Job Title: Chief of Party, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 31 December 2012
Danya International, Inc. (Danya) provides technology-enabled services to achieve social impact for the government, nonprofit, and commercial sectors. Danya is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, and has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Nairobi, Kenya
Danya's core competencies include information technology (IT), research and evaluation, behavior change communication (BCC), education and training, capacity building, and program management support. Recently recognized as the U.S. Government Contractor of the Year, Danya is dedicated to outstanding service and creativity. We not only use the latest technology, but we also strive to apply it in a way that enhances the human experience. We use technology to innovate with social impact!
Danya is seeking Chief of Party candidates to lead an upcoming multi-year project that will provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support and build the capacity of USAID/Uganda. The anticipated start date for the position is early 2013. This position is contingent upon award.
SUMMARY SCOPE OF WORK: Under supervision of the Vice President, Africa Programs, the Chief of Party (COP) will provide technical leadership and implementation management of the monitoring, evaluation and learning project in Uganda. The position will be responsible for achieving project results on time, within budget and in compliance with USAID and Danya policies and procedures.
RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide programmatic leadership, ensuring that project activities are technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to USAID needs. Meet with USAID on a regular basis and represent the project before USAID/Uganda, Government of Uganda, implementing partners and other stakeholders Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs and community groups for smooth implementation Mentor, support and supervise project staff and directly manage the key technical team Facilitate the development of annual project work plans and budgets and ensure the timely submission and quality of all project reports, materials, and publications, compliant with the contract agreement Ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Master's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience or a compatible combination of education and experience. Degree with post-graduate level training in international development, monitoring and evaluation, organizational development or related fields A minimum of 10 years' experience in the implementation of donor-funded international development projects Demonstrated experience to manage complex, multi-year, cross-sectoral development programs, preferably in Uganda or East Africa Demonstrated prior experience working with USAID Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects Expertise in research to practice identifying best practices and adapting them to program realities A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform Prior work experience in Uganda preferred
Unique Requirements Fluency in English Ability to travel nationally and internationally
Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, conveys good news and bad.
Quality: Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
Creativity/Innovation: Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
Competitive compensation package including relocation to Kampala, Uganda.
Danya is an equal opportunity employer
How to apply:
Please visit our website at www.danya.com/careers.asp. Click on International Positions and select the position that interests you.
Deadline: 31st Dec 2012