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FHI 360

Location: Tanzania (Any).
Overview
FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous,
evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals
includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development,
civil society, environment, and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60
offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around
the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our
multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the
people, communities, and countries we serve by improving the lives of
millions. 
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below….
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Chief of Party – USAID/Tanzania Cross-Sectoral Youth Empowerment Activity
location
Tanzania
time type Full time
job requisition id Requisition – 2021202362
FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Party (COP)
for an anticipated USAID-funded Cross-Sectoral Youth Empowerment
Activity in Tanzania. The activity is expected to provide holistic and
tailored integrated support to youth in Tanzania that increases their
access to basic education, life skills, entrepreneurship skills, improve
health outcomes and strengthen community engagement while ensuring
interventions are youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed.

Job Summary:
The
COP will provide leadership and oversight for a consortium of
international and national partners with a focus on managing project
timelines, budgets and deliverables, ensuring compliance with funder and
national regulations, and fostering a safe and equitable working
environment. The COP will be the primary liaison with the funder,
government officials, and other key stakeholders. He or she will be
expected to identify challenges and risks and work with other key
personnel to adapt programming in a complex operating environment.

The
COP will be responsible for developing and maintaining the overall
technical vision, strategy, and direction of the project, assuming
responsibility for design, delivery, and progress against the approved
work plan, and reporting against performance monitoring plan. The COP
will work with the senior management team to ensure overall planning,
implementing, and managing of the project and establishing the
administrative framework to monitor and assure progress toward achieving
project goals and objectives. The COP will regularly interface with
USAID on management and decision-making while ensuring that activities
are meeting USAID and stakeholder expectations and that project results
are proactively disseminated. The COP will be responsible for ensuring
the timely and quality completion of all programs technical and
financial deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines;
assisting with analysis and communications regarding resource
management; and ensuring coordination with Mission and other donor
initiatives. S/he will serve as the leadership and public face of
project initiatives in public communication, outreach, and networking.
S/he will be expected to identify issues and risks related to the
activity implementation in a timely manner, and to suggest appropriate
activity adjustments. The COP will serve as the project’s principal
contact point for USAID and will be the project’s main in-country
contact for government counterparts, donors, local partners, media,
private sector partners, and civil society.

The position will be
resident based in Dar es Salaam. Employment is contingent upon
successful award of the project to FHI 360, as well as USAID approval of
the finalist.

Job Description:

  • Provide
    overall technical leadership management and general technical direction
    for the design and implementation of project activities
  • Responsible for design, delivery, and progress against approved work plan and reporting against performance monitoring plan
  • Responsible
    for ensuring the timely and quality completion of all programs
    technical and financial deliverables and reports, in accordance with
    USAID guidelines
  • Ensure an integrated project vision among staff and subcontractors
  • Serve
    as principal liaison with USAID/Tanzania, government counterparts,
    donors, local partners, and community stakeholders, and build effective
    relationships with all key stakeholders.
  • Lead and support
    technical specialists in the development of strategic partnerships with
    key stakeholders such as GOJ ministries, other USAID-funded projects,
    civil society actors, and the private sector.
  • Oversee financial
    and administrative management of the program, ensuring compliance with
    USAID and FHI 360 rules and regulations.
  • Supervise the
    development and submission of program deliverables and provide accurate
    and timely reporting to USG and key stakeholders on all program areas
  • Oversee
    the establishment of effective project reporting, monitoring and
    evaluation, financial management, and personnel and procurement systems,
    and ensure that program results are met
  • Manage long-term staff and short-term advisors in a respectful and transparent manner, ensuring achievement of project results
  • Promote
    sustainability of project activities through linkages to other
    programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional
    strengthening of implementing partners and community-based
    organizations.
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Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s
    degree in public administration, international development, education,
    economics, health, or a related field from an accredited university;
    Ph.D. preferred.
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience of relevant
    management, supervisory, technical experience working with activities
    that are of a similar scope and scale.
  • Experience managing USAID
    projects (preferably as a Chief of Party) and strong knowledge of USAID
    programming rules and regulations, grants programs, and monitoring and
    evaluation policies and procedures.
  • Experience working with
    youth, economic empowerment, livelihoods, health, education and/or
    community engagement programming. Experience implementing youth
    programming strongly preferred.
  • Experience living and working in the region preferred; previous experience working in Tanzania highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of youth barriers and issues in Tanzania
  • Minimum of 8 years in strategic leadership of line management positions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support diverse teams in challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-sectoral programming.
  • Demonstrated experience leading consortia.
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills.
  • Proven
    ability to develop relationships and coordinate with government
    officials, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and
    procedures as they relate to project compliance and reporting.
  • Fluency in English.

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How to Apply:
FHI
360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may
apply online by uploading CV/Resume, Cover letter, Photocopies of
Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees

FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

This
job posting 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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer
whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any
person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin,
age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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FHI
360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including
those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the
requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package,
professional development and policies and programs that support a
healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive
difference for others — and yourself.
Please click here to continue searching FHI 360’s Career Portal.

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