Chief of Party, Rwanda

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Chief of Party (Program Director) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all activities and staff of the anticipated USAID-funded Homes and Communities Activity. This potential five-year award will improve home and community support for literacy learning. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the activity and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

The Chief of Party (CoP) shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Rwanda.

S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

S/he also 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the grant.

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff.

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office staff.

  • 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.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grant team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master's degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience in program management.

  • 10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects.

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team-building, and communications skills.

  • Proven ability to coordinate with other key stakeholders such as governmental and non-governmental organizations in Rwanda.

  • Proven ability to manage of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a CoP or senior expert advisor required.

  • Experience in managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Fluency in French highly desired.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Deputy Chief of Party

JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY (DEPUTY PROGRAM DIRECTOR)

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 28 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions are currently reaching more than 1.5 million people.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the role of Deputy Chief of Party (Deputy Program Director). This critical position will be based at the Kigali Head Office and reporting to the Chief of Party.

Purpose of the position:

The Deputy Chief of Party (Deputy Program Director) is responsible for the management of the anticipated USAID-funded Homes and Communities Activity. This potential five-year award will improve home and community support for literacy learning. S/he ensures proper grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party. Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will be responsible for providing technical input to guide planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. S/he will also be responsible to liaise with counterparts and partners at the technical level, provide opinion on the soundness and feasibility of new approaches, train staff on key concepts and improve their technical competencies, and manage an effective learning process to make adjustments as needed.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

25%

Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned grant, ensuring that all grant goals are met

grant goals are met on time and within the budget

5%

Research new funding opportunities and develop funding proposals

Funding is available for grant implementation

10%

Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors.

Provide supervision, training and performance management.

Staff performance is at expected level, staff is motivated, short-term advisors know what is expected and are able to deliver outcomes.

Capable and engaged team.

15%

Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.

Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

Effective reporting and monitoring are in place.

Reports are accurate and submitted on time.

10%

Develop and update workforce planning.

Demonstrate strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws.

Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available.

Strong people management practices, workforce planning is up to date and is implemented as required

10%

Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office (SO) IPGs

Grant is implemented within allocated budget

Accurate and diligent financial reporting is in place

10%

Ensure grant expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits

Grant expenses are well managed

5%

Oversee supplies and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements

Procurements plan is implemented in accordance with WV procurement systems and protocols

Supplies and equipment are available when required for grant implementation

10%

Liaise with host government officials, local communities and other organizations as appropriate

Strong representation of grant on different level is established

Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by Chief of Party.

Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings

Spiritual nurture growth

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Master's degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience in program management

  • At least seven (7) years of relevant working experience. Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in Rwanda is desirable

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country

  • Experience in integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming)

  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain good relations with relevant partners including government, donors and other partners

  • Familiarity with USAID requirements

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills

  • Well-organized, able to work independently, skilled at handling multiple tasks, diplomatic and able to adhere to deadlines.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums

  • Understanding of education sector policies and strategies in Rwanda

  • Experience in fundraising

  • Experience in managing and/or supporting education programming, preferably at the Director or Deputy Director level.

Work Environment:

Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected] (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 7 February 2021; no late applications will be accepted.

World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Director of Global Compliance

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

In connection with the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) group, this position provides leadership for the WVI global compliance function. The Director will be expected to understand and evaluate WVI’s unique organizational environment, and apply a deep understanding of technical compliance principles to establish a recently developed function that will deliver an effective organization-wide compliance program. To accomplish these goals, the Director will need to possess a strong understanding of compliance best practices, and be able to exhibit creativity and strategic thinking in designing and implementing a framework that will enable the organization to effectively identify and manage its

internal and external requirements. The Director will be expected to act as a champion for fostering a culture of compliance in the organization. In particular, challenging existing negative perceptions of the compliance field, and demonstrating the benefits and value that a compliance practice can bring to WVI. This will include driving adherence to policy management standards, chairing the policy oversight committee, and advising stakeholders on policy development and revision. This role will also advise and support mandatory employee compliance training programmes ensuring a high degree of quality. This role will lead and support a network of Compliance Champions throughout the

organization who will act as focal points for their individual offices in leading the implementation and maintenance of local compliance functions and a compliance framework and monitoring tool.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chair the policy coordination committee and act as a subject matter expert on policy management standards to ensure existing and new policies are in alignment.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders and policy owners to advise on policy management and development best practices.

  • Maintain a network of partners and compliance champions throughout the organization to implement and support the Field Office Compliance Framework and monitoring tool.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure employee training programmes and communications are effective at educating employees on expected behaviours.

  • Develop and deliver regular reporting to senior leadership and/or the Board on the effectiveness of the compliance program, highlighting any significant gaps requiring intervention.

  • Within the context of NGO Compliance practitioners and networking groups, act as a leader in developing sharing innovative best practices in place in World Vision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, project management, security or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience leading a compliance programme or related function.

  • Membership in a global compliance institute/organization.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that produce results.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in setting strategic goals, measures of success and priorities.

  • Ability to understand and align cross-functional strategic priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a compliance function.

  • Ability to effectively engage with executive level management in championing compliance and implementing it as relatively new discipline in the organization.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and business units to achieve results.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Externally recognized compliance certification or qualification preferred.

  • International and/or prior experience working with an INGO.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.