Chief of Party

Fhi 360, Ukraine

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd March, 2020

Job Description

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall management, coordination, oversight and ensure that activities and sub-partners are coordinated and achieve intended results. This individual will be the key liaison with USAID, key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. Her/his primary responsibilities will be aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP position requires political savviness, as s/he will interact with numerous institutions and senior-level national and subnational level government officials. The COP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a master’s degree in a directly relevant field from an accredited university;
  • At least 7 years of experience in relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program;
  • Demonstrated experience in civil society strengthening, positive youth development, media strengthening, or other relevant field;
  • Experience in managing multi-country programs preferred;
  • Experience managing complex donor-funded development programs in areas such as youth development, confidence building, civic engagement, inclusion, or related areas.
  • Track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees;
  • Ability to analyze complex, politically sensitive issues and ensure strategic program coherence in dynamic environments;
  • Expertise in youth development, civic engagement, inclusion, and/or democracy development technical disciplines;
  • Effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, and outstanding judgement;
  • Experience in Eastern Europe required, experience in Ukraine preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting;
  • Demonstrated experience working alongside project stakeholders to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Fluency in English required; Russian preferred


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