World Vision

World Vision


Position: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), BHA Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Project
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: May, 25/2024 (0 days left)

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type:

Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Major Responsibility

  • Support the CoP with management and of technical aspects of the project, including planning, implementation, project results, and deliverables, by the project work plan; ensure clarity over plans and priorities, and encourage effective teamwork across the project team comprising staff from partner INGO and LNGO organizations.
  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes; design and oversee an annual project cycle under BHA’s annual planning cycles.
  • Assist CoP in building and maintaining productive working relationships with BHA, project partners, and key stakeholders while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and World Vision’s policies and procedures; serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
  • Manage consortium partnerships and maintain collaborative partner relations, ensuring that all partners are aware of the project’s expectations and are actively involved in achieving the objectives while using the project management tools developed or adapted for the consortium.
  • Coordinate the preparation of project deliverables, including annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, final project report and project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials by BHA deadlines and branding guidelines; oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports (in coordination with DME staff), and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets
  • Supervise a team of technical staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained among the team members. Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity.
  • Support the DME staff with facilitating strategy review, lesson learned, and pause and reflect activities, to ensure the effectiveness of strategy, and to learn for implementation and adapt the approach/process as necessary, as aligned with USAID’s focus on Coordinating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA).
  • Support the CoP by representing the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other forums, including technical conferences and policy briefings, and share information about project achievements and lessons learned within the organization and wider development community.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Master’s or advanced degree in humanitarian affairs, disaster response, or a closely related field.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required.

Required Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of senior-level management experience on donor-funded programs. Previous experience with management of USAID-funded programs is required, BHA preferred.
  • Previous Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience in 2 or more of the following specializations: humanitarian and emergency affairs, disaster preparedness and management, resilience, risk reduction, and/or related fields in Ethiopia.
  • Experience working in fragile contexts leading emergency responses and programs.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of USAID’s emergency response approaches and rapid response programming.
  • Proven experience in administrative and financial management for large projects and significant knowledge of BHA compliance, rules, and regulations.
  • Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar-sized international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning and thinking, management, supervision, and budgeting, and experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing staff and providing mentoring and capacity building.
  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects, and stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining strong and effective partnerships; including managing sub-grantees.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
  • Track record of a strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements.

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement:

Ability to travel within Ethiopia as required

World Vision is a child-focused organization that is committed to safeguarding all children as well as adult beneficiaries and has zero tolerance for incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. Therefore, World Vision does not hire staff whose background is not suitable for working with children or vulnerable adults, even if their role does not interact directly with them.

Disclaimer: World Vision Ethiopia is a reputable organization that values transparency and fairness in its recruitment process and does not solicit any money for any job application. We encourage all job seekers to be cautious of any job ads that require payment or personal information upfront. If you have any questions or concerns about our job ads or recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only