World Vision

Chief of Party

World Vision

Job Description

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

*Position is contingent on funding and donor approval. As Chief of Party (CoP), you will have overall responsibility for Coordination of all activities and staff of the anticipated USAID-funded Homes and Communities Activity. This potential five-year award will improve home and community support for literacy learning. You will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the activity and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and Local Government entities.

The Chief of Party shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Rwanda.

You will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. You will be expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise. You will also provide strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the Security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience in Program Management.
  • 10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with other key stakeholders such as governmental and non-governmental organizations in Rwanda.
  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.
  • Experience as a CoP or senior expert Advisor required.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.
  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.
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