World Vision Jobs – Chief of Party

Job
Title: Chief of Party
Organisation:
World Vision Uganda
Project: Advocacy for Better Health
Reports
to:
Program Development
Director
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
WVU:
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 40 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.”
About
Project:
 The goal of the Advocacy for Better Health
program is to contribute to improvement in quality, availability and
accessibility of health services. The purpose of the program is to increase the
citizens’ voice for quality service delivery.  The key objectives for this
program shall be;
1) To ensure that
communities in the selected districts can identify and articulate their needs,
and are able to demand for quality services;
2) To ensure that the Civil
Society Organisations (CSOs) develop effective advocacy initiatives, and are
able to represent the communities’ demands for  better  quality 
services;  and 
3)  To build
the technical and operational capacity of the CSOs to qualify them as
potential direct recipients of future USAID funding.  This third objective
will the primary focus of this position.
Job
Summary:
The Chief of
Party is responsible 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) and will serve as representative
of the project for the activities and all long-term and short-term personnel
under this grant. 
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct
    and oversee World Vision’s work in an assigned program, ensuring that all
    program goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.
  • 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 (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 reports to donors and 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, and other stakeholders
    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.
  • Conduct
    additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including
    administrative and planning functions.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
  • A
     Masters’ degree or higher in a relevant field (management, social
    sciences, public health, etc.).
  • At
    least five years of experience in development working with local
    governments, civil society and communities.
  • Demonstrated 
    understanding  and  knowledge  of  decentralization 
    in  the  Uganda context, Uganda’s sociopolitical economy,
    advocacy, health and education sectors.
  • Demonstrated
    team player with visionary leadership.
  • Excellent
    managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor
    projects involving coordination with multiple program partners or
    institutions in Uganda 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
    managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor
    projects involving coordination with multiple program partners or
    institutions in Uganda or the region.
  • Past
    experience of working with USG supported projects and knowledge of
    financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience
    in integrating teams of professionals around common goals and motivating
    through visionary leadership.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables.
  • Must
    be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • The
    applicant must demonstrate strong experience in sub-grantee management,
    including building the capacity of local organizations and subgrantees in
    U.S. government (USG)- supported grants. Coaching, advising, and
    enforcement are essential functions of this position.
  • As
    the nature of this project is advocacy and accountability, the most
    competitive candidates will have experience in advocacy and accountability
    programs. 
How
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via
email to wvujobs@wvi.org.
 Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist
(Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB:
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline:
Friday 2nd August, 2013.  
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