Chief of Party

  • Posted on 16 March 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire
  • Closing on 15 April 2020
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Job Description

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in civil society, peacebuilding, health, nutrition, education, economic development, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,500 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID project, Strengthen Resilience and Learning to Counter Violent Extremism in the Northern Border Areas of Côte d’Ivoire, with a budget between $25-$49 million.

Job Summary:

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. S/he will be the project’s main point of contact for USAID and all other stakeholders. The COP will also be responsible for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed and the objectives of the project are successfully met. It is expected that the COP will be located in Abidjan with anticipated project funded travel to the northern border areas.

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in civil society, peacebuilding, health, nutrition, education, economic development, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,500 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID project, Strengthen Resilience and Learning to Counter Violent Extremism in the Northern Border Areas of Côte d’Ivoire, with a budget between $25-$49 million.

Job Summary:

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. S/he will be the project’s main point of contact for USAID and all other stakeholders. The COP will also be responsible for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed and the objectives of the project are successfully met. It is expected that the COP will be located in Abidjan with anticipated project funded travel to the northern border areas.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead FHI 360’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the project.
  • Ensure that all assistance provided by the project is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and consultants.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all project activities.
  • Establish appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met.
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports.
  • Facilitate ongoing project learning and adaptive management.
  • Ensure that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360 and sub-awardee project staff, USAID, and key local stakeholders and partners.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 12 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in Côte d’Ivoire or other West African countries;
  • Master’s degree or its international equivalent (or equivalent professional experience) from an accredited university in a relevant field such as conflict resolution, international development, law, political science, or related social sciences;
  • Demonstrated success across the whole range of project management responsibilities including: strategic program planning; work planning and budgeting; financial, administrative, contractual management and oversight;
  • Experience designing and implementing preventing or countering violent extremism (P/CVE), community development and resilience, youth engagement, peacebuilding, and/or civic education activities;
  • Demonstrated success in relationship management with multiple clients; oversight of program monitoring and evaluation; and documentation of results for USAID-funded programs;
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English and French required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations, as well as mentor national staff;
  • Past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience; and
  • Strong analytical capacity.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

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.

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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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