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Chief of Party

Company: World Council of Credit Unions, Inc
Location: Madison
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Call for Chief of PartyPrimary Purpose:World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is looking for experienced Chief of Party candidates to lead expected projects globally that promote financial inclusion, agricultural value chain development and financing, small and medium enterprise development, and affordable housing development.

Chief of Party Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, technical direction, and management oversight for all program activities to achieve program objectives, while ensuring compliance with donor and WOCCU policies and procedures, and applicable local laws.
  • Serve as the program's primary liaison with the donor, local partners and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the M&E system and provide oversight of activity monitoring and evaluation; ensure timely, effective reporting of WOCCU and country program progress and results.
  • Supervise project staff, consultants, subcontractors, and grantees, to ensure a common vision and timely and successful implementation of program activities.
  • Overall responsibility for the management and oversight of sub-contractor, employee, and other administrative and financial systems that support sound management of donor resources, and the security of staff and consultants, as well as security of physical and information items related to the program.
  • Build team spirit, camaraderie, and a shared vision, and demonstrate support for the wellbeing of both expatriate and national staff who are oftentimes working in a high-threat and stressful environment.Qualities:
    • Ability to make timely and strategic decisions, identify and resolve problems, in close collaboration with the donor.
    • Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff.
    • "Hands on" manager who is actively engaged in all aspects of program management.
    • Demonstrated past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming ideally.
    • Ability to adapt to potential changes in program objectives, and shifting political contingencies.Qualifications:
      • A Bachelor's degree in business/finance, political science, international relations, or related field is required; MA preferred.
      • Relevant work experience with a donor (preferably USAID), contractor or international NGO managing an office or program with demonstrated supervisory experience; experience managing multiple field offices highly desirable.
      • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience with complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries.
      • Demonstrated experience with activity design, development, and implementation in a post-conflict and/or transition setting.
      • Demonstrated experience with grant management, preferably in-kind and small grants, that require various and simultaneous procurements of goods and services.
      • Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment or security-challenged environments.
      • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing administrative and financial systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints, preferably also with experience managing activities remotely.
      • Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting); and procurement.
      • Experience overseeing the physical and information security of programs operating in transition in insecure environments preferred.
      • Fluency in written and oral English is required.Interested applicants should complete the online application by clicking "Apply Now."World Council of Credit Unions is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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