Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Education for Peace, Recovery, and Resilience (EPRR)

FHI 360, South Sudan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2020

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates to support an anticipated three-year USAID funded project that will provide flexible and responsive education services for conflict affected children and youth in South Sudan.

Position Description:

The DCOP of the Education for Peace, Recovery, and Resilience (EPRR) project is responsible for development and implementation of safe, quality learning activities that will benefit 400,000 children and youth. The DCOP will ensure that program components are evidence based, responsive to changing needs, conflict sensitive and coordinated with other education, health, WASH and nutrition activities. The DCOP will have a major focus on achieving results in all areas and ensuring that sub-awardees are able to deliver services on time and on budget while ensuring cohesive activities across partners and result areas. The DCOP will participate and engage in technical meetings and maintain positive relationships with donors, government officials, INGO partners, and sub-awardees. The DCOP will oversee a team of technical specialists and, at times, act as the Chief of Party.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree minimum. Master’s degree in education, international development, or a related field is preferred.
  • At least ten years of experience supporting education projects in developing or conflict affected countries. Experience working in South Sudan strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing education programming that is flexible and responsive to changing needs and security
  • Experience providing formal and non-formal education services - pre-primary and primary.
  • Must have at least five years of progressively more responsible supervisory experience that involves direct leadership of professional and support staff as well as oversight and evaluation of staff performance.
  • Demonstrated success in managing sub-contracts/sub-grants with international consortiums, local organizations, and community-based groups.
  • Strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities and experience working with MEL counterparts to measure, learn from and adapt programming.
  • Ability to respond to donor needs on MEAL, and to latch those to any pivots in the context regarding down turns or improvements in the operating context.
  • Experience managing large scale activities including conducting strategic planning, work planning, contingency planning and report writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly challenging political context with multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors.
  • Ability to forecast needs in the education sector as it relates not only to student learning but with regard to civic stability.
  • Strong writing and communication abilities are essential.


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