OVC Chief of Party (COP)

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OVC Chief of Party (COP)

  • Post Date:October 29, 2022
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Family Aid Caring Trust (FACT) is a Christian national development NGO based in Zimbabwe. It implements sustainable development initiatives to improve people’s livelihood, Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV Prevention, HIV and AIDS care and support as well as health activities. FACT seeks the services of project staff to implement activities that

  • Improve access to HIV care and treatment services for children, adolescents, and youth;
  • Strengthen child and family safety skills through improved access to HIV and GBV prevention, GBV response, and child protection services;
  • Improve economic stability and educational attainment for vulnerable children and their families; and
  • Strengthen local systems for planning, coordinating, monitoring and assuring the quality of services for vulnerable children and their families.

Reporting to: Country Director
Location: Mutare

Purpose of job:

FACT Zimbabwe seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Chief of Party (COP) for a five-year Orhpans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program Activity for Manicaland and Masvingo provinces of Zimbabwe. The goal of the program is; To improve health, safety, education, and stability outcomes for the OVC, adolescents, and youth affected and infected by HIV in Zimbabwe. The COP will be responsible for overall project management and performance, including providing the vision and leadership to attain technical objectives for project success, providing financial and administrative oversight, and identifying and mitigating implementation risks. The COP will serve as the primary point of contact representing the project with USAID, the MOHCC, other donors, implementing partners, and key stakeholders, including the private sector, to ensure program alignment, complementarity, and optimization of resources.

Essential Functions

  • Provide strategic leadership to the program team to ensure technical excellence, financial stewardship, and compliance with FACT Zimbabwe and USAID policies.
  • Establish and support a performance management system for the achievement of high-quality results by FACT, its partners, and subgrantees so that all deliverables are met on time and within budget.
  • Serve as the activity representative and work collaboratively with USAID, other donors, the MOHCC, local government authorities and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensure the activity is in alignment and integrated with, and sustained by, the Government of Zimbabwe’s policies and strategies.
  • Supervise and support financial and administrative staff to provide strong financial management and smooth implementation of all activities under this cooperative agreement.
  • Oversee implementing partners and provide technical and managerial oversight and coaching for their performance.
  • Oversee and support the program team in the timely submission of Activity work plans, target requests, and other requests from USAID and MOHCC.
  • Lead the Activity’s senior management team.


  • Master’s degree in Public health, Social Sciences, or related field. A PHD will be anadded advantage.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience managing, designing, and implementing, multimillion- dollar, donor-funded health/OVC programs in Zimbabwe and/or other Southern African contexts. Previous experience as a Chief of Party/Technical Director preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management, including rules and regulations.
  • Excellent leadership qualities and in-depth knowledge on Case Management and Child Protection issues.
  • Experience in education systems strengthening, community health, capacity building of communities, quality improvement, and policy development.
  • Experience in conducting research and resource mobilization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, stakeholders and line Ministries.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and English language oral presentation skills

How to apply:

Interested candidates can submit application letters together with detailed CV to: [email protected]  not later than 31 October 2022 COB.

Please write the name of the post on the subject of the email i.e. “CHIEF OF PARTY”.

FACT commits itself to protecting children whom its staff, volunteers as well as outsiders may come into contact with. The organization’s mandate is to serve the best interest of all children through protection from abuse, harm and exclusion, child participation and development in all its programs.

FACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in terms of race, tribe, place of origin, political opinion, colour, creed, gender, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS status or, subject to the Disabled Persons Act [Chapter 17:01].

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be notified.