Deputy Chief of Party - Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity (USAID funded Project)

Job Description

Title: Deputy Chief of Party - Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity (USAID funded Project)

Company Name: World Vision Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master degree in Development Studies or relevant degree, or equivalent experience in
∎ program management in developing countries

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ World Vision Bangladesh is currently accepting applications for a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity. The anticipated goal of this activity is to improve the nutrition outcomes of pregnant and lactating women and children less than five years old in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Community Nutrition Activity will address the inequitable nutrition outcomes of the most vulnerable segments of the population through a targeted community-health system strengthening approach.
∎ This activity is expected to be a five-year program in the $25-50M range. The solicitation is expected to be released in April 2021 and awarded in September 2021. The position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
∎ 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.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Direct and oversee World Vision and consortia member's work in the USAID 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

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 35 years
∎ 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
∎ Fluency in written and spoken English
∎ 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)
∎ Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred
∎ Ideal candidates would have 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.
∎ 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.

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Medical allowance, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Festival Bonus: 1
∎ Benefits are applicable as per organizational structure and policy.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 17 Apr 2021

Company Information:
∎ 7 Apr 2021
∎ World Vision Bangladesh
∎ Address : Abedin Tower (2nd floor), 35 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka - 1213, P.O. Box: 9071
∎ Business : World Vision (WV) is an established international Christian humanitarian development and advocacy organization dedicated for working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their fullest potential by tackling the causes of poverty & injustice. It serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender or ability.

World Vision is committed to first do no harm to children or adult beneficiaries, to respect the rights of all beneficiaries, and to uphold the best interests of children as a primary consideration in all actions and decisions; accordingly all the recruits will go through specific checks and compliance procedures in accordance to its Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy.

World Vision Bangladesh has zero tolerance towards incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. World Vision Bangladesh as Child Safe Organization discourages anyone to apply with prior record of conviction related with child neglect, abuse and exploitation.

Female are specially encourage to apply.

Category: NGO/Development