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Position Title:    Chief of Party - SCORE (OVC)  
Application Deadline Date:    04 Feb 2011
Position Location:    Kampala  
Position Start Date:    01 Apr 2011
Region:    Africa\East Africa  
Position End Date:    31 Mar 2016
Country Name:    Uganda  
Recruitment Priority:    Need Within 2 Months
City/Province:    Kampala   
Program/Office Name:    Uganda
        Employee Type:    Contract
        Recruitment Status:    Actively Recruiting


JOB GRADE LEVEL: 168

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the management of all project activities and staff. S/he will have principal responsibility for representation for the projects to USAID. The COP will serve as representative of the project and will be responsible for the activities and all long-term and short-term personnel under this grant.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

                + To provide overall vision and leadership for the World Vision led consortium Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programme, ensuring that all project objectives/targets are timely met and contributing towards expected outcomes
                + Develop and maintain communication and coordination with World Vision, USAID, to ensure policy direction, collaboration, support and proactive feedback
                + Develop and nurture relationships including local, national and international NGOs, as well as other government agencies
                + Lead and support the project team and partners to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate project implementation plans and activities
                + Lead the project teams and partners to develop periodic budgets that are aligned with work plans and performance targets, ensure adequate financial controls and monitor budget performance to facilitate effective project implementation and financial discipline and accountability
                + Coordinate with the World Vision Uganda Human Resources Division to manage project-specific human resource processes to assure adequate staffing, competencies, staff motivation, and performance appraisal
                + Develop and timely required periodic project progress and financial reports to USAID, WV and other stakeholders as specified in the cooperative agreement


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:

      REQUIRED:
                + The COP should embrace the shared USAID vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in development and/or community-based programming from working with national level ministries and other stakeholders to capacity building and working with local government entities.
                + Senior manager level with a master's degree or higher with a strong background in management and any combination of the following technical areas:
                        - OVC, agriculture and food security, public health, HIV/AIDS, child protection, livelihoods, and education
                + A minimum of five years experience in the specified technical sector to include assessment, evaluation, and design of project
                + Experience as a COP or senior expert advisor required
                + Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.
                + 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. Experience with PEPFAR/Global Health Initiative programming highly preferred
      PREFERRED:
                + Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries





Application Deadline Date:    04 Feb 2011

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