Chief of Party Job at World Vision
We are seeking a highly competent and outstanding individual to fill the position of a Chief of Party for an upcoming opportunity, Feed the Future Crop and Diary Market Systems Program whose aim is to advance the objectives of Global Food Security Strategy.
The Chief of Party (CoP) has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of all Kenya Feed the Future Crop and Dairy Market Systems Program activities, consortium members and staff.
The incumbent has principal responsibility for representation for the Program to USAID and local Government entities and provides 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.
In order to successfully do so, the CoP must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.
Chief of Party Job Responsibilities
- Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the program in a timely and cost-effective manner.
- Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives. Encourage transparency among and between consortium members to promote coordination and effectiveness.
- Lead the planning of program activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
- Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to guarantee the project is gender and ability-sensitive and that WV and implementing partners are accountable to beneficiaries.
- Ensure grant management compliance for the project in alignment with donor and WV regulations.
- Primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including USAID, implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders.
- Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor.
- Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
- Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas.
- Develop and maintain and adequate human resource plan to ensure proper technical capacity to manage project work.
- Qualifications for the Chief of Party Job
- Must possess a Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Horticulture or related field from a recognized University.
- Minimum of 15 years of experience in managing large (at least $10 million), complex value chain or agribusiness projects with an expertise in production agricultural economics, market intelligence or related.
- Experience as a Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Project Director or similar management experience for projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
- Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs or other funding agencies (Global Fund and other multilateral agencies, their policies and regulations.
- Excellent managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing a Feed the Future projects or other large donor projects involving coordination with multiple program partners or institutions in Kenya or the region.
- Experience with inclusive market systems, women’s empowerment programming, and/or the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is an added advantage.
- Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects
- 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 Kenyan languages (i.e. Swahili and other local languages).
- Excellent past performance references (Three contacts should be provided with e- mail address, phone, title, name).
How to Apply
For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV with names of three referees.
Application deadline is July 11, 2017 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.