*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
*Please submit your CV in English.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
World Vision International Bangladesh is currently accepting applications for a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity. The anticipated goal of this activity is to improve the nutrition outcomes of pregnant and lactating women and children less than five years old in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity will address the inequitable nutrition outcomes of the most vulnerable segments of the population through a targeted community-health system strengthening approach.
This activity is expected to be a five-year program in the $25-50M range. The solicitation is expected to be released in April 2021 and awarded in September 2021. This position is subject to project award and funding. International relocation and allowances are available.
The Chief of Party is accountable for the overall vision and leadership of the project and is accountable for delivering results. The successful candidate should possess significant experience managing program, financial, and operations of USAID- or other international donor-funded projects.
Oversee the technical aspects of the project, including planning, implementation, project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan; ensure clarity over plans and priorities, and encourage effective teamwork across the project team comprising staff from partner organisations.
Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and World Vision’s policies and procedures; serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes; design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’s annual planning cycles.
Facilitate the preparation of project deliverables, including annual work-plans, quarterly and annual reports, final project report and project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials in accordance with USAID deadlines and branding guidelines; oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets.
Supervise a team of technical staff and ensures clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained among the team members.
Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity; represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Minimum of 10 years of senior-level management experience on donor-funded programs. Previous experience with management of USAID-funded programs is required.
Previous Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience in 2 or more of the following specializations: community health; maternal, neonatal, and child health; nutrition; reproductive health; or social and behaviour change.
Demonstrated strong understanding of USAID’s multi-sectoral nutrition and community-health system strengthening approaches and gender programming.
Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of similar-sized international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning and thinking, management, supervision and budgeting, and experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
Demonstrated skills building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Experience recruiting, developing, and managing local and international staff and teams.
Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements. Experience with M&E is a plus.
Master’s or advanced degree in public health or a closely related field.
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required.
Demonstrable capacity to create effective system and tools to manage and share information of complex program (strong ITC skills update, data analysis capacity).
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Previous experience with the culture and context of South Asia/ Bangladesh is strongly preferred.
Ability to travel within Bangladesh as required.