Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Integrated Youth Opportunity
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The DCOP’s primary responsibility will be to assist the Chief of Party through technical leadership, coordination and collaboration with implementing partners, and strategic oversight of all activities to cost-effectively achieve project objectives.
Support the overall execution of all World Vision (WV) project components within its geographic and technical areas.
Coordinate the work of all WV and partner project staff.
Provide supervision, training and performance management to direct reports and partner project staff.
Support in establishing a system for implementation.
Develop and manage relationships with critical stakeholders to assure program results.
Support in establishing an implementation process for each technical sector while fostering synergy between them that assures timely and quality implementation of activities.
Use M&E information to improve program implementation; identify operational risks and their solutions; resolve bottlenecks at an early stage.
Produce high quality reports in conjunction with the CoP.
Support development of the program’s annual activity plan and budget and ensure their timely performance (ensure timely and proper achievement of activities and budget, provide monthly variance analysis and initiate corrective action as needed.
Support the management of the grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to the Prime, USAID and WV US.
Assure sound financial management of the project (e.g. budget execution, monitoring and reporting processes) especially by the program implementation team and adhere to WVI and USAID financial policies and procedures.
Ensure compliance with cooperative agreements/grants/contracts and make recommendations for improving the overall effectiveness of the program.
Support supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.
Actively engage in DFAP coordination working groups and meetings and other local stakeholders.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
At least 7 years of experience in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of international development projects.
Demonstrated technical experience and proficiency in integrated youth development, education and/or employment programs for vulnerable or at-risk youth populations.
Demonstrated technical expertise in the areas of accelerated learning and/or access to basic education for out-of-school youth, or youth employment, micro-enterprise, and market development.
Demonstrated experience with international donor organization’s monitoring and evaluation systems.
A graduate degree (or foreign equivalent) in relevant fields such as international development, education, economics, or business, or a bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in addition to the required minimum.
Proficient oral and written skills in English and French.
French skills essential. Swahili knowledge an asset.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Master’s degree in a relevant field.
Experience overseeing the development of youth programs.
Excellent understanding and familiarity with US Government donor regulations.
Demonstrated abilities in NGO reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management.
Project performance management, including monitoring and evaluation.
Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.
At least 5 year experience implementing and managing large international grants.
The DCOP will be based out of the Consortium Office in Bukavu with frequent travel to field sites (weekly).
Some National and Regional travel would also be expected as needed.