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Chief of Party- THRIVE Pamoja Project

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

THRIVE Pamoja Project aims to enhance the resilience at the household and community level in the WVT Babati Cluster through strengthened food security and livelihood opportunities. Founded on the principles of Empowered World View, the project is designed to address the End to End Business of Farming, Natural Resource Management and Shocks, Emergencies and Situational Awareness Systems. In pursuit of this aim, the project is designed to strengthen agricultural and livestock production; strengthen livelihood opportunities and value chains critical to food security; improve water management, irrigation and land use techniques; strengthen market access and functionality; and facilitate shocks and emergencies awareness in the Babati Cluster

Under the direct supervision of the Integrated Programmes Director, the Chief of Party is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the program, and is accountable for delivering results.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Programme Management

  • Provide strategic direction and overall supervision and successful implementation of the program.

  • Develop and oversee program work plans (interim and annual) and budgets based on expected program outputs and results, and using an adaptive management approach; track performance monitoring analysis and apply course correction.

  • Liaise and consult with the donor, acting as the main representative and principal interlocutor, and maintaining a productive working relationship with donor.

  • Manage partnerships with partner organizations, local contractors, local ministries and municipalities, and civil society organizations.

  • Ensure that programming is implemented in accordance with World Vision best practice.

  1. Human Resource Management

  • Manage recruitment of national staff and ensure that all internal administrative and HR policies and procedures are followed in accordance with established World Vision and donor standard practices.

  • Monitor direct report performance based on job descriptions and agreed objectives and ensure that all programme staff with supervisory responsibilities do the same.

  • Supervise performance and provide support to local and international consultants, sub-contractors, and sub-grantees.

Ensure staff comply with World Vision Financial Policies and Practice.

  1. Senior Organizational Management

  • Cultivate opportunities to leverage program financing and expand program impact.

  • Ensure sound administrative practices with regards to record keeping, compliance with the donor and World Vision regulations, communications, etc.

  • Administer the project’s financial resources in accordance with project budget, donor, and World Vision policy.

  • Fulfil all donor and World Vision reporting requirements.

  • Ensure regular communication between World Vision offices in the region this will include international travel and submitting required program reports in an agreed-upon format.

  • Coordinate activities internally with other World Vision programs in Tanzania, and with other donors.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • A Master’s degree (equivalent) or higher in agriculture, international development, or another relevant field.

  • At least 7 years’ experience in humanitarian or international development field.

  • Substantial experience managing complex, multi-year USAID or other international donor-funded programs.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in multi-sectoral agriculture programming, with an emphasis on livelihood interventions, gender and women’s empowerment, social and behavior change communication, and agriculture and livestock in drought prone regions.

  • Relevant experience in managing projects of size and scope, in developing countries.

  • Strong ability to manage and deal with diverse stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse team on projects of similar scale (financially, culturally, staff size and activities).

  • Demonstrated strong writing and oral presentation skills in English.

  • Dynamic and willing to take initiatives to complete assigned task, and work independently.

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage change effectively.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Delegation, time management and prioritizing skills and coping with broad range of demands.

High level of critical thinking and proven high quality analytical skills and problem solving abilities.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.