Chief of Party
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. S/he will be the project’s main point of contact for USAID and all other stakeholders. The COP will also be responsible for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed and that the objectives of the project are successfully met. It is expected that the COP will be located in Dhaka, Bangladesh with anticipated project-funded travel throughout the country.
Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
- Lead the Contractor’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract;
- Ensure that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed;
- Manage and supervise the work of experts/personnel provided under the contract;
- Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the contract;
- Establish appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met;
- Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports;
- Facilitate ongoing project learning and adaptive management;
- Ensure that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360 and sub-contractor project staff, USAID, and key local stakeholders and partners.
- At least 8 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in South Asia;
- Bachelors degree required and Master’s degree preferred from an accredited university in a relevant field required;
- Demonstrated success across the whole range of project management responsibilities including: strategic program planning; work planning and budgeting; financial, administrative, contractual management and oversight;
- Demonstrated successes in relationship management with multiple clients; oversight of program monitoring and evaluation; and documentation of results for USAID-funded programs;
- Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English; fluency in Bangla preferred;
- Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations, as well as mentor national staff;
- Past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming;
- Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience; and
- Strong analytical capacity.