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Chief of Party

  • Contractor
  • Dakar Senegal
  • TBD USD / Year
  • World Vision profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

World Vision

World Vision is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for a GAVI funded multi-country program in West Africa. This program will reach zero-dose children (children who do not receive any routine vaccine) with immunization services in selected countries in fragile and conflict settings. This program aims to effectively reach systematically missed communities and zero-dose children by focusing on:

  1. Populations and displaced communities living in areas outside government control, in fragile and conflict settings and along borders and
  2. Mobile populations, including refugees, residing and moving across borders in areas not reached by governments.

An enhanced understanding of these settings, new approaches to reach the target populations and a commitment to evaluation and learning will be required to achieve the project’s objectives.

Here’s where you come in:

As Chief of Party for a GAVI funded multi-country program in West Africa, you will be responsible for leading all technical, financial, and administrative aspects of the program and will coordinate closely with GAVI, and the West Africa region in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall implementation strategy. You will be the principal liaison between GAVI, the region, implementing offices program partners and World Vision US and will provide comprehensive technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting to GAVI and the partnership.

You will collaborate with the implementing country project teams, key stakeholders including GAVI, UN agencies and regionally based organisations, and support implementing offices to collaborate with their ministries and other key actors. You will provide strategic and high-level support for improving programme performance at the local level and overall sustainability of all programmatic interventions. You will oversee a team of international and national experts and support staff, prepare progress reports and annual work plans, align program activities with in-country policies and priorities, and ensure compliance with GAVI and World Vision rules and regulations.

Requirements include:

  • Advanced degree (PhD or MA/MSc) in a relevant field such as international development, social sciences, business administration, non-profit management, Public Health etc.
  • Certificate or diploma in humanitarian studies, leadership or relief operations
  • Hostile Environment or Security training
  • 10+ years of experience managing and leading programs in global health or related sectors in fragile or complex settings.
  • Demonstrated experience on bilateral and multilateral -funded project management that includes strategic and operational responsibilities and successful track record of supervising, designing, managing, and implementing program activities
  • English and French required (spoken and written).
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online by the application deadline of 31 MAR 2024.(Applications may close sooner if and when the right candidate is found).

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience 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!

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

deadline: 31-Mar-24

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