Chief of Party - WV Bangladesh

17283-18N09079
Banani
04-Nov-20
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seek a Chief of Party (CoP) for the anticipated DRG & Integrated Youth Project in Bangladesh. The purpose is to bolster youth’s income; resilience to violent extremism/ and anti-democratic values; and to provide youth the skills and abilities to advocate for good governance and to improve Bangladesh’s self-reliance. BYA will build skills and empower in- and out-of-school youth to increase their employability, civic engagement and contribution to the economic growth of Bangladesh. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bangladesh, through the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) Office, the Office of Population, Health, Nutrition, and Education (OPHNE), and the Office of Economic Growth, seek the award of two activities targeting youth between the ages of 15 to 35 years of age including high school and college-age students with the following objectives: Increase civic awareness and resilience to anti-democratic and violent extremism values; Strengthen youth participation in community-improvements and decision-making processes; Improve the marketability and employability of youth to connect them to sustainable livelihoods and income generating opportunities.

The CoP has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of all grant activities and staff. S/he has principal responsibility for representation for the projects to the donor and local Government entities. The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Bangladesh. The CoP coordinates the implementation of all aspects of the program to ensure program quality and timely reporting to donors. 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. Please note that this position is contingent upon successful grant award and donor approval.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • 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 government 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 SO IPG 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.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries.

  • 10+ years of extensive international development experience (depending on donor requirements) managing large USAID grant-funded projects.

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Bangladesh.

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries.

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

  • Familiarity working in Bangladesh context preferred.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

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

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

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

  • Experience as a CoP, Project Director or senior expert advisor required.

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

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

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