FHI 360 is seeking qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated five-year USAID project Community Health Activity in Liberia. The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project focused on community engagement, community and household-level behavior change, and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery.
The COP will serve as the project’s technical and administrative director, overseeing all aspects of award compliance, project finance and operations, coordinated implementation of activities, and timely submission of high-quality reports and deliverables. The COP will provide technical direction and quality oversight for the design and implementation of activities for behavior change, community engagement, and WASH.
The COP will oversee a core project team that includes senior technical, monitoring and evaluation, finance, and operations personnel, and will serve as primary liaison with USAID, government counterparts, and key stakeholder representatives. This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
- Provide technical direction and oversight of project activities;
- Maintain positive relations with the client, government counterparts, and program partners;
- Promoting clear and constructive communications with the client to ensure a shared vision for project activities and outcomes, address implementation challenges, and encourage the sharing of best practices and project successes;
- Ensure project activities are compliant with the approved work plan and that project results are aligned with the project monitoring plan;
- Ensure the accuracy and technical quality of all project deliverables, including periodic performance reports, financial and technical reports, training materials, and behavior change materials;
- Supervise in-country project personnel, including senior technical, finance, and operations personnel; and
- Engage corporate support units (in country and at corporate headquarters) for technical and administrative support as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, WASH engineering, international development, public health, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred;
- Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant project management experience providing technical leadership to major donor funded projects;
- Minimum of five years of senior project leadership of USAID or US government funded projects;
- Technical and/or project management experience in community engagement, community and household-level behavior change, and WASH programming in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Liberia;
- Demonstrated understanding of USAID rules and regulations, as well as project compliance;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively work with USAID and international donors, government counterparts, and project stakeholders;
- Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
- Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
- Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
- Proven ability to work effectively in challenging environments;
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
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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