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Deputy Chief of Party



Turkish National. World Vision seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) (based in Gaziantep, Turkey) for the proposed USAID-funded two-year, multi-sector humanitarian program in northern Syria. Through a consortium approach, the programme will provide gender-sensitive, coordinated assistance in order to limit the loss of life and mitigate human suffering in conflict-affected communities. To achieve this goal, this project will technically implement Health and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter, and Non-Food Item activities through both fixed and mobile locations, including the programme’s Rapid Response Mechanism.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) shall oversee several key departments of the programme: grant management; monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEAL); technical mainstreaming, accountability; information management; and communications. She/he is responsible for managing the programme’s information, data analysis, and reporting functions. As a leadership and supervisory role, the DCOP will work closely with the programme’s senior leadership positions to ensure the programme is coordinated, rapidly responsive, and achieving its goals.


Major Activities

  • Provide executive leadership for key programme systems (MEAL, Accountability, Info. Mgt., Communications, Grant Reporting) and staff to achieve the project goals and objectives. Ensure the project is maintaining World Vision and donor standards.

  • Ensure accurate quality narrative and financial reporting from all consortium members are submitted in a timely manner and according to donor requirements. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems, protocols, templates, and timelines. Included in this is the responsibility to quickly manage ad hoc donor, WV request for information.

  • Coordinate with sector leads, finance, COP, and Rapid Response Advisor and other staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities. From a reporting perspective, track programme progress, expenditure against approved budgets, anticipate any deviations and recommend and take action on relevant and required adjustments.

  • Ensure high standards of stewardship and accountability for all resources. Work with the Finance, other departments, and consortium members to build a strong internal control environment, ensuring compliance with WV and donor financial policies and procedures and promoting a culture of transparency and accountability.

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully. Abide by escalation protocols stated in the governance manual

  • Oversee the programme’s communications department (internal and external), focusing on quality, strategic, and rapid communications to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Provide leadership and vision for the programme’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) department. Manage MEAL staff and systems accurately and effectively across the consortium, especially with the Rapid Response Mechanism. Ensure strict compliance on all beneficiary information.

  • Effectively manage the establishment and operation of programme’s information management system. Provide leadership and ensure programme information is analyzed and applied.

  • Ensure technical mainstream elements in Protection and Gender Equality are appropriately applied throughout operations. Support mainstreaming advisors to activities to collaborate across consortium, including with accountability officers.

  • Oversee the programme’s accountability staff and system (e.g. feedback and complaint mechanisms). Ensure accountability information are regularly applied for programme improvement and beneficiary engagement is robust and responsive.

  • 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 both staff and short-term consultants. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management (PDM) system.

  • Knowledge and embodiment of international humanitarian as well as World Vision’s core values, WV’s vision, and mission. Model by all staff in the assigned Area.

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


List education, knowledge & skills, licenses preferred, and all experiences required to perform this position in a fully competent manner.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Community Development, Social Sciences, International Studies or relevant field.

  • 3-5 years of experience in managing field operations, large grants and/or consortia.

  • Experience in managing a large team

  • Excellent abilities in organizational management, systems building.

  • Strong in leadership skills, coaching, and capacity building

  • Skilled in negotiation, donor engagement, diplomacy, networking and external engagement.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English

  • Experience with MEAL, IM, Accountability systems

  • Familiarity with adverse and conflict security standards and protocols.

  • Ability to apply and promote gender-sensitive approach to the work

  • Strong in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Flexibility in work culture based on changing dynamics within the programme

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in leadership role within a multi-agency consortium.

  • Ability to speak Arabic or Turkish preferred.

  • Citizens from Turkey are strongly preferred.

  • 3 years of professional work experience in humanitarian settings in fragile or middle income settings.

  • Experience in managing a large team of international/national staff with various working cultures.

  • Familiarity with OFDA grant management regulations is an advantage

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Ability to travel for up to 30% of the time to Jordan or other countries as required.

  • Must be in sympathy with World Vision values and able to work in an interfaith manner with those of other faiths and none.

  • Position requires willingness, flexibility and ability to continue to functioning in unpredictable and potentially hostile environments.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.