Chief of party

FHI 360, Mauritania

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th December, 2020


Job Description

The Chief of Party (COP) will be the primary point of contact with USAID with regards to day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the project. The Chief of Party will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all field staff, long-term staff, short-term staff , consortium partners, and / or sub-partners, as proposed.

Program activities may include: multi-stakeholder workshops on prioritization of needs and development of action plans, community dialogues, organizational capacity assessments, capacity building workshops, technical assistance, training on advocacy techniques and approaches, technical assistance on mobilizing organizational constituents, public gatherings to discuss issues of common concern, trainings on fundraising and own-source mobilization and support to civic education campaigns with a particular focus on youth and Gender Equity and Social Inclusion. The COP will oversee field staff, and will report to an FHI 360 Project Director based in Washington, DC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Advanced degree preferred) in international development, political science, business, or a related field;
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience leading civil society strengthening and / or peacebuilding projects, with preference given to experience in Central or West Africa;
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures;
  • Experience strengthening civil society networks, developing civil society capacity, promoting positive youth development and peacebuilding;
  • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality of their products;
  • Experience managing subgrants in the Central and West Africa context;
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Central and West Africa preferred;
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams while developing a common vision;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in French and working knowledge of English required

Source:https://fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FHI_360_External_Career_Portal/job/Mauritania-Any/Chief-of-Party_Requisition-2020201326


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