World Vision International Rwanda
Posted February 18, 2021 at 09:13 by Tohoza INFO: Search & Find in Rwanda

Deputy Chief of Party (Deputy Program Director) at World Vision International Rwanda – CLOSE: 25/02/2021



World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 28 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions are currently reaching more than 1.5 million people.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the role of Deputy Chief of Party (Deputy Program Director). This critical position will be based at the Kigali Head Office and reporting to the Chief of Party.

Purpose of the position:

The Deputy Chief of Party (Deputy Program Director) is responsible for the management of the anticipated USAID-funded Homes and Communities Activity. This potential five-year award will improve home and community support for literacy learning. S/he ensures proper grant implementation, financial accountability, staffing, planning and reporting as assigned by Chief of Party. Please note that this position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will be responsible for providing technical input to guide planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. S/he will also be responsible to liaise with counterparts and partners at the technical level, provide opinion on the soundness and feasibility of new approaches, train staff on key concepts and improve their technical competencies, and manage an effective learning process to make adjustments as needed.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected


Direct and oversee World Vision’s work in an assigned grant, ensuring that all grant goals are met

grant goals are met on time and within the budget


Research new funding opportunities and develop funding proposals

Funding is available for grant implementation


Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term advisors.

Provide supervision, training and performance management.

Staff performance is at expected level, staff is motivated, short-term advisors know what is expected, and are able to deliver outcomes.

Capable and engaged team.


Establish and maintain effective reporting, evaluation, and internal communication.

Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

Effective reporting and monitoring are in place.

Reports are accurate and submitted on time.


Develop and update workforce planning.

Demonstrate strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws.

Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available.

Strong people management practices, workforce planning is up to date and is implemented as required


Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and Support Office (SO) IPGs

Grant is implemented within allocated budget

Accurate and diligent financial reporting is in place


Ensure grant expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits

Grant expenses are well managed


Oversee supplies and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements

Procurements plan is implemented in accordance with WV procurement systems and protocols

Supplies and equipment are available when required for grant implementation


Liaise with host government officials, local communities and other organizations as appropriate

Strong representation of grant on different level is established

Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by Chief of Party.

Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings

Spiritual nurture growth

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Master’s degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience in program management
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant working experience. Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in Rwanda is desirable
  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country
  • Experience in integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming)
  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain good relations with relevant partners including government, donors and other partners
  • Familiarity with USAID requirements
  • Strong presentation and report writing skills
  • Well-organized, able to work independently, skilled at handling multiple tasks, diplomatic and able to adhere to deadlines.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums
  • Understanding of education sector policies and strategies in Rwanda
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience in managing and/or supporting education programming, preferably at the Director or Deputy Director level.

Work Environment:

 Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 25th February 2021; no late applications will be accepted.

World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.


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