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DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY

Job Description

JOB TITLE: DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY

*Position is contingent upon donor approval*

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World Vision is looking for Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for an upcoming Zimbabwe USAID Family Planning Reproductive Maternal New Born Adolescent and Child Health (FP/RMNACH) Opportunity.

To provide leadership and oversee project implementation, directly assist the Chief Of Party (COP) in activity implementation and management and take over leadership and oversight of program in the absence of the COP. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) is responsible for the management of the project, including grant implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party/Programme Director. The DCoP has responsibility for overall project operations. S/he should be familiar with the technical components of the project and the required support services. The DCoP ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with USAID regulations and aligned with National Office operations. Upon CoP request, the DCoP would represent the grant to donors and other stakeholders. The DCOP is charged with leading a professional team in the accomplishment of the objectives and sub-objectives. 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. The DCoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Zimbabwe.

The proposed DCOP will be responsible for provision of expert advice, analysis and technical leadership on policies and operational strategies to enhance access to and utilization of quality family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH) Services. The DCOP is expected to be experienced in family health, systems strengthening, capacity building, and delivery of services at both government and community levels, as demonstrated by the major responsibilities below. S/he has principal responsibility for representation for the projects to USAID and local Government entities. The DCoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Zimbabwe.

The DCoP should embrace the shared Zimbabwean vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality. The proposed candidate shall provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the project. S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the program description. Experience interacting with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations including community based organizations is essential. The applicant must demonstrate strong experience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity of local organizations and sub-grantees in U.S. government (USG) - supported grants. Coaching, advising, and enforcement are essential functions of this position. As the focus of this project is enhanced access to and utilization of quality family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH) services, the most competitive candidates will have experience in (FP/RMNCAH) programs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Liaise with Ministry officials; coordinate and collaborate with top-management officials of Ministry of health (MoH) and other line ministries and other agencies related to the program

  • Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors

  • Provide supervision, training and performance management

  • Provide leadership and oversight of quality improvement and quality assurance activities implemented by the program;

  • Provide supervision, training and evaluate performance of Technical Advisors;

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

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements

  • Develop and update workforce planning

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

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Offices IPGs

  • 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

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

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions

  • Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A Master's degree in Health, Nutrition, International Development or equivalent.

  • 6+ years of extensive international development experience managing large (FP/RMNCAH) grants, working with local governments, civil societies and communities.

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams and ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Zimbabwe

  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs

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

  • Excellent managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor projects involving coordination with multiple program partners or institutions in Zimbabwe or the region.

  • Past experience of working with USG supported projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level.

  • Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.

  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local Zimbabwean languages (i.e. Shona, and Ndebele).

  • Excellent past performance references (Three contacts should be provided with e- mail address, phone, title, name)

  • Experience in integrating teams of professionals around common goals and motivating through visionary leadership.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables