Deputy Chief of Party

Job
from World Vision
Closing date: 31 May 2018

Purpose of the Position:

World Vision is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (CoP) for the anticipated 3-year USAID-funded Marawi Response Project. The project purpose is to advance durable solutions for individuals displaced by the Marawi crisis in a manner that reduces the threat of conflict and extremism. The project objectives are: 1) Support local economic development that would sustain economic recovery through credit, ease of doing business and strengthening market access/linkages, employment and livelihood opportunities; and 2) Strengthening social cohesion by strengthening participatory governance, improving local service delivery and increasing host community stability.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) is responsible for overseeing the administrative, financial and accountability requirements of the USAID Marawi Response project. S/he will manage the financial and procurement management system and the day-to-day operations of the project. In the absence of the CoP, the DCoP shall assume full responsibility for the project.

The Deputy CoP has responsibility for overall project operations. S/he should be familiar with the technical components of the project and the required support services as detailed in the grant agreement. The Deputy CoP ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with USAID regulations and aligned to World Vision operations.

The Deputy CoP needs to have clear understanding on delivering locally-driven and community-centered approaches, strong experience in participatory leadership as well as managing projects in adherence to project objectives, performance requirements and USAID regulations. Upon CoP request, the Deputy CoP would represent the grant to USAID and other stakeholders, such as but not limited to the Philippine national government, regional (ARMM) and local government offices of the city of Marawi, including Task Force Bangon Marawi and member agencies and other critical partners to provide high-level support and sustainability of project interventions.

Major Responsibilities:

Oversee Project Operations:

  • Direct and oversee World Vision's work in Marawi Response project, ensuring that project objectives are met, particularly the administrative, financial and accountability requirements of the project
  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments to the Chief of Party
  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with USAID rules and regulations to ensure clean audits
  • Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with World Vision and USAID requirements

People Management:

  • Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors, set individual performance objectives cascaded from project objectives to all staff hired in the project.
  • Provide supervision, training and performance management coaching and feedback.
  • Support Staff Learning and Development according with WVI policy.
  • Develop and update workforce planning
  • Ensure strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws
  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available

Effective and accurate reporting and communication:

  • Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication
  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet USAID requirements
  • Networking and Liaison with different stakeholders
  • Liaise with Philippine government officials, local communities, and other organizations as appropriate
  • When delegated by CoP, represent the project in meetings with USAID and other stakeholders
  • Close cooperation with WVDF GAM lead on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements

Other responsibilities:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions
  • Support CoP in leading the project team and providing opportunity to strengthen their faith as appropriate

Requirements:

  • Master degree or higher and 7 years work experience or work experience of 10 years,
  • Familiarity with USAID requirements, their history and their development
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with many types of stakeholders, including USAID, officials from various levels of government, civil society and others; Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong experience in financial management, preferably with USAID programs similar in scope or size

  • Minimum of seven years of experience living or working in a developing country is desirable

  • At least seven years of relevant, progressively responsible experience with a proven track record of implementing and/or managing projects or programs focusing on the relevant areas. Able to demonstrate that s/he has the requisite experience to manage a robust financial and procurement management system

  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written)

  • Understanding of the local language and dialect/s (e.g. Tagalog, Maranao, Bisaya) is preferred

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

  • At least 4 years of the international development experience of either the Director or Deputy Director (or of each); must involve implementation and management of large-scale grant/ programme activities

  • Understanding of the humanitarian industry

  • Minimum level of understanding of local language

  • Experience in managing large teams

  • At least 7 year experience implementing and managing large international grants

How to apply:

Please send your CV to felix_matiasii@wvi.org