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Chief of Party, Senegal

Job Description

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision is seeking Chief of Party Candidates for an anticipated USAID equitable education project in Senegal. The Equitable Access to Education in Southern Senegal project is a 5-year activity that aims to provide increased

equitable access to education to girls and boys aged 9 to 16 in the crisis-affected Casamance regions (Ziguinchor, Sedhiou, Kolda) and Kedougou region. The aim is to:

  • Offer complementary education services that provide basic education

  • Ensure that formal basic education is responsive to communities’ needs,

  • Increase transition from primary to middle school

  • Support efforts that enable families and caregivers to enroll out-of-school children in responsive education services

The Chief of Party (CoP) will have overall responsibility for all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for overall technical leadership, planning and management oversight of the program and will serve as the principal

liaison to the donor and local government entities. S/he will work with a team to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all grant activities. The CoP will be based in Dakar and will report to the WV Senegal National Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Develop and maintain relationship with USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, and community organizations.

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

  • Oversee planning and implementation of project activities, including reporting, evaluation, and communication with the donor.

  • Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely reports to donors and World Vision US (WV US) staff.

  • Build capacity of key staff and partners through best practices and lessons learned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A Master's degree in education (PhD or EdD preferred) in education policy, curriculum and instruction; related field or equivalent qualifications in international development.

  • At least ten (10) + years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects with a focus on education or youth.

  • Proven ability to manage education improvement programs.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of Senegal and ability to work collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with government entities.

  • Proven ability to manage large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Fluent in French and English.

  • Experience as a COP or senior expert advisor required.