Job Title:Chief of Party - Burundi Application Deadline Date: 16 Apr 2012
Position Location: Bujumbura Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012
Region: Africa\East Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2014
Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately
Country Name: Burundi Program/Office Name: WV Burundi
City/Province: Bujumbura Employee Type: Contract
Job Grade Level: 17 IIPP Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress
Is this a family post? Family - Spouse with Children
Requisition Num: 2012AFELNTA-8RZJM3
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the management of all program activities and staff. S/he will have principal responsibility for representation for the program to the Netherlands Government (NLDG). 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 Burundi and Rwanda.The COP should embrace the shared NLDG vision for the program and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality.
Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.
Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals for assigned program.
Organize 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 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 WV NLD IPG headquarters staff.
Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean 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:
A Master's degree in Peace Building, Economic Development, Rural Development or equivalent.
A minimum of 5 years extensive international development experience managing large programs focused on economical development is a must, especially in leading and managing large programs in a complex post-conflict environment;
Familiarity with NLDG programs, their history and their development; mastery of NLDG and EU 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,
Fluency in English and French both oral and written
3 years experience in managing inter-agency or multi-country consortiums is preferred
How to Apply;
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
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