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams and ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals
Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country
Excellent managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor projects involving coordination
Past experience of working with USG supported projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.
Excellent performance track record
Experience in integrating teams of professionals around common goals and motivating through visionary leadership.
Excellent Oral and written communication skills,
Excellent Relational skill s
Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Kenya
Purpose of Position
To provide overall leadership, oversight and management of all aspects of Financial Management, Administration and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) functions ensuring systems are in place to support the World Vision Kenya National Office Strategic and Programmatic objectives.
End Results Expected
Leadership, Capacity development and Strategic Partnering
Financial Planning , Budgeting and Stewardship
Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring and Reporting
Oversight of Administration & ICT Support Services
Risk Management and controls
Other : Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
Master’s degree of Commerce or its equivalent
Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) or ACCA qualifications
Minimum of ten years’ experience of which six must be in a senior management position in a reputable organization.
Extensive experience working with Board.
Strong experience and skills in Grants Management
Knowledgeable on grant accounting and experience in donor funding e.g. USAID, DFID, UN etc. compliance with statutory reporting requirements.
Strong budgetary, financial management and analytical skills.
Demonstrable experience in leadership, strategic management, results based management in financial matters.
Strong aptitude for organizational change, participatory and servant leadership, innovation, learning, team building.
Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
Active Membership to a registered professional Accounting body
Excellent Computer skills: especially in Sun accounting systems, spreadsheets, Internet skills.
*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.
*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.
*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.
World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.
If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.
If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:
5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.
Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.
Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.
Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.
Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.
Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.
English proficiency; written and verbal.
Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.
Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.
Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.
When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.
Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):
Programmes Strategy & Development Director
Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):
Communication and External Engagement Manager
Human Resources Manager
Support Services Manager
Information Management Manager
Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager
Grant Acquisition and Management Manager
Cash Programming Manager/Specialist
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist
Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist
Child Protection ManManager/Specialist