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Position Title Chief of Party - Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program, DRC
Requisition Number 16-0007
Post Date 1/28/2016
City Lubumbashi
Description Summary: The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of a large USAID OVC program in the DRC. The Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for all aspects of program implementation and coordination with other programs, partners, and Government of Democratic
Republic of Congo entities. The Chief of Party acts as the principal liaison with USAID and is the supervisor of all other program personnel. He/she will be based in Lubumbashi, Katanga.

Specific Duties:
• 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
• Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners
• 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 donor requirements, policies and regulations.
• Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government
• As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
• 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;
• Oversee 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

Required Skills:

• Fluency in both French and English;
• Not less than 10 years of relevant senior activity management experience managing large donor-funded, child-focused programs;
• No less than 5 years of experience in a range of child protection interventions/approaches for vulnerable children in francophone Africa;
• Demonstrated experience pursuing child-level outcomes from household-level
• Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries;
• Master's degree preferred in public health, social work, management or related field.
• Previous experience as Chief of Party preferred
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