Chief of Party NGO Employment Opportunity – World Vision International

Job Title:        Chief of Party
Organisation: World Vision
International
Reports to: Senior Design
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
About Us:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Chief of
Party will oversee the coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he
will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of
the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor
and local government entities. S/he will manage a team of senior staff,
sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness,
and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The
CoP is expected to have strong leadership qualities and management expertise.
The incumbent will also provide strategic leadership and supervision of
sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and
sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Direct and oversee grant implementation,
    ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design,
    staffing, implementation and quality assurance.
  • Mentor and supervise a team of senior
    level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of
    technical areas.
  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff
    to manage complex government funded projects.
  • Lead grant staff and short-term
    consultants.
  • Establish and maintain effective project
    reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate
    and professional reports that meet donor requirements.
  • Manage grant/project budget within
    approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports
    to donors and SO IPG staff.
  • Ensure grant/project expenses are
    reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in
    accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.
  • Work closely with local government
    officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders
    as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the World Vision Design
    Chief of Party career placement should hold a Master’s degree in related
    field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and work  history in developing countries.
  • At least ten years of extensive
    international development experience managing large grant-funded projects.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.
  • Prior experience as a CoP, or Deputy Chief
    Of Party (DCOP), or equivalent position is required.
  • Experience managing sub grants and
    contracts under grants for complex projects.
  • The CoP should have a keen understanding
    of the unique political dynamics and work collaboratively to support the
    various entities in Uganda.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical
    assistance teams.
  • Broad knowledge of and familiarity with
    international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID Office or
    Food for Peace (FFP) policies, rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability in the management of
    large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.
  • Familiarity with USAID programs, their
    history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such
    programs.
  • Familiarity with Ugandan context.
  • Ability to integrate teams of
    professionals around common goals.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working
    with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in
    country.
  • Strong presentation and report writing
    skills.
  • Previous experience in leading large and
    diverse teams.
  • Fluency in English and the relevant other
    UN language, if it is officially used in the country.
  • Professional licenses, as required in the
    field and by the donor.
  • Prior experience in managing inter-agency
    consortiums is preferred is an added advantage
  • Previous experience with Development Food
    Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s,
    and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan candidates are encouraged to apply
online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at
the web link below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 10th February, 2017
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