The goal of the Citizen’s Engagement Health program is to contribute to improvement in quality, availability and accessibility of health services. The purpose of the program is to increase the citizens’ voice for quality service delivery.
The key objectives for this program shall be
To ensure that communities in the selected districts can identify and articulate their needs, and are able to demand for quality services.
To ensure that the CSOs develop effective advocacy initiatives, and are able to represent the communities’ demands for better quality services; and
To build the technical and operational capacity of the CSOs to qualify them as potential direct recipients of future USAID funding. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) shall provide overall technical leadership to the project, transform the quality and delivery of advocacy interventions. S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills and professional relationships to fulfil the requirements of the program description. Experience interacting with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations including community based organizations is essential.
The DCOP will be responsible for the management of the project, including financial accountability, staffing, and work planning, and reporting. S/he should also be able to act for and represent the Chief of Party, as necessary. As the DCOP and the COP will be a team that complement each other’s strengths, a division of labour between the two positions, consistent with the skills and experience of each, will be designed.
Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned programme of more than US$10 million, ensuring that all programme goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.
Organise and direct the work of local staff and short-term advisors. Provide supervision, training and performance appraisals.
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional programme reports that meet donor requirements to appropriate World Vision Partnership staff.
Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability
Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements (such as A-110, A-122, A-133, 22 CFR 211, etc.) and local laws. Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex government funded projects.
Liaise with host government officials; coordinate and collaborate with top-level officials of the Ministry of Public Service and Labour, Ministry of Education, and other agencies related to the programme.
Discuss plans and strategies with different stakeholders to ensure proper understanding of the project’s concepts, including time frame.
Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.
Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.
Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and WVUS International Programs Group headquarters staff.
Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audits.
Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.
M&E, Representation & Other.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
The Deputy Project Director has responsibility for overall project operations.
S/he will handle management of both the central office and provide oversight to the field-based sites, in terms of staffing, facilities, procurement, reporting, and finances.
The Deputy will be familiar with the technical components of the project and the support services they required, and be able to represent the Project in public presentations of Project programs.
The Deputy will ensure that project operations and sub-grantee management activities are fully compliance with USAID regulations and integrated with host-country.
The applicant must demonstrate strong experience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity of local organizations and subgrantees in U.S. government (USG) - supported grants.
Coaching, advising, and enforcement are essential functions of this position.
As the nature of this project is advocacy and accountability, the most competitive candidates will have experience in monitoring and evaluation of advocacy and accountability programs.
A Masters’ degree or higher in a relevant field (management social sciences public health etc.).
Minimum of 10 years of experience in development working with on issues of advocacy and community empowerment.
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of advocacy decentralisation in the Tanzanian context Tanzania’s sociopolitical economy and health and education sectors.
Demonstrated track record of leading designing and delivering influencing campaigning and advocacy programs.
Demonstrated ability to be a motivator and leader of change drawing on excellent communication skills to drive transformation.
Developed abilities to motivate and persuade at high levels (for organizational change).
Experience in developing effective communication and advocacy strategies.
Excellent judgment conceptual and analytical thinking ability.
Proven experience of capacity strengthening & advisory work as well as facilitation mentoring & coaching skills.
Proven experience in partnership building and networking at various levels.
Ability to address rights (women children youth and other vulnerable groups) in the design/delivery of influencing work.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out.
Experience working with Civil Society Organizations in advocacy training and institutional capacity building.
Minimum 5 years experience managing donor-funded development programs with demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain complex systems and procedures involving multiple implementation sites.
multiple partners and diverse beneficiaries.
Demonstrated strong analytical managerial leadership communications and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability in the management of large integrated programs in developing countries.
Familiarity with USG programs their history and their development.
Mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.
Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
Leadership of large and diverse teams diplomacy.
Strong presentation skills, speaking and writing.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
Ability to communicate in local Tanzanian languages helpful.
Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program ensuring that all program goals are met through proper design, staffing and implementation.
Organise and direct the work of local staff and short-term advisors. Provide supervision training and performance appraisals.
Establish and maintain effective project reporting evaluation and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional program reports that meet donor requirements to appropriate World Vision Partnership staff.
Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex government funded projects.
Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and WVUS IPG headquarters staff.
Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable allocable prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audits.
Liaise with host government officials local communities and other stakeholders as appropriate.
Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting agricultural assistance surveys and rapid appraisal design.
Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned including administrative and planning functions.
Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.
Perform other duties as required.