Chief of Party All Children Reading

World Vision
November 24, 2020
washington, DC, District of Colombia
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
$120,000 - 130,000


At All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (a partnership of USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government), we are passionate about finding solutions for the 387 million children globally waiting for the opportunity to learn to read. We believe technology, when applied appropriately, can instigate breakthrough progress in advancing child literacy around the globe.

World Vision, on behalf of the Partners, is seeking a visionary and strategic leader committed to partnerships and innovative ideas to lead a dynamic and creative team of program management and communications professionals dedicated to advancing EdTech innovation and research that improves reading outcomes for marginalized children in low-resource contexts.

You’ll make a real impact by guiding a creative programming, communications and convening strategy that advances innovative approaches for transforming global literacy for children, including those with disabilities. As our next Chief of Party, you’ll also engage new funding and technical collaborators on behalf of, and in coordination with, ACR GCD’s Founding Partners. You’ll also help carry out World Vision’s Christian mission, vision, and strategies.

You’ll use expertise in partnership engagement, innovation, education technology, and child literacy in low-resource settings. You’re also an Agile leader who thrives in a team environment dedicated to improving collaboration and efficiency and spurring creativity.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure the successful implementation of the ACR GCD project. Provide technical oversight, fiscal management of partnership funding, appropriate staffing, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness.
  • Implement strategic activities that achieve the outcomes and goals outlined in ACR GCD’s Results Framework.
  • Oversee and manage the ACR GCD budget to ensure compliance as well as accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Engage the Partners, through regular meetings and communications, to build consensus and drive priorities in alignment with the ACR GCD strategy.
  • In addition to the Founding Partners, engage a diverse range of collaborators in the innovation, education, and technology spaces in identified shared impact opportunities.
  • Proactively review edtech sector landscape to ensure ACR GCD is filling a unique niche and catalyzing, where possible, the efforts of other sector leaders.
  • Develop and reach Partner consensus on an annual workplan; provide timely, accurate and regular reporting on the workplan; and identify and prioritize opportunities and risks associated with activities.
  • Track project milestones and adjust project plans and/or resources to meet identified ACR GCD objectives. Provide regular updates to the ACR GCD Partners, ensuring that changes to scope, budget, resources and risks are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Manage the Challenge Management team using Agile project management systems and processes, ensuring team members have appropriate technical capacity, work adheres to quality standards, and project deadlines are met.  Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements (such as A-110, A-122, A-133, 22 CFR 211, etc.) and local laws.
  • Mentor and coach staff to support their professional development and application of skills and knowledge to succeed in their roles.
  • Engage consultants and contract staff, as necessary, to meet project resource requirements and achieve agreed objectives.
  • Engage World Vision leadership and cross-sector teams to build awareness of ACR GCD and identify strategies to leverage ACR GCD to strengthen WV programming.
  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals for assigned program.
  • Represent ACR GCD in media or event speaking opportunities.
  • Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.
  • Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audits.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • 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.

Required Skills:

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Effective partnership cultivation and management skills
  • Strategic, innovative, and visionary thinker
  • Strong interpersonal and public relation skills
  • Staff management and coaching skills
  • Familiarity of ACR GCD activities and programs is preferred
  • Master's degree is required. Work experience in a complex NGO environment, managing major projects and initiatives; 7-10 years of relevant experience


*The position will be based in Washington DC, with travel up to 25%

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