Deputy Chief of Party, Technical

FHI 360, Morocco

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th August, 2021

Job Description

Position Description

The Deputy Chief of Party, Technical works in close coordination with the Chief of Party and is responsible for managing the quality and timeliness of the project’s overall technical workstream. S/he will supervise the technical team, liaise with technical partners, relevant national stakeholders, beneficiaries and the donor, as needed.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all technical matters; provide support to the overall leadership and management of the project.
  • Coordinate planning process to ensure strategic and cohesive program direction
  • Oversee technical outputs (activities, strategies and deliverables) of all implementing partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate regular technical meetings for all partners.
  • Develop and oversee a local partner capacity building activities, including technical, managerial and governance capacities.
  • Support the COP to oversee project monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with the M&E Director to build and implement a cohesive data collection, aggregation and reporting strategy with local partners.
  • Provide guidance to technical staff, ensure clear roles and responsibilities and maintain clear lines of communication with project team members.
  • Collaborate with in-country technical advisors and headquarter-based technical staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations.
  • Lead the process of preparing timely and accurate donor reporting.
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.
  • Serve as the primary technical program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible technical management experience in support of large-scale, donor-funded international development programs, preferably in Morocco or the region.
  • Proven technical leadership in USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives.
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective cross-program coordination, procedures, and management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability in complex environments, working across different cultures, and managing diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
  • Experience in the education sector in Morocco or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic or French is required.


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