Chief of Party
|Date Posted||June 18, 2022|
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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project in Zimbabwe, focused on improving maternal, youth and child health and survival in targeted communities and populations. The COP will provide overall leadership and technical direction for the project, ensuring achievement of project deliverables. The COP will be the primary liaison with the funder and will manage project staff and implementing partners to ensure proper reporting, financial management, and compliance. The COP is expected to coordinate with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards. The position will likely be based in Mutare (but possibly Harare) and will report to FHI 360’s Director-Southern Africa in the Regional Office. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
- Provide overall vision and leadership for the successful implementation of the project.
- Provide technical leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of evidence-based, high quality, multi-sectoral interventions to strengthen access to, utilization and delivery of integrated MNCH and family planning services.
- 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.
- Oversee a team of senior technical and program management project staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
- Serve as the primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including USAID, implementation partners, Government of Zimbabwe and other key stakeholders.
- Oversee/manage partnerships and ensure strong lines of communication and collaboration are established and maintained.
- Lead the planning of all project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines.
- Oversee strategies and interventions to ensure excellence and accountability to beneficiaries and USAID.
- Ensure financial and grants management compliance with FHI 360 and USAID rules and regulations.
- Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual
- May also serve as the FHI 360/Zimbabwe Country Representative.
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in medicine, public health, management, social science, or a related field.
- 12+ years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex health service delivery projects involving multiple partners in or for developing countries.
- At least 8+ years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract/grant management.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, with accompanying depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID programs, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements. Management experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
- Must be a citizen or current legal resident of Zimbabwe.
- Must be fluent in English and local languages, with strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
- Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Office.
This job posting 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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