WVV Chief Of Party – CTIP project in Viet Nam
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World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization working to improve the quality of life of people, especially children who are marginalized and living in poverty.
World Vision helps all who are in need, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met.
World Vision Vietnam (WVV) has been funded from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non-Sponsorship (PNS)/grants (30%).
WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 93% are Vietnamese nationals.
WVV is operating in 4 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Hai Phong), Central (Thanh Hoa, Quang Tri and Da Nang) and South (Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, Dak Nong).
WVV’s Area Program (AP) usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty.
A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.
Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.
The Chief of Party has the ultimate responsibility for directing and establishing systems for the activity for achieving the performance results in the activity areas, and for determining the appropriate staffing pattern in support of its technical approach. S/He will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will have an overall responsibility for coordination of all activities and staff of the anticipated Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) program, with a projected award length of five years and estimated budget of $4M - $9.99M. The Chief of Party (CoP) shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work proactively and collaboratively to support the various entities in Vietnam including the local government officials, local institutions, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate. S/he will also provide strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to children’s protection and educational outcomes.
- Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring all objectives are met through
- Build capacity of key staff and partners through promotion of evidence-based promising practices and lessons learned.
- Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with protection and counter trafficking technical skills.
- Lead grant operations staff including finance, M&E, and communications.
- Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects.
- Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.
- Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure project staff submit accurate and timely financial reports, forecasts, and burn rate analyses to donors and Support Office staff.
- Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.
- Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor and World Vision US.
- Communicate, as soon as possible, with leadership and coworkers on any programme quality issue for it to be addressed collectively.
- Contribute to the preparation and writing of World Vision Vietnam’s annual reports by providing all data and information related to the project. Oversee the M&E implementation framework of the project in alignment with WV's strategy, standards, guidelines, and processes.
- Undertake frequent field monitoring visits to ensure proper and accurate implementation of the project by staff and partners
- Develop or adapt and disseminate diagnostic, analysis and reporting tools that will help field staff to better document and share the impacts of the project.
- Develop innovative approaches to monitor the performance and effectiveness of the project.
- Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact on project objectives.
- Liaise with local government officials, local institutions, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.
- Represent the project in relevant external stakeholder engagements with government, UN, and partner organizations. Ensure that technical staff, project manager/coordinators participate in meetings and activities of protection and counter trafficking working groups/ clusters in their respective regions and share reports on these meetings and activities.
- Provide regular technical support to project field staff through targeted training, tools, and resources to facilitate effective and quality implementation.
- Facilitate the introduction of innovative practices, methodologies, or approaches in the implementation of the project where / when possible.
- Actively contribute to promote collaboration and leveraging existing World Vision Vietnam and peer organizations' programming to maximize program impactEnsure that technical and high-quality standards in implementing the project
- Provide oversight to project learning, reflection, and evidence-dissemination with key staff and project partners/sub-grantees.
Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
Required Professional Experience
- Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in international development.
- In-depth expertise and experience in trafficking in persons and/or labor exploitation and demonstrate their experience in leading training or activities in this subject area
- Expertise in promoting change in the Trafficking in Person (TIP), human rights promotion and protection space
- Have excellent training and experience in working with local communities on self-identified solutions with demonstrated sustainability
- S/he must have demonstrated capabilities in high-level strategic visioning and working effectively with local government and the community.
- Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar sized donor-supported programs.
- Skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English language.
- Demonstrated ability to work constructively with both senior level of government officials and local community leaders.
- Have excellent training and experience in working with local communities on self-identified solutions with demonstrated sustainability.
- Leadership competence, self-motivated and a team player.
- Leadership and key personnel who are fluent in local languages and have experience in the local culture are highly desired and preferred. A Cooperating Country National (CCN) is highly preferred
- Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums
Required Education,training, license,registration, and certification
- A Master’s degree in management, international development, political science, or a related field
- Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in international development. minimum 3 years USAID/USG award management experience, and 5 years international grant management experience.
- In-depth expertise and experience in trafficking in persons and/or human rights promotion/protection and demonstrate their experience in leading training or activities in this subject area
Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
- Fluency in English (verbal and written)