Job Title: Chief of Party - Zimbabwe Application Deadline Date: 05 Jul 2012
Position Location: Harare Position Start Date: 01 Sep 2012
Region: Africa\Southern Africa Position End Date: 30 Aug 2014
Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately
Country Name: Zimbabwe Program/Office Name: Zimbabwe
City/Province: Harare Employee Type: Expatriate
Job Grade Level: 18ß Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress
Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children
Requisition Num: 2012AFSCMAA-8VGKHK
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the management of all project activities and staff. S/he will have principal responsibility for representation for the projects to the United States Government (USG). The COP will serve as representative of the project and will be responsible for the activities and all long-term and short-term personnel under this grant. The COP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and will work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Zimbabwe.
The COP should embrace the shared USG vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality. The required attributes of the COP are: a senior manager with a Master’s degree in related field required. A minimum of five years experience in the specified sector to include assessment, evaluation, and design of project required. Experience as a COP or senior expert advisor required. Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams. Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. Government international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies. Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.
Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.
Organise and direct the work of local staff and short-term advisors. Provide supervision, training and performance appraisals.
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional program reports that meet donor requirements to appropriate World Vision Partnership staff.
Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements (such as A-110, A-122, A-133, 22 CFR 211, etc.) and local laws. Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex government funded projects.
Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial repots to donors and World Vision United States’ International Programs Group (WVUS IPG) headquarters staff.
Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audits.
Oversee property 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.
Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting agricultural assistance surveys and rapid appraisal design.
Perform other duties as required
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 & ABILITIES:
At least 4 years of senior level management experience on designing, implementing, and managing large, complex child welfare, HIV/AIDS and systems strengthening projects.
Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums preferred.
At least 3 years of experience managing USAID or other donor-funded
A Masters degree in social sciences, or other relevant professional qualification
Strong executive skills set with the ability to manage for results and meet/exceed donor targets.
Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries; familiarity with USG programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs; ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals; demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country; leadership of large and diverse teams; diplomacy, strong presentation skills, speaking and writing.
Excellent oral and written English skills required.
Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals as well as demonstrated ability in working with host-country ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
Demonstrated knowledge of the Zimbabwe Child Welfare System preferred. Experience in capacity building of local organizations and/or government structures a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Chief of Party will have ultimate responsibility for a large staff spread across the country. S/he will have direct supervision over project key personnel (the Deputy Project Director
How to Apply;
Monday, 2 July 2012
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