Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pact ,Chief of Party, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)Jobs in Tanzania



Position Title: Chief of Party, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Requisition Number: 14-0148
Location: Multiple Locations, TBD
Department Overview:
Pact seeks multiple Chiefs of Party for several proposed USAID-funded five-year programs focusing on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), their households, and communities in Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, and Tanzania. These positions will be contingent upon award.
Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Africa, the Chief of Party is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the proposed OVC program. The Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for 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 USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.
Key Responsibilities:
Specific Duties:
• Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.
• Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs.
• Represent Pact with donors and partners.
• Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work plans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results; and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports.
• Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources.
• Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations.
• Liaise with relevant donors and the local government.
• As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
• Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
• Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies.
• Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced.
Basic Requirements:
• A Master’s degree or higher training in management, international development, international public health, economics, social sciences, or in a closely related field is required.
• Five years of experience as a Chief of Party/Director and/or Deputy Chief of Party or Deputy Director of a development program of equivalent size and scope, of which experience in Africa is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience leading HIV/AIDS-related programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children and PLHIV is desired.
• Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is desired.
• Experience interacting with developing country government, international organizations, other bilateral donors and civil society representatives and senior-level government officials.
• Five years of demonstrated experience successfully implementing international development activities.
• Five years of relevant and diverse experience managing and coordinating complex development programs, preferably in Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania or Africa.
• Experience managing a USG cooperative agreement or contract, at least five years of which in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with civil society organizations and host country government counterparts.
• Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience in communicating complex processes to diverse stakeholders, including government officials at the national, provincial and district levels, service orientated NGOs, civil society organizations, donors, etc.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org

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