Chief of Party - Stop GBV II
Position: Chief of Party – Stop GBV II
Location: National Office – Lusaka
Reports to: Grants Acquisition and Management Director
Purpose of the position
The Chief of Party is responsible for the provision of strategic vision and overall leadership in the management of the USAID Funded Gender Based Violence country portfolio. S/he has principal responsibility for representation for the projects to the United States Government (USG, the host country government, other donors, UN agencies, and project partner and other NGOs. The
COP will ensure that program implementation, reports, budgets and staff are effectively managed to ensure the accomplishment of the project goal and its objectives. The COP will ensure that program strategies for the districts are developed and implemented and that they are aligned with the World Vision National/International, government and donor health and developmental initiatives. The COP will also liaise with the NO GAM team & WVUS program team to ensure quality programing and reporting.
The COP should also Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrates a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Support the M&E team, program staff and sub grantees to ensure the establishment and maintenance of effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.
Ensure submission of timely accurate and professional program reports that meet donor requirements to appropriate World Vision Partnership staff.
Show case project effectives and impact through such meetings as portfolio reviews, ALL COPS meeting and USAID partners meetings
Collaborate on development of other required reports, including Surveys, data quality assessment, and other World Vision, USAID/USG and GRZ reports
Review/evaluate program effectiveness on a regular basis and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement
Ensure that the project is adhering to donor branding and marking requirements.
2. Human Resources
Responsible for the overall recruitment of all project staff
Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage all project activities effectively
Provide supervision, training and performance appraisals.
Ensure that staff performance appraisal are conducted as required and results shared with the People and Culture department
Motivate staff by creating a fair and open work environment in which they can realized their potential for growth, expanded managerial and technical capacities, and satisfaction with their work.
Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
3. Budget and Resource Management (with the Finance & Administration Director)
Work closely with the finance team to ensure effective management of grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and WVUS headquarters staff
Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audit
Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements
Liaison and Transition Strategies
Liaise with host government officials, NGOs, CBOs, UN agencies, private sector companies and organizations, and other organizations as appropriate
From the beginning ensure government involvement in project implementation and develop clear project exit strategies
5. Capacity Building and coordination with the STOP GBV sub grantees
Ensuring that capacity assessments for the STOP GBV local subs are conducted and capacity development plans are in place
Implement capacity building activities for the local primes
Hold quarterly Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings with the sub grantees and review performance and support the planning processes
Ensure that coordination activities for all STOP GBV grants take place both at national and district levels
Attend TWG meetings organized by other stakeholders.
Providing feedback to key government ministries on project performance semi -annually.
6. Risk Management (with all staff)
Work with the NO risk team to develop project risk document.
Spot exterior threats and develop strategies with staff to manage them and minimize their impact on project success
7. Perform other duties as required
Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.
Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A Master’s degree in public health, development studies or a related professional advanced degree;
S/he must have a broad vision linked with a clear understanding of how to get things done amid the constraints of the country context
A minimum of 5 years of relevant and successful project management experience including a strong track record in working with PEPFAR and USAID on USAID-funded projects;
At least eight years of experience as a country/project director in a public health and/or international development project;
Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. Government international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies;
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country;
Experience in assessment, evaluation, and design of projects;
Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams;
Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects;
Experience in leading and managing large projects
Skills in diplomacy;
Strong presentation skills, speaking and writing;
English speaker preferred.
This job will require a criminal background check.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel
Travel: 15% domestic/international travel is required.