Chief of Party - OVC


Title Chief of Party - OVC
Location Kenya
Department Name Program Delivery
Pact Overview
Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systematic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated, USAID-funded program to improve the welfare and protection of orphans and vulnerable Children in Kenya. This position is contingent on award.

Position Purpose
Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the COP will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials.

Key Responsibilitlies
Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to donor requirements
Participate in the technical and programmatic implementation of sub-awardees, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to sub-awardee programs
Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources
Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations
Act as liaison to relevant donors, government and other stakeholders
Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies, overseeing the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced
Perform all other duties as required
Basic Requirements
At least seven years’ experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired
At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred
At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of Kenya, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations
At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs
Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description
At least Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred
Professional level of oral and written fluency in English
Type of Proposal USAID

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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-07-28

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