FTA-Fixed Term Appointment
Position Title: MYAP Chief of Party, Juba - South Sudan
Position Location: Juba
Region: AfricaEast Africa
Country Name: Sudan
Recruitment Priority: Need Immediately
Program/Office Name: WV Southern Sudan
Employee Type: Contract
Recruitment Status: Actively Recruiting
JOB GRADE LEVEL: 17 IIPP
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 representing the program to the United States Government (USG) and other stakeholders. The COP will 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 with the various political entities in South Sudan. The COP should embrace the shared USG vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality.
The COP is charged with leading a professional team in the accomplishment of the objectives and sub-objectives, in a complex post-conflict environment. S/he must have a broad vision linked with a clear understanding of how to get things done amid the constraints of the South Sudan context. The COP has overall responsibility for managing MYAP program planning and implementation, management of MYAP personnel, M&E, commodity management, and finance management. S/he is also responsible for ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program under his/her supervision. The COP heads a management structure that represents the program to local the USAID Mission and other in-country Cooperating Sponsors, international and national program/consortium partners, and the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) and its relevant line ministries, UN Agencies, international and local NGOs, and other stakeholders.
o Direct and oversee the MYAP, ensuring that all program goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.
o Represent the MYAP to USAID, GOSS, UN and other appropriate bodies.
o Coordinate with other WV and/or USAID-funded programs and partners to ensure enhanced integration and synergies.
o Organize and direct the work of MYAP staff and short-term advisors. Provide supervision, training and performance appraisals.
o Responsible for ensuring that the program is implemented according to design, quality standards, and schedule.
o Responsible for overall commodity management of the program.
o Coordinate and oversee hiring process for program staff.
o 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.
o Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
o 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.
o Manage MYAP budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and WVUS IPG headquarters staff.
o Ensure program expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audits.
o Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.
o Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting agricultural assistance surveys and rapid appraisal design.
o Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals for assigned program.
o Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.
o Supervisory Responsibilities - The MYAP COP will have ultimate responsibility for a large staff spread across the country. S/he will have direct supervision over project key personnel. The COP is responsible for all technical and administrative aspects of the project, including financial management.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
QUALIFICATION: A Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree preferred, or equivalent experience in program management in developing countries.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of overseas international management experience, preferably in administering USAID and/or Food for Peace programs with at least two years experience overseeing USG food aid programs (Title II or USDA). Ideal candidates would have an additional expertise (two years or more) in one or more of the following areas: grants/compliance, commodities/logistics, agriculture (both crops and livestock), value chain development, and farm-to-market links. Experience as a COP or senior expert advisor also required. Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams necessary. Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. Government international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies. Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects. Management of inter-agency consortiums preferred.
SKILLS: Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries; familiarity with USG programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID 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, speaking and writing. English fluency required. Extensive travel required; must be willing to travel and work for periods of time to field project sites, including rural sites with few amenities.
As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff 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.