Chief of Party, PACE PED

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 June 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 9 July 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

World Vision is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health - Population Environment Development (PACE PED) project. PACE PED will strengthen individual and institutional capacity in advocacy, and policy communications and negotiations; and increase commitment for cross sectoral approaches to integrated population, health, environment, climate change, resilience, food security, livelihoods and security programs. PACE will advance USAID goals of ending extreme poverty and ending preventable child and maternal deaths by ensuring that decision makers understand the health and economic benefits of reproductive health and in turn, implement policies and programs to help meet unmet demand for family planning. In addition, the award will advance commitments to increasing gender equality and promoting youth empowerment as a means to achieving other development outcomes. The project will work with host country governments, other donors, implementing partners, and civil society to ensure that reproductive health and population issues are included in policies and programs as key to sustainable and equitable development and economic growth.

The Chief of Party will be World Vision’s primary point of contact with USAID and all relevant stakeholders. This position will collaborate with bureaus and offices within USAID to maximize impact, and with other critical partners to provide high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions. The PD will oversee a team of experts and support staff, prepare reports and annual operating plans, align project initiatives with in-country priorities, and ensure the program is compliant with USAID and World Vision’s regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Keep Christ central in individual and corporate life. Actively participate in and contribute to the spiritual disciplines of the organization (Christian conduct, devotions, chapel, prayer, worship); incorporate WV Core Values into decisions within scope of role;

  • Develop strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and provide overall program management in line with USAID guidelines to achieve project objectives;

  • Ensure high quality technical leadership and oversight is in place;

  • Lead team to provide coordination and guidance among multilateral and bilateral partners and other key stakeholders;

  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools, and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation;

  • Ensure compliance with USG regulations and procedures, and World Vision’s policies and guidelines;

  • Represent World Vision with partners and key stakeholders, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local ministries, and country office teams;

  • Establish effective communication and coordination with personnel from the government in order to implement interventions and incorporate country-wide priorities;

  • Actively participate as a member of the country leadership, contributing to country strategic plans;

  • Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures;

  • Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals;

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where the project team strives to achieve excellence;

  • Incorporate SC’s vision and values and full adherence to Code of Conduct principles;

  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as a member of a team;

  • Perform other duties as assigned;

  • Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements, and activities. Reference and follow organizational policies and procedures, seeking clarity as needed.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience working in public health, environment, advocacy or a field that relates to the applicant’s specific technical approach, including at least five years (5) years’ senior-level experience with managing international policy, advocacy and/or communication projects;
  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, public policy, demography, environmental policy, communications, or related discipline;

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in policy, advocacy, or communications methodology, best practices, and approaches;

  • Knowledge of USG policies, procedures, and reporting requirements; and

  • Demonstrated results in strategically increasing both financial and political commitment for family planning and population health issues.

Standard office environment. Domestic and international travel may be required depending on project.

About the Organization

We are a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, we serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

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