Chief of Party - Ghana

FHI 360

About the organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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

Duties

Family Health International (FHI 360) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of COP for the anticipated USAID Resilience in Northern Ghana (RING) Activity in northern Ghana. The RING II Activity aims to enhance the wellbeing and resilience of vulnerable populations in 17 districts of northern Ghana through three primary objectives: (1) Local governments plan, finance and deliver essential services that respond to the population’s needs; (2) Local government, non-governmental and private entities collectively implement solutions to improve household resilience and wellbeing; and (3) Citizens influence local service delivery.

This is a full-time position based in Tamale, Ghana for a duration of five years.

Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360.

The COP will provide strategic vision, overall leadership, and technical direction to the project. The incumbent will provide support and direction for the provision of technical assistance and the management of grants for local partners, including the development of capacity building and social accountability tools and tracking systems as needed. The COP will ensure the project is planned and executed with quality, accountability, and measurable impact. The COP will have or quickly develop a detailed understanding of the political dynamics in the northern regions and work collaboratively with the entities in place.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in public administration, international development, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

Minimum twelve (12) years of experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.

Experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions strongly preferred.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent preferred.

Demonstrated success in managing USAID grants or contracts and familiarity with USAID contract rules and regulations.

Demonstrated experience with multisector rural development programs – technical background in governance, systems strengthening, nutrition or resilience related programming a plus

Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with local government counterparts, civil society organizations, and donors. Experience at the district and regional level preferred.

Excellent communication (both oral and written), analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills.

Experience in Ghana preferred.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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