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Deputy Chief of Party/Deputy Project Director


World Vision Zambia Limited is seeking to recruit a qualified candidate who is motivated and result oriented to fill the following position under the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Strengthening the Capacity of Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) in Accelerating a Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to Providing HIV/AIDS/TB/STI Care, Treatment and Prevention Services in Zambia Project:


PURPOSE:The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) / Deputy Project Director (DPD)is responsible for the management of the project, including grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party (CoP)/ Project Director (PD). The Deputy CoP/PD has responsibility for overall project operations and ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with US Government regulations and aligned to NO operations.


Oversee Project Operations

  • Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop funding proposals.

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels.

  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate project adjustments to the Chief of Party/ Project Director.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits.

  • Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

People Management

  • Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors, set individual performance objectives cascaded from project objectives to all staff hired in the project.

  • Provide supervision, training and performance management coaching and feedback.

  • Support Staff Learning and Development according with WVI policy.

  • Develop and update workforce planning and ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available

  • Ensure strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws.

Effective and accurate reporting and communication

  • Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Networking and Liaison with different stakeholders.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, and other organizations as appropriate.

  • When delegated by CoP/PD, represent the project in meetings with donor and other stakeholders.

  • Close cooperation with National Office Grants Acquisition and Management 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.


  • Masters degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience in program management in developing countries.

  • At least five (5) years of experience designing, implementing and managing large and complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries.

  • At least 4 years of the international development experience of either the Director or Deputy Director (or of each); must involve implementation and management of large-scale grant/ programme activities

  • Familiarity with US Government requirements, their history and their development.

  • Ability to integrate, lead and motivate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong writing, oral presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming)

  • Has managed US Government grant.

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Minimum 30% travel to the project activities area.

  • Travel: Local travel and as need arise international.

  • On call: Preparedness to work outside normal working hours.

Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.