Responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships.
- Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
- Experience Level: Mid level
- Experience Length: 3 years
JOB from: FHI 360
Closing date: 27 Aug 2018
FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research.
FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 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 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded project- Tanzania Improved Nutrition for Better Life. Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel.
The Chief of Party leads the project and is responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships with national and international partners and other key stakeholders. The Chief of Party has overall programmatic and fiscal responsibility for the project, including achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and organization’s regulations.
- Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results.
- Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented and fulfill donor and the organization’s requirements.
- Ensure that all program deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.
- Ensure compliance with all donor- related, organization’s, and program-specific policies.
- Provide managerial oversight to all project activities and partnerships, and ensure compliance with the organization’s and USG regulations.
- Oversee the sub-contract and sub- grant cycle from pre-award to close- out including solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Provide oversight for the project’s financial management systems, with support from the Deputy Chief of Party, and ensure that they are in line with the organization’s policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations.
- Oversees project budget development and undertake regular analysis of project expenditure, sub- awards and lead the preparation of budget amendments/modification for negotiation with donor.
- Recruit, supervise, mentor, and motivate project team which includes staff from the organization and international and national partners.
- Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with government entities to support project implementation.
- Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
- Coordinate with other donor implementing partners on common objectives and activities, as needed.
- Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in relevant technical areas, and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate working groups.
· Master’s Degree in nutrition, public health, agriculture, social sciences, international development, organizational management, or a related field.
· Five years senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of programs of similar size, complexity, and setting.
· Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in organizational management, budgeting, and in staff development.
· Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration through productive working relationships to achieve program goals, meet program milestones, and produce quality program results.
· Knowledge of U.S. Government development initiatives, regulations and processes, and related reporting requirements and funding parameters.
· Exceptional English written and oral communication skills; Swahili preferred. Relevant experience in East Africa is preferred. · Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions and international organizations;
· Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
· Strong written and oral communication skills.
· Ability to travel locally and internationally as requested.
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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