Deputy Chief of Party-Karabo ea Bophelo

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 10 April 2018

Job Description

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Project Overview

The anticipated USAID-funded project “Karabo ea Bophelo” (KB) project will work to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru and Mohale’s Hoek districts, Lesotho.

Position Purpose

Reporting to Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for working with the COP, as well as the technical and operational teams to lead the daily implementation of the project. S/he will support the project team to meet the project’s technical objectives, manage project staff and financial resources and liaise with project stakeholders and partners. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming by providing technical leadership, hands-on staff supervision and providing support to sub-grantees (as applicable).
  • Contribute to project planning, including the development of annual work plans and budgets, as well as overseeing the alignment of the budget to expected results.
  • Ensure the cost-effective use of resources, including thorough review of budgets.
  • Lead drafting project performance reports, including quarterly and annual reports to USAID, and other required project reporting.
  • Help recruit and supervise project staff in line with Pact HR policies.
  • In coordination with the COP, act as liaison to USAID, Government of Lesotho (GOL), and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure project compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • Represent Pact at conferences, working groups and meetings to support Pact’s thought leadership.
  • Serve as Acting COP in the COP’s absence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • MPH/MPA/MBA or masters in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience (a minimum of four years) as a senior manager of complex grants programs (preferably USAID-funded), with in-depth knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the following programming areas: OVC, HIV prevention, AGYW (including DREAMS), child welfare and protection, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, and/or policy development.
  • Demonstrated experience with organizational development.
  • Strong program/grants management, financial, audit and computers skills, as well as strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Local candidates encouraged to apply

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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