Chief of Party

Chief of Party

FHI 360

Bamako, Mali

FHI 360 seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for a potential USAID Mali Integrated Family, Household, and Community Health & Nutrition Activity. 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 the objectives of the project are successfully met. It is anticipated that the COP will be based in Bamako, Mali. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead FHI 360’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 cooperative agreement;
  • 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 project;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and status of all activities under the project;
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 12 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in Mali and countries with similar developmental issues;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree (strongly preferred), from an accredited university in a relevant field;
  • Demonstrated success across the whole range of project management responsibilities including: strategic program planning; work planning and budgeting; financial, administrative, contractual management and oversight;
  • At least 5 years of experience designing and implementing activities in at least one of the following technical areas: family planning; maternal, child and newborn health; nutrition; and/or social and behavior change;
  • Demonstrated success 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 French;
  • 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.

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