Deputy Chief of Party

  • Posted on 17 June 2019
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Closing on 17 July 2019

Job Description

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 70 offices with 4400 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions of them. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for an education project. This position will be based in Cairo, Egypt and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

This project aims to support the Government of Egypt in strengthening teacher excellence at the primary level through the design and adoption of an effective in-service continuous professional development (CPD) system aimed at enhancing educator knowledge and skills, particularly as they relate to effective curricula delivery. The project will also support the institutionalization of a professional development certification and incentive structure that recruits qualified candidates and promotes professional growth among educators and school leaders, enabling the in-service program to support overall teacher excellence.

Job Description

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) must complement the strengths and responsibilities of the Chief of Party. The DCoP is responsible, under the supervision and in close coordination with the CoP, for day-to-day project management, including management of the project’s operations and administration, staff, activities and sub-awards and oversight of monitoring, evaluation and reporting. S/he will manage departmental or cross-functional teams focused on project implementation and plan and direct schedules. The DCoP is responsible for monitoring the project from initiation through delivery and ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget constraints.

Responsibilities include:

  • Daily oversight of project activities;
  • Providing supportive guidance and supervision to technical and program staff and managers who are charged to implement activities within the assigned area of expertise;
  • Leadership on financial and contractual aspects of the project;
  • Collaborates with in-country technical advisors and headquarter-based technical staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations;
  • Provides support to the overall leadership and management of the project, ensuring strategic program direction, managed growth, and compliance with organizational policies and procedures and donor regulations.
  • Providing oversight for project monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with the relevant team lead;
  • Contributes to timely and accurate donor reporting
  • Supervising the recruitment, hiring, and management of all local staff and consultants; and
  • Supporting performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing international
    development projects - preferably in the field of education reform - or a master’s degree
    with 8 years of progressively responsible experience managing educational development
  • Degree should be in Education or other relevant field from a nationally or internationally recognized university;
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar-sized international donor technical assistance projects;
  • Budgeting, financial management, and policies and procedures oversight experience, especially related to USAID programming;
  • Effective strategic planning, program evaluation, and project management skills;
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives;
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems;
  • Preferred experience in the education sector in Egypt or the region;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Ability to participate in all representation and technical meetings in English; and
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in English and/or Arabic preferred.

We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits. Please visit the FHI 360 Career Center at for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.

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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