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Technical Director 4229

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Please note that the position is contingent on successful award of grant to World Vision and donor approval of key personnel position. Ensure the successful implementation of United States Government (USG) grant funded project. Provide technical oversight, administration, fiscal management, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the project. Assemble and motivate a team of local staff and short-term-advisors. Promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
+ Keep Christ central in individual and corporate life. Actively participate in and contribute to the spiritual disciplines of the organization (Christian conduct, devotions, chapel, prayer, worship); incorporate WV Core Values into decisions within scope of role.
+ Direct and oversee World Vision's work in an assigned program, ensuring that all program goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.
+ Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals for assigned program.
+ Organize 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.
+ Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, and other organizations 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.
+ Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as a member of a team.
+ Perform other duties as assigned.
+ Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements, and activities. Reference and follow organizational policies and procedures, seeking clarity as needed.
Required Experience
Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree preferred. In addition to education, requires a minimum of five years of experience in a specified sector to include assessment, evaluation and project design. Experience as a chief of party or senior expert advisor required. Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams. Requires knowledge of and familiarity with US Government international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other bilateral funding agencies. Requires experience managing sub-grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.
Job Location
washington dc, United States
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Working Environment / Conditions
Position based overseas in assigned rural area development program. Extensive travel required.
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