Technical Director, PACE – Washington, D.C.

Job Description
Ensure the successful implementation of United States Government (USG) grant funded project. Provide technical oversight, administration, fiscal management, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the project. Assemble and motivate a team of local staff and short-term-advisors. Promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

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.
Direct and oversee World Vision’s work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.
Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals for assigned program.
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.
Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements (such as A-110, A-122, A-133, 22 CFR 211, etc.) and local laws. Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex government funded projects.
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.
Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.
Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, and other organizations as appropriate.
Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting agricultural assistance surveys and rapid appraisal design.
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.
Required Skills
World Vision seeks a Technical Director for the anticipated Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Round 2 project. PACE Round 2 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. The project will advance USAID’s 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 (RH) and in turn, implement policies and programs to help meet unmet demand for family planning (FP). In addition, it 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. As a key part of the project’s senior leadership team, the Technical Director will play a pivotal role in developing the technically sound and cutting-edge strategies and approaches PACE Round 2 will apply to advance integration of FP/RH into cross-sectoral programs. S/he will also contribute significantly to the design and implementation of project buy-ins.

Required Experience
Minimum eight (8) years of experience working in population, health or environmental advocacy policy, research or communication or another field that relates to the applicant’s specific technical approach;
Master’s degree or higher in public health, international relations, environmental science or policy, economics, administration, or related discipline; and
Demonstrated technical skills and expertise relevant to this project which include – but are not limited to – advocacy, communications, monitoring and evaluation, health policy, youth, gender, private sector engagement, or equity.

Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Position Type

Working Environment / Conditions
Extensive travel required.

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