Chief of Party

Chief of Party

Company Name FHI 360
  • Number of Vacancy: 1
  • Category: NGO
  • Job Level: Top Level
  • Working Hours: 0
  • Years of Experience 5
  • Salary Range: $-
  • Job Location: Mutare
  • Preferred Age: 0 (years)
  • Required Education: Advanced Degree
  • Vacancy Nature: Fixed Term Contract


Location: Mutare About FHI 360 is a non-profit 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. Program Summary The 5-year USAID funded Mhuri / Imuli program’s goal in Zimbabwe is to improve maternal, youth and child health and survival in beneficiary communities and populations. The geographic focus is the seven districts of Manicaland Province, focusing on activities to increase the demand and supply of integrated, quality MNCH-FP services as well delivery of family planning services through outreach in all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. This project will provide Technical Assistance (TA) to the MOHCC in Manicaland for MNCH and direct service delivery for Family Planning through outreach services. Position Summary The Chief of Party 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 the government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards. The position will be based in Mutare and will report to the FHI Zimbabwe Country Director. The selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval. Job Description The Chief of Party will have the following responsibilities; 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

Work/Educational Requirements

Master's Degree or higher in medicine, public health, health management, social science, or a related field required; 10 + years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex health service delivery projects involving multiple partners in or for developing countries; At minimum, must have at least five 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; The position is only open to candidates who are citizens or current residents of Zimbabwe who are fluent in local languages; Preference is given to persons with experience living or working in Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe

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