Project Administration and Compliance Director (Health Team)
The Intersection of Calling and Career
World Vision is hiring a Project Administration and Compliance Director, CDC Grant within the International Programs Group (IPG) at World Vision US.
At a Glance
Role: Project Administration and Compliance Director, CDC Grant
Location: U.S. Based (Washington, DC preferred)
Reports to: Associate Vice President, Health
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (eight years) in business administration, finance, grant, or related field. Advanced degree highly desirable (JD, MBA, etc.). Experience in program administration and implementation in fragile/conflict settings including experience in health systems strengthening, immunization, surveillance, supply chain management, and community highly desirable.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the USA for any employer.
Travel: Up to 25% international travel to include development and fragile contexts.
Salary Range: $98,427- $161,275. Applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location. Please note the typical hiring range is $104,711- $129,851 a year. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. This range applies to many major U.S. cities. A different salary range may apply based on work location, in alignment with the local labor market. See Salary Range & Benefits section below for more details on our compensation and benefits. World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on our organization intranet known as The Vine.
World Vision is seeking a Project Administration and Compliance Director for an anticipated project titled, “Strengthening immunization program implementation in sub-national consequential geographies,” which is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC seeks to partner with NGOs in a multi-country program to reach children in consequential geographies with routine immunizations and support health systems with capacity strengthening and resources for infectious disease surveillance.
The Project Administration and Compliance Director will ensure the successful implementation of the CDC-funded project to identify and vaccinate zero and under-dose children, support polio eradication, measles mortality reduction and regional measles and rubella elimination, hepatitis B and maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) surveillance; global laboratory networks for polio and measles/rubella; planning and implementation of supplemental immunization campaigns; and strengthening of immunization delivery systems and capacities in high priority countries.
Reporting to the Senior Project Director, the Project Administration and Compliance Director is responsible for providing supervisory and management support to subawardees of the project. S/he assures compliance and provides overall grant management support to the program. S/he interprets USG and other donor regulations for the project’s management staff. S/he interprets USG and other donor regulations for the project’s management staff. As a member of the project’s Senior Management Team, the Project Administration and Compliance Director also promotes an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, and helps carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies.
In addition, the Project Administration and Compliance Director also conducts trainings on compliance, performs internal control assessments, conducts financial reviews and follow-up of recommendations, identifies training needs, and develops country-specific curriculum to address the needs. S/he supervises and mentors Finance and Compliance staff. S/he develops and implements strategies to prevent or reduce compliance-related liabilities within the project. S/he also provides oversight of coordination; monitors program implementation; maintains relationships with project partners and key stakeholders; supports countries’ health system strengthening, strategic plans, and reports; and develops/utilizes systems to track subawardee performance. The primary function of this position is to strengthen the capacity of subawardees for grant management and ensure high quality, compliant service provision.
The Project Administration and Compliance Director will support the Senior Project Director in communication with supported countries, development of the Country Operating Plan (COP), planning annual targets, and ensuring appropriate use of resources. S/he will assist with identifying areas of concern within the project and work with the program team to find viable solutions. S/he will work with the MEL team to ensure continuous quality improvement. The position will work closely with the Technical Director so that the budget corresponds to and reinforces supported countries’ activities. Across all efforts, s/he will set standards for an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, and help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word, and sign.
Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Selection of the final applicant is subject to CDC approval. The project is anticipated to begin in June 2024.
Your Responsibilities Will Include:
- 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.
- Organize and direct the work of local staff and short-term advisors. Provide supervision, training and performance appraisals.
- Establish leadership and personal credibility to implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
- Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements, and local laws. Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex projects.
- Strengthen capacity of local organizations for grant management and compliance
- 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 audits.
- Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.
- Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting collaboration, learning, and adaptation activities.
- Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as a member of a team. Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements, and activities. Reference and follow organizational policies and procedures, seeking clarity as needed.
You Bring These Skills:
Experience as a senior project director 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 CDC and/or other bilateral funding agencies. Requires experience managing sub-grants and contracts under grants for complex projects. English required, French or Portuguese language skills preferred. Experience overseeing multi-country program from remote location. Experience in remote management of multi-country program.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (eight years) in business administration, finance, grant, or related field. Advanced degree desirable (JD, MBA, etc.). In addition to education or education equivalent, requires 8 years of work experience in public sector law and contract law. Gateway 2 Grants and TOT certification required. Previous supervisory work experience required. Must undertake a minimum of 10 hours per year of continuing education in compliance, contract, legal issues and regulations related to Private Voluntary Organizations. Experience in program administration and implementation in fragile/conflict settings including experience in health systems strengthening, immunization, surveillance, supply chain management, and community highly desirable.
Salary Range & Benefits:
- The full range for this position is $98,427- $161,275. This applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location.
- Typical hiring range is $104,711- $129,851 a year. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity.
- World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on the Vine.
- In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round our total compensation package. Click here to learn more. Additionally, merit, auto allowance and relocation may be available to eligible employees based on existing plans.
Where This Job Could Take Your Career:
You’ll be part of World Vision USA as well as part of the larger World Vision International Partnership. Globally, we have over 40,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries (~1,000 staff with World Vision US).
About World Vision:
We're a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to empower them as they reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For nearly 70 years, World Vision has followed Jesus' example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. We serve every child regardless of faith.
What Happens Next?
We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. If questions arise on our end, we will message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to connect with additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time. All interviews will be virtual at this time.