USAID Project Jobs – Chief of Party (COP) at FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Funding Source: USAID 

Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda

About FHI:
FHI 360 is an
international non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving
lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our
staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic
Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a
unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries.
About USAID Project:
FHI 360 seeks
to implement an anticipated USAID-funded integrated health services project in
Northern Uganda. The project will work to increase utilization of HIV /AIDS,
MNCH, nutrition and TB services.
Job Summary:  The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall
technical and management leadership to the design and implementation of the
USAID FHI 360 project, leading a team comprised of other senior-level staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for the overall planning, implementation
and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and
objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Maintain an integrated vision and approach for the
project in achieving the results as defined in the award, while maintaining
overall excellence and accountability to beneficiaries and USAID.
Oversee the planning of all project activities and
set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards,
best practices and donor guidelines.
Work closely with USAID/Uganda and all other
counterparts, implementing partners and Government of Uganda officials involved
with the program.
Ensure project activities adhere to USAID and
country office management policies and practices
Produce and present papers at local, regional and
international fora to share experiences and emerging best practices.
Build and strengthen working partnerships and ensure
strong lines of communication and collaboration are established and maintained.
Oversee a team of senior technical, financial and
program management staff for the project and ensure strong communication and
coordination with and between all team members, and with relevant staff in FHI
360 Head Quarters and the East and Southern Africa Business Unit.
Ensure financial and grants management compliance
with FHI 360 and USAID rules and regulations.
Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission
of workplans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other
reports required by USAID.
Actively promote sustainability of project
activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building
of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and
community-based organizations.
Qualifications, Skills and
The Chief of Party should hold a Master’s Degree or
similar degree with fifteen years of program management experience, preferably
in integrated health service delivery and HIV/AIDS, TB and/or malaria
Five years of management experience and the direct
supervision of professional and support staff for international development
programs; or
At least five years’ experience as Chief of Party on
a USAID-funded health project
Detailed knowledge, understanding and experience
working in Uganda, especially in the North;
Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS management
Familiarity with gender dynamics influence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work independently with initiative to
manage high volume work flow;
Possess excellent computer literacy skills including
proficiency in standard applications i.e. MS Office
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume
including salary expectations to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360 Plot 15
Kitante Close Kampala, Uganda or via Email to: Please clearly
indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject line.
Deadline: Monday, 7th
September 2015.
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