PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for the management of the project, including grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party.
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. The Deputy CoP ensures that grants operations and sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with USAID regulations and aligned to NO operations. Upon CoP request, the Deputy CoP would represent the grant to donors and other stakeholders.
- Direct and oversee World Vision and consortia member’s work in the DFAP program, ensuring that all program goals are met.
- Organize and direct the work of grant staff, short-term advisors and consortia partners.
- Provide supervision, training and performance management to project staff.
- Ensure consortia functions as one team with one vision and goal.
- Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.
- Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.
- Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas including those of partner organizations.
- Develop and update workforce planning.
- Demonstrate strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws.
- Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available.
- Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO IPGs.
- Ensure timely and effective start-up of activities and implementation plans in place to burn as per budget and detailed implementation plan.
- Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits.
- Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.
- Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, partners and other organizations as appropriate.
- Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.
- Act as CoP in his/her absence.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Master degree in one of core DFAP competencies or relevant degree, or equivalent experience in program management in developing countries.
- Familiarity with USAID requirements, their history and their development.
- At least 5 years of international development experience as either the Director or Deputy Director (or of each); must involve implementation and management of large-scale grant/ programme activities. Previous experience as DCoP with
- USAID grants is a plus.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID international assistance program requirements, preferably Food for Peace (FFP) and/or other bilateral funding agencies.
- Ability to integrate, lead and motivate teams of professionals around common goals.
- Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
- Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.
- Strong skills in financial, personnel, and process management.
- Diplomacy, strong presentation skills--oral and written.
- Excellent computer and internet skills are required.
- Sound abilities in short and long-term planning (including strategic planning).
- Expertise in one of the DFAP main sectors.
- Complementarity skills to the CoP skills.
- Experience in managing food security grants.
- Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Speaking Bangla is a plus.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.
- Previous experience working in Bangladesh preferred.
- Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.
- Ideal candidates would have an additional expertise (five years or more) in one or more of the following areas: food security programming, maternal/child health & nutrition, USG grants/compliance, food commodities/logistics, disaster
- risk management, resilience and/or gender.
Work Environment/Travel: Be prepared to be located remotely in the implementation area of the programme, travel to the capital city frequently, and travel regionally and internationally as required.