Recruiter: World Vision Kenya , Nairobi | Contract Type: Contract / Casual | Salary range: Confidential

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Deputy Chief of Party - OVC (Kenya)

Purpose of Position

World Vision Kenya seeks Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID Local Partner Service Delivery Activity (LPSDA)-OVC Activity. The role is responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community-level service delivery. The DCOP reports directly to the COP and takes a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions and ensures the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. S/he assumes the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP. S/he coordinates among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and interacts with numerous GoK institutions and representatives, particularly at the county-level. S/he is be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches. S/he must have a broad vision linked with a clear understanding of how to get things done amid the constraints of the country context. The DCOP shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Kenya.

Major Responsibilities

Planning, Implementation and Management (40%)

  • Providing technical oversight and lead the HIV, OVC, FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition interventions implemented by the project;
  • Lead in preparation of work plans and ensure that performance schedules are observed and outputs are completed.
  • Ensure daily operations of overall HIV, OVC, FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition project implementation activities are on schedule and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead time to secure the necessary approvals
  • Ensure project strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards
  • Coordinate project work, ensuring all project goals are met through proper design and implementation.
  • Provide supervision, training and evaluate performance of Technical Specialists;
  • Provide technical support to technical specialists from implementing partners.
  • Demonstrate strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws
  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available

Monitoring Evaluation and Budget Control(30%)

  • Provide leadership and oversight of quality improvement and quality assurance activities.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements
  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO IPGs
  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits
  • Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication
  • Steer documentation and sharing of knowledge

Networking and collaborations (25%)

  • Under the direction of the CoP represents the project and WV to USAID, local USAID Mission and other in-country cooperating partners, international and national project/consortium partners, UN Agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Promote effective networking, linkages to other programs and institutional strengthening on implementing partners and Community based organizations.
  • Liaise with Ministry officials; coordinate and collaborate with top-management officials of Government of Kenya and its relevant line ministries and other agencies related to the project.

Others 5%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, public health, medicine, management, business administration, or a related field
  • Eight years of experience in a senior role managing, complex technical service delivery programs of similar scope and dollar value.
  • Five years’ experience in partnership building, especially with the government representatives, donors, the private sector, and local community organizations.
  • Proven ability to manage technical teams and ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals
  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Kenya
  • Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs
  • Past experience of working with USG supported projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local Kenyan languages (i.e. Swahili and other local languages).
  • Excellent past performance references (Three contacts should be provided with e- mail address,
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables.

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