USAID Chief of Party Job Placement – FHI 360

Job Title:    Chief of Party
Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to
improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in
education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and
environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research,
applied science, behavior change and Technology giving us the unique mix of
capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and
around the world.
About USAID CHC Project:
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five- year program
implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency
for International Development USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The project is
designed to support the Government of Uganda and partners to design and
implement quality health communication interventions to contribute to reduction
in HIV Infections, total fertility, maternal & child mortality,
malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis.
Job Summary: The Chief of
Party will provide overall strategic leadership and oversight to the CHC project.
The ideal candidate should exhibit an appropriate balance of technical,
managerial, and interpersonal skills and experience. The incumbent should have
a deep understanding of Communication for Healthy Communities program goals and
objectives and be able to articulate the strategic vision for the program.
Key Duties and
  • Ensure an integrated vision for the
    project, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract and
    work plan.
  • Oversee the successful achievement of the
    entire project, objectives, deliverables, and impact.
  • Serve as the key liaison between
    USAID/Uganda and all other counterparts, implementing partners and
    Government of Uganda officials involved with the project.
  • Oversee all project-to-USAID communication,
    contract reporting and work planning.
  • Supervises technical and
    finance/administration teams.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree
    or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field
  • At least ten years of progressively
    increasing responsibility working in public health in the fields of health
    communication, promotion and/or education
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    interacting with host country agencies including central and local
    government, development partners, civil society and community based
    organisations is essential.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working
    collaboratively with donors, host country institutions, and international
  • Demonstrated management experience leading
    large USAID-funded projects.
  • Broad knowledge, understanding and
    appreciation of USAID project processes, procedures, rules and
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and
    oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Relevant field experience in Uganda or
    similar setting with significant management responsibility, including
    supervisory and team building experience of professional (technical
  • Excellent past performance references
    (contacts should be provided, including email).
  • Ability to work independently with
    initiative to manage high volume work flow.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
submit a cover letter, updated CV/resume including        salary requirements to:
The Human Resource Office,
FHI 360 Plot 15 Kitante Close,
P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Please indicate the title of the position in the email subject
Deadline: Friday, 24th February
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