Project Director (Team Leader) – Togo ICT Sector Project

Lome, Togo
Apply by 4 July 2018
Posted on 4 June 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Director (Team Leader) for a four year program under a Threshold Program Grant Agreement (Grant) to be signed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Togo (GoT) with the objective of reducing poverty through economic growth in Togo. The Togo Threshold Program will focus on the Increased Competition, Independent Regulation, and Expanded Access in the ICT Sector Project (the “ICT Project”). The Project Director (Team Leader) will provide overall technical leadership and managerial direction for the program. S/he will fulfill the diverse managerial requirements of the project. S/he will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the program, and for effectively addressing problems and challenges that arise during the life of the program. S/he is responsible for timely and accurate delivery of all reports and other program products.

The position will be based in Lomé and is contingent upon approval and availability of funds.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and provide day-to-day management oversight and technical guidance to the program, including programmatic monitoring, ensuring quality and timeliness of all activities
  • Serve as the primary liaison for the project with the lead MCC contractor, government counterparts, other stakeholders, and FHI 360 headquarters, playing a coordination role as needed
  • Implement a technical area of supervision plan, in close coordination with the project manager and technical leads
  • Lead the strategic direction of the project, identifying and pursuing new opportunities as they arise

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or its international equivalent from an accredited university/college strongly preferred
  • At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in their career, with substantial experience managing projects affecting reform of governmental regulatory bodies in Francophone Africa
  • Equally substantial experience managing teams of high-level experts, assuring team cohesion and delivery of quality advisory services to officials in Francophone Africa
  • Strong understanding of developing country telecommunication markets and ecosystems
  • High level of diplomatic and interpersonal skills, with an appreciation of politico-economic dynamics affecting the prospects of regulatory reform
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to explain and communicate complex ideas to a diverse array of audiences
  • Strong ability to analyze dynamics and changes of the enabling environment for regulatory reform and increased competition within the telecommunications sector
  • Training in business ethics; experience managing teams under the governance of clear organizational ethical guidelines
  • Substantial experience living and working in Francophone Africa
  • Fluency in French and English (able to communicate effectively in a business environment both orally and in writing) required

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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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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