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*Please submit your CV in English.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Lead the project team in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the USAID/BHA funded WASH, Health, and Agricultural Livelihoods Engagement in Sudan (WHALES) project, ensuring that all deliverables are met and reported on timely. Provide technical input in the project’s WASH, health and nutrition and food security and livelihoods sectors. Effectively engage with relevant stakeholders including other WVS projects, World Vision US, partner National NGOs, and government line ministries.
Set-up the project as per the design detailed in proposal documentation (narrative, log frame, budget, PMP) and the contract with donors in close collaboration with implementing partners, relevant government line ministries and other stakeholders.
Be directly accountable and responsible for delivery of project deliverables (planning, implementation, monitoring/supervision, reporting, and evaluation) ensuring quality assurance in conformity with World Vision’s technical approaches, models, and project management standards. This includes development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and technical approaches to ensure standardization of approaches and models in delivery.
Ensure that accurate/factual and comprehensive reports are produced and shared with your supervisor, the donor and consortium members on a timely basis and according to the established schedule and maintain ongoing contact. Provide timely scheduled and adhoc reporting on implementation progress to donors, WV Sudan Senior Leadership Team (SLT), consortium lead, and other stakeholders including HAC and government line ministries, ensuring that such reports are accurate/factual and comprehensive.
Ensure that project material & equipment, supplies and logistics are utilized according to agreed rules and that acquisitions are effectively managed.
Ensure effective management of human resources including division of labor, training, development and evaluation
Manage project spending and ensure project over or underspending is within prescribed limits.
In collaboration with other departments such as M&E and Finance, develop project performance tracking tools (work plans, PMPs, expenditure plans, procurement plans etc) and oversee the utilization of these tracking tools to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the project. Track and document project progress and mitigate risks to program implementation, and ensure donor’s requirements are met by all consortium members.
Lead continual development and embedding of learning culture throughout the organization; ensuring lessons learnt are proactively used in the designing of new projects and influence implementation of ongoing projects. Build capacity of local staff in all aspects of project implementation including technical aspects, reporting, and financial management and control.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
A bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, or other related field. A lower qualification may be accepted if it is backed by extensive and relevant project management experience.
Have at least five (5) years of experience in the inception, planning and implementation of projects in food security, WASH, health and nutrition or related field in the humanitarian sector.
Additional experience in livelihoods, advocacy and working with the private sector is preferable.
Have skills in team management, including capacity building.
Have experience in working in a consortium of several partners in the implementation of projects particularly in fragile context.
Have good experience in the interaction with donors such as USAID, DFID, ECHO etc.
Be able to provide quality reports within the required timeframes.
Have good knowledge of the NGO community and rural communities development.
Be able to manage interactions with central, local administrative authorities, associations, community-based organizations.
Be able to work under pressure and in difficult conditions.
Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in English.
Excellent analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail in the development of written documents.
Intercultural sensitivity, flexible, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, in psychologically stressful environments and in challenging physical conditions with limited resources.
Being able to facilitate meetings and trainings.
Being able to work with different social strata, including women and people with disabilities.
Ability to exhibit an exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in a specific local cultural context.
Written communication: expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively in writing using correct and appropriate grammar, structure and spelling.
Computer skills: Ability to master computer applications, including use of the Microsoft Office suite, Lotus Notes, Intranet, and the Internet, as well as various applications and databases commonly used in the workspace.
Must be able to stand above denominational diversities.
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to project sites and to the Program office in Khartoum.
Travel: minimum of 5% International travel is required.
*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.
World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.
The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.
Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.
Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.
Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.
Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.
Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.
Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.
Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.
Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract
Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.
Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.
Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.
Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.
Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.
Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.
Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.
Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).
Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.
For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.