Chief Of Party USAID OVC Project: J.F. Kapnek Trust Deadline: 14 April 2022

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Chief Of Party USAID OVC Project: J.F. Kapnek Trust

Deadline: 14 April 2022

Reporting to : Country Director

Location : Harare


JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary

The Chief of Party's responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. The selection of the applicant is subject to USAID approval. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, experience in developing countries and skills to ensure coherence and consistency despite urgent deadlines.

Key responsibilities

Identification of issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments; Provide overall technical and management leadership and financial oversight including managing partner relations and ensuring technical and management excellence; Liaise closely with the Government of Zimbabwe and relevant ministries to promote harmonization and collaboration among ministries, the private sector and NGOs; Work with and build capacity of consortium partners providing health, social protection, education, and economic strengthening services to vulnerable children, adolescents and their families; Represent the project to USAID, Government of Zimbabwe and other key stakeholders.


Master's Degree or higher in international development, public health, business administration, social sciences, or a closely related field;10+ years of experience designing, implementing and managing large-scale projects involving multiple partners, preferably in Zimbabwe; At least ten (10) years of management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs; Experience with OVC, child protection / welfare, HIV prevention programming, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, quality improvement, or policy development; Experience interacting with government agencies and officials and international donor agencies; Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English; additional languages such as Shona or Ndebele is a plus; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Management experience with US Government cooperative agreements, grants, or contracts; Zimbabwean nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

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