Program Deputy Director

FHI 360, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd March, 2019

Job Description

Job Summary:

FHI 360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Program Deputy Director for an upcoming USAID-funded global project, USAID Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA). TIFA, a key component of the USAID Global Accelerator to end TB and the Journey to Self- Reliance, will develop and manage partnerships with local government entities, and other local partners, to implement locally generated solutions to improve TB services in USAID priority countries. The overarching goal for TIFA is to strengthen and sustain country ownership and accountability. TIFA has three primary objectives:

  • To achieve effective and efficient mechanisms for direct support to National TB Programs and local government entities to effectively implement National TB Strategic Plans;
  • To empower local government entities to become more self-reliant;
  • To leverage and advocate for additional domestic resources for TB at all levels among local government entities.

Position Summary:

The Program Deputy Director will work hand-in-hand with the Program Director to provide management leadership on the project. This may include, overall management of sub-awards with global and local partners, development and monitoring of work-plans, programmatic reports and other contractual deliverables, and financial oversight and reporting to USAID. The Program Deputy Director will coordinate with the project team to ensure timely responsiveness of programmatic needs of USAID and its Missions. Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel by donor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to the overall leadership and management to programs, ensuring strategic program direction and compliance with organization policies and procedures and USAID regulations.
  • Designs, manages, implements, and monitors systems, services, staff and budgets to achieve financial, administrative and programmatic goals.
  • Provides timely and accurate financial, programmatic reports and other contractual deliverables to company management and donors as required.
  • Leads work planning of new buy-in countries.
  • Reviews and submits all field support work-plans and budgets to respective USAID Missions.
  • Works with technical staff to prepare and monitor approved budgets for assigned projects. Approves all significant expenditures relating to budgets.
  • Collaborates with technical program staff to ensure that program implementation is on time, within budget, and meeting objectives through the development of structured work plans and activity tracking plans.
  • Oversees the sub-contract and sub-grant cycle from pre-award to close- out including solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Responds to issues that arise during sub-award/contract, and award program implementation including but not limited to financial reporting, issuing modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit (financial and/or general performance) findings.
  • Supervises the program management team and selected field project directors and liaises with all field project teams to monitor project implementation and ensure performance as per work-plan.


At a minimum, the Program Deputy Director must have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, contract negotiations, international development, law, or related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working on contract negotiations in an international context;
  • A least five years in management of international development programming;
  • Proven skill in working with senior level representatives of developing country governments, international organizations, other bilateral donor and civil society organizations, and private sector organizations;
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, decision‐making, and interpersonal skills; and
  • Full professional proficiency in English, with excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Typical Physical Demands:
  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used: Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


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