Deputy Chief of Party at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 7 September 2020)

Deputy Chief of Party at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 7 September 2020)
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World Vision International Rwanda

World Vision International Rwanda

Deputy Chief of Party at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 7 September 2020)

JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 28 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions are currently reaching more than 1.5 million people.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated, and experienced national for the role of Deputy Chief of Party. This critical position will be based at the Kigali Head Office and reporting to the Chief of Party.

Purpose of the position:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) is responsible for the management of the anticipated 5 year USAID WASH programme, including grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning, and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party. Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

The DCoP will be responsible for providing technical input to guide planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. S/he will also be responsible to liaise with counterparts and partners at the technical level, provide opinion on the soundness and feasibility of new approaches, train staff on key concepts and improve their technical competencies, and manage an effective learning process to make adjustments as needed.

The major responsibilities include:

Major Activities

End Results Expected

Direct and oversee World Vision’s work in an assigned grant, ensuring that all grant goals are met

grant goals are met on time and within the budget

Research new funding opportunities and develop funding proposals

Funding is available for grant  implementation

Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors

Provide supervision, training and performance management

Staff performance is at expected level, staff is motivated, short-term advisors know what is expected and are able to deliver outcomes

Capable and engaged team

Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication

Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements

Effective reporting and monitoring are in place. Reports are accurate and submitted on time

Develop and update workforce planning

Demonstrate strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements, and local laws

Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available

Strong people management practices, workforce planning is up to date and is implemented as required

Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office (SO) IPGs

Grant is implemented within allocated budget

Accurate and diligent financial reporting is in place

Ensure grant expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits

Grant expenses are well managed

Oversee supplies and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements

Procurements plan is implemented in accordance with WV procurement systems and protocols

Supplies and equipment are available when required for grant implementation

Liaise with host government officials, local communities, WASH service providers and other organizations as appropriate

Strong representation of grant on different level is established

Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by Chief of Party.

Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings

Spiritual nurture growth

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in public health or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) with relevant field or equivalent experience in program management in developing countries
  • Eight years of experience managing WASH-related programs, such as behavior change communication for WASH, household sanitation and/or private sector engagement for improved sanitation
  • Experience in Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development
  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in the country
  • Experience integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with USAID requirements
  • Strong presentation and report writing skills

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  1. Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is desirable
  2. Understanding of WASH sector policies and strategies in Rwanda is desirable
  3. Minimum of five years of experience working in Rwanda is desirable

 Work Environment:

 Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Salary:

  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected] (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 7 September 2020; no late applications will be accepted.

World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

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