FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID/Jordan Community Health and Nutrition (CAN). The purpose of CAN is to improve the nutritional status of children under five and pregnant and lactating women in target areas. The activity seeks to support child and maternal health and nutrition status by improving breastfeeding practices, introducing appropriate complementary foods at the right time, and ensuring appropriate child spacing through postpartum family planning (FP) and continuation of modern forms of contraception.
The CAN DCOP reports to and provides back-up and support to the COP. S/he is the Acting COP when the COP is absent and is the project’s secondary point of contact to USAID and to government ministries. The DCOP provides technical leadership, strategic guidance, and oversight for the technical areas of competitiveness, business enabling environment, and utilization of financing, while also supporting cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion, capacity building, government relationship management and coordination, and other strategic project activities. S/he will work alongside technical specialists in developing strategic partnerships with GOJ ministries, other USAID-funded projects, civil society actors, and the private sector. S/he will work in close collaboration with senior finance and administrative staff to ensure that activities are implemented on schedule and within budget.
The position will be resident-based in Amman, Jordan. Employment is contingent upon successful award of the CAN project to FHI 360, as well as USAID approval of the finalist. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Provide technical leadership and oversight of project activities related to competitiveness, business enabling environment, and access to finance;
- Work with technical leads and overall project team to develop Annual Work Plans, monthly and quarterly progress reports, and manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities;
- Manage and support technical staff and local and international STTAs to achieve goals and ensure completion of programs on schedule and within budget;
- Work with technical specialists in developing strategic partnerships with GOJ ministries, other USAID-funded projects, NGOs, and the private sector;
- Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts, implementing partners’ technical staff, and other FHI 360 departments and projects;
- Coordinate and work with external donors/clients on technical issues, while serving as a representative for the organization;
- Provide guidance, training, and mentorship to staff on different aspects related to their professional development and to achieve project goals;
- Work in close collaboration with senior finance and administrative staff to ensure that activities are implemented on schedule and within budget;
- Serve as back-up to the COP, work as Acting COP in the COP’s absence, and support COP in donor requested tasks and deliverables; and
- Serve as secondary POC for FHI 360 with USAID/Jordan representatives.
- A Master’s degree in the development sector, preferably public health, nutrition, community health, or a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience, in addition to the 5 years outlined below l
- At least 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing health (maternal, newborn, child health, nutrition, and/or family planning) projects;
- Proven technical knowledge in nutrition, maternal, newborn, child health and family planning and in relationship to the cross-cutting objectives of the project;
- Sufficient managerial and administrative experience to be able to fill in for the CoP in his/her absence; and
- Proven written and oral presentation skills in English required; Arabic fluency highly preferred.