Chief of Party

Durham, North Carolina, United States | Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 21 December 2018
Posted on 21 November 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party (COP).

Position Summary:

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded PEPFAR related activity which will build on current investments made by USAID on HIV prevention, care and treatment focusing specifically on pregnant women, children and adolescents. This project will accelerate the ability of governments, organizations working with target populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that help with these efforts.

The COP will provide leadership, managerial and technical support throughout the implementation of the project and will be responsible for the administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all program activities. The COP will serve as the principal institutional liaison and is expected to have regular communication with the USAID Agreement Officer’s Representative. The COP is responsible for ensuring compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USG rules and regulations. The COP is responsible for ensuring sub-awardee compliance and monitoring quality of program implementation. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Description

  • Provide strategic direction, and technical leadership to the project to achieve expected project results within budget and timeframe
  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner. Serve as principal liaison to USAID and ensure high level of coordination and nurture relationships with all key stakeholders including partner organizations/at global level, on administrative, financial and programmatic matters related to the project;
  • Liaise with USG partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other USAID and HIV activities
  • Oversee report preparation to meet USAID and corporate reporting requirements to document program performance and monitor overall award compliance
  • Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.
  • Lead preparation of annual work-plans, project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials
  • Oversee a team of senior technical, program and finance staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members Supervising all project staff, including ensuring that field staff regularly prepare and update performance data;
  • Represent the project at regional, national and international forums, including technical conferences, policy briefings, etc.
  • Oversee and support capacity building and technical assistance efforts at the organizational and national levels to improve performance towards achieving the goals and objectives
  • Oversee management systems for the cost-effective implementation of all project activities
  • Oversee the project’s monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
  • Develop suitable scopes of work for the engagement and execution of technical assistance contracts as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or, social sciences, or related field
  • A minimum of ten years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing, managing and leading large development programs involving multiple partners, stakeholders and geographic target areas in a developing country
  • A minimum of five years prior experience as a Chief of Party or similar leadership role of similar size and complexity
  • A minimum of three years of experience providing specific technical direction and oversight of the development and management of HIV and/or OVC programs
  • Management experience with a USG cooperative agreement and familiarity with USAID agreement regulations. Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community and
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum MS Office.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions: https://www.fhi360.org/careers.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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