Chief of Party

FHI 360, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th March, 2019

Job Description

Project Description:

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. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party (COP).

Position Summary:

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded activity which will build on current investments made by USAID on vector control and prevention to reduce the burden of malaria in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. This project will accelerate the ability of the Tanzania government to identify and implement proven, evidenced based vector control approaches; targeting 14 high malaria burden regions through delivery and distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs); and reviving the commercial sector for sustainability of access to vector control commodities.

The COP will provide leadership, managerial and technical support throughout the implementation of the project and will be responsible for the administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all program activities. The COP will serve as the principal institutional liaison and is expected to have regular communication with the USAID Agreement Officer’s Representative. The COP is responsible for ensuring compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USG rules and regulations. The COP is responsible for ensuring sub-awardee compliance and monitoring quality of program implementation. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

  • Provide strategic direction, and technical leadership to the project to achieve expected project results within budget and timeframe
  • 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. Serve as principal liaison to USAID and ensure high level of coordination and nurture relationships with all key stakeholders including partner/organizations at national and global level, on administrative, financial and programmatic matters related to the project
  • Liaise with USG partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other USAID and malaria activities
  • Oversee report preparation to meet USAID and corporate reporting requirements to document program performance and monitor overall award compliance
  • Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.
  • Lead preparation of annual work-plans, project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials
  • Oversee a team of senior technical, program and finance staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members Supervising all project staff, including ensuring that field staff regularly prepare and update performance data;
  • Represent the project at regional, national and international forums, including technical conferences, policy briefings, etc.
  • Oversee and support capacity building and technical assistance efforts at the organizational and national levels to improve performance towards achieving the goals and objectives
  • Oversee management systems for the cost-effective implementation of all project activities
  • Oversee the project’s monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
  • Develop suitable scopes of work for the engagement and execution of technical assistance contracts as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Public Health, social sciences, or international development
  • A minimum of ten years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing, managing and leading large development programs involving multiple partners, stakeholders and geographic target areas in a developing country
  • A minimum of five years of experience providing specific technical direction and oversight on the design, development and management of a malaria related project – vector control desired.
  • Management experience with a USG contract mechanism and familiarity with USAID agreement regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making.
  • Proven record of leading teams to achievement of project goals and milestones to achieve quality program results.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive teams and working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with senior government officials, executives of NGOs, FBOs, and the private sector
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum MS Office.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili


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