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Senior Leader for Disability Programme

Job Description

Senior Leader for Disability Programme (to be awarded)

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives Established in 1950, World Vision operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities, to overcome poverty and injustice. We pursue life in all its fullness for every child and serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

LOCATION

Tbilisi, Georgia

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The programme is focused on the Disability Rehabilitation Services in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan funded by USAID (the Donor). World Vision, Inc. being the prime grantee to the Donor on any resulting Award, and will be implemented in collaboration with Sub grantees under the Award. Disability Rehabilitation Services Program will include but not limited to physical rehabilitation services in less resourced settings.

Senior Leader for Disability Programme will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. The position holder will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities. S/he will manage a team and sub-recipients, engage with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant program. The Senior Leader 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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

  • Supervise a team of senior level 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.

  • 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

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

Education:

Advanced degree in a field related to physical rehabilitation.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing verbal and written communication skills in English and the WV SC Programme office state language;

  • Understanding of a multi-sectoral approach to rehabilitation and global best practices in the provision of rehabilitation services.

  • Understanding of disability rights, the UNCRPD, and the role of DPOs in disability programs.

  • Demonstrated success in designing, managing, and implementing donor-funded technical assistance projects; experience with USAID-funded programs is desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff with a preference for experience working transnationally.

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and partner with government representatives, for profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders.

  • Persons with disability are encourage to apply

Experience:

  • Minimum Five (5) years of experience managing or implementing physical rehabilitation programs in less resourced settings; experience in the South Caucasus region is desirable.

  • Experience in supporting the socio-economic engagement of persons with disability preferred.