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Deputy Chief of Party

Job Description

Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party (This position is contingent donor approval)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the proposed USAID-funded Supporting Livelihoods in Syria activity. The project will contribute to building resiliency at the household and community levels in Southern Syria through strengthened food security and livelihood opportunities. To achieve this goal, this project will pursue the following strategic objectives:

SO 1: Strengthen Agricultural and Livestock Production;

SO2: Strengthen Livelihood Opportunities and Value Chains Critical to Food Security;

SO 3: Improve Water Management, Irrigation and Land Use Techniques and;

SO 4: Learning and Data Collection.

The Deputy Chief of Party shall lead the technical design, data analysis, and report writing aspects of this project. The Deputy Chief of Party will also be responsible for managing the technical implementation of this project to ensure that the deliverables represent the outcomes of sound, ethical, and verifiable data collection and analysis.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that the project systems and staff are working to achieve the project goals and objectives and that the project is maintaining World Vision and donor accountability standards. Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance

  2. Ensure that day-to-day administrative support for the project is in place.

  3. Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management (PDM) system.

  4. Ensure high standards of stewardship and accountability for all resources. Work with the Finance Manager/Officers, Administration Officer and other departments to build a strong internal control environment, ensuring compliance with WV financial policies and procedures and promoting a culture of transparency and accountability. Review and approve expenditures and contract according to assigned levels of authority.

  5. Ensure accurate quality narrative and financial reports are submitted in a timely manner and according to donor requirements. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

  6. Coordinate with program, finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities. Track program progress, programs expenditure against approved budgets, anticipate any deviations and recommend and take action on relevant and required adjustments.

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

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

  9. Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  10. Ensuring appropriate structures, internal and external standards, staffing, resources and policies as well as all grant requirements are adhered to.

  11. Develop the capacity for the participating local partners, and local authorities to plan, monitor and coordinate service delivery.

  12. Demonstrates World Visions core values, vision, mission and Transformational Development/Program integrated ministry model by all staff in the assigned Area. Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  13. Build a team of highly committed and competent staff, ensuring cooperation and coordination among relevant staff within the Program. Mentor, coach and provide opportunities for the professional growth of Project Officers and all other staff that directly report to this position.

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

  15. Act on behalf of the Chief of Party when requested and carry out additional responsibilities as assigned.

Education:

A masters degree in economics, agronomy, agricultural science, or a related field.

Experience:

At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in the humanitarian, transition, or development field, with at least two years of experience in conflict zones.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, management skills.

  • Previous experience in data analysis and report writing.

  • Previous experience managing local staff.

  • Previous experience with managing sub-contractors is highly desirable.

  • Previous experience working on programs implemented in Syria is highly desirable.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams

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

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

  • Fluency in English

  • Knowledge of Arabic is a plus

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, team management skills.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

  • Experience in managing USAID funded grants.

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

If you are Jordanian and meet our requirements, please submit your resume with a covering letter