Closing date: 24 Apr 2017
Title Chief of Party
Department Name Program Delivery
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 systemic 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.
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated, PEPFAR-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. The five-year program will reduce HIV impact, vulnerability, and risk and increase the uptake of, and retention in, high impact HIV services among orphans and vulnerable children and adolescents in targeted communities in Zimbabwe. The program will support families and communities to increase the resilience of vulnerable children and other family members and to reduce susceptibility to HIV infection. The program will also contribute to achievement of PEPFAR and UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals by strengthening community platforms to engage with and support the devolution and scale up of clinical services at the local level.
Reporting to the Zimbabwe Country Director, the COP will be responsible for technical leadership and the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation, with a focus on achieving the UNAIDS fast track 90-90-90 targets in priority geographic areas, and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe, and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.
Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
Lead the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners
Act as a liaison to and ensure effective relationships with relevant donors, the GOZ and other key stakeholders
Lead all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work plans and budgets; oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, as well as review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources
Ensure compliance with Pact HQ and USAID requirements, policies, and regulations
As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policies; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
Provide and/or ensure the provision of training and mentoring to partners to strengthen their capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact human resource (HR) policies; oversee the management and development of project office HR to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced
Master’s Degree in public health, international development, or a closely related field
Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise, as demonstrated by a minimum of ten years of progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing, and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, five years of which must have been in a COP or Director role on a USG cooperative agreement, grant and/or contract
At least five years’ experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, early childhood development, health, and nutrition, including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research
Proven experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs
Experience in interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
Experience and understanding of Zimbabwe’s OVC and HIV/AIDS response, social protection sector and framework for vulnerable children and adolescents, and PEPFAR 3.0 priorities
Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description
Experience living and working in Zimbabwe; country nationals strongly preferred
Oral and written fluency in English, with strong oral presentation skills
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please click link: http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33f10000012LoD