South Sudan: Deputy Chief of Party – Programs LVRP

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Deputy Chief of Party – Programs

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for a Deputy Chief of Party – Programs for its Civil Society and Education Group; responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description.

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants may go to Winrock’s job page at www.winrock.org to complete an online application, submit a current resume and cover letter referencing LVRP-DCOP-Program** by May 15, 2016.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Deputy Chief of Party – Programs

LOCATION: Field – Juba, South Sudan

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society and Education

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Deputy Chief of Party – Programs will be responsible for overseeing for the Livelihood, Vulnerability and Resilience Program (LVRP). The LVRP is a community based program in South Sudan to increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable households and communities, leading in the long term to a reduction in need for humanitarian assistance, as well as reduced poverty, household hunger, and acute malnutrition. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. He/she will work closely with the Chief of Party, M&E and Learning Director and Deputy Chief of Party – Operations to ensure that the programmatic units achieve targets and implement high quality interventions. He/she will be based in Juba, South Sudan. The position will require frequent travel to field location sites within South Sudan.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead LVRP Program Department to make sure livelihood, community resilience, nutrition, WASH and related activities are implemented through a conflict and gender sensitive approach;

  • Monitor pace and scope of work, identifying risks and threats to achievement of programmatic targets and making recommendations to the CoP to make adjustments as needed to keep program on track;

  • Facilitate regular discussions around program targets including quantitative as well as qualitative indicators of project achievements

  • Support the Chief of Party in providing leadership, management, and technical direction of the project, including:

  • Ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors and focus on achieving results defined in the contract.

  • Act as key liaison between USAID/South Sudan and all other counterparts, implementing partners, and community stakeholders involved in the project.

  • Provide supervision, support, and direction to long- and short-term staff.

  • Analyze project impact and challenges to adaptively manage the project to meet or exceed results.

  • Ensure that women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project.

  • Prepare annual work plans and contribute to progress reports, and monitor the implementation of these plans.

  • Participate in regular field visits to the project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as the CoP during the CoP’s absence.

  • Any other tasks as assigned by the CoP.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

Master’s degree required, preferably in livelihood, international development, or rural development.

Experience:

  • 8-10 years’ experience required, preferably including technical and administrative experience overseas managing USAID-funded Livelihood, Community Resilience or rural development projects.

  • Experience must demonstrate the ability to work within and understand intricate government structures and to successfully administer programs under complex situations.

  • Technical and administrative experience in Africa is highly desired.

  • Proven track record managing complex and integrated programs in a post-conflict environment.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent managerial skills, particularly related to managing complex institutional relationships and interactions among a variety of entities.

  • Previous experience with a clear understanding of results-based approach to USAID-funded project implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

  • The ability to supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. Must be comfortable in high-level representational role.

  • Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage a multicultural team in several geographic locations within South Sudan.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English.

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