Chief of Party, PACE – Washington, D.C.

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 Chief of Party 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.

Provide technical oversight, administration, fiscal management, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the project. Provide overall leadership and strategic direction. Effectively implement the project vision; supervise personnel; guide office operations, and liaise with donors, partners, and WVUS IPG. Promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.

Organize and direct the work of local staff and short-term advisors. Provide supervision, training and performance appraisals. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate, and professional program reports that meet donor requirements to appropriate World Vision Partnership staff.

Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.

Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and WVUS IPG headquarters staff. Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audits. May oversee multiple sub-grantees.

Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements. Liaise with host government officials, local communities, and other organizations as appropriate. Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting surveys and rapid appraisal design. Perform other duties as required.

Required Experience
Master’s degree preferred.

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.

Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Position Type

Working Environment / Conditions
Extensive travel required.

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