World Vision International

DCoP - Myanmar-Advancing Community Empowerment

Job Description

*This position is contingent upon award of the USAID Advancing Community Empowerment in South East Myanmar Grant.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the proposed USAID-funded Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeast Myanmar (ACESM). The project will result in services that are provided in a way that is inclusive and respectful of the Myanmar’s diverse communities, enhance cooperation and linkages between state and community stakeholders, and promote decision making that is more responsive and accountable to communities. To achieve this goal, this Activity will pursue the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Community vulnerabilities reduced;

  • Objective 2: Community participation strengthened; and

  • Objective 3: Local governance systems strengthened.

KEY 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.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned.

  • 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 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 and SO 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.

  • 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.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities.

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

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on program’s technical areas.and other donor organizations.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

The proposed Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party in the overall project implementation and must have experience of successful project management and experience in legislative development to include:

  • At least 7 years of experience in humanitarian affairs, development, local governance strengthening or related fields.

  • Professional experience in implementing donor-funded projects and strong management experience with preference for USAID funded donor experience.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Myanmar context and of humanitarian, local governance development issues in Myanmar.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain good relations with relevant partners and counterparts, including government, local government, civil society, donors and other partners.

  • Well-organized, able to work independently, skilled at handling multiple tasks, diplomatic, and able to adhere to deadlines.

  • Master's degree in Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Political Science, Public Administration, or other relevant fields.

  • Must have Professional-level English, both written and oral.

  • Burmese language desirable.

Work Environment/Travel:

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