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Deputy Chief of Party (Expiration 21/04/2019)

FHI 360 is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to lead and manage the anticipated USAID funded Sahel Collaboration and Communication (SCC) program to be based in Burkina Faso . The purpose of the SCC program is to promote collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) for collective impact among USAID, implementing partners for RISE II, SDP, and Bridge activities in the Sahel partner communities, select national government institutions, and research institutions; and to build local capacity for learning and adaptation. Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360 and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. The expected period of performance is an estimated 5 years (duration of the program).


Job Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and shall be responsible for leading and managing the activity and staff in Burkina Faso, while ensuring high-quality service delivery, outreach and staff capacity building. Under Chief of Party’s (COP) strategic direction, foster cross-fertilization between technical teams and project outreach personnel, and ensure program delivery of expected outcomes and milestones. The DCOP supports COP and partners as necessary to cultivate relationships with the government counterparts to advance program objectives ensure smooth implementation of program activities.


Essential Job Functions:

·        Plan, direct and coordinate technical and operational activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

·        Establish work plans and project teams to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.

·        Provide guidance and training to managers and staff to achieve project goals.

·        Establish, serve and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.

·        Oversee financial and technical reporting to USAID.

·        Work with subcontractors to integrate contributions into program activities.

·        Work with the FHI 360 home office to recruit and field short-term technical assistance as needed.

·        Present program results to USAID and other professional colleagues, both regionally and internationally.

·        Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems and review outputs for quality control.

·        Direct all aspects of the start-up and implementation of the program in the field.

·        Supervise the work of field staff to ensure completion of contract deliverables, including scheduled reports.

·        Serve as point person for FHI 360 with local communities, district government officials and local USAID representatives.

·        Communicate with technical and administrative personnel from the FHI 360 home office.

·        Motivate, influence and collaborate with others employing well-honed negotiation skills.

·        Deliver excellent client satisfaction based on outcomes and accomplishments.


Minimum Requirements:

·        A Master’s Degree in International Development or related field.

·        At least 6 years of proven success managing complex development programs that include multi-disciplinary programming, preferably on USAID funded projects of similar size.

·        Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.

·        Experience in projects of similar or related nature, size and complexity, with national or local governments, NGOs or donors. Preference given to a candidate who has demonstrated experience working resilience sector and in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and/or knowledge management (KM).

·        Demonstrated experience in managing trainings and events for a large array of stakeholders.

·        Strong interpersonal and supervision skills managing multicultural and high-performing


·        Considerable experience in organizational capacity development, holistic organizational learning and/or organizational development approaches such as CLA;

·        Required to have oral and written communication and presentation skills equivalent to tested FSI R4/S4 in both French and 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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6 ans
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Lieu de travail :
Ouagadougou - BURKINA FASO
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