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Deputy Chief of Party (Kyrgyzstan)

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, Operations
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

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 and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Tuberculosis Activity. This is a five-year project expected to focus on locally generated solutions tailored to the TB response to patients and communities to address the diagnosis, treatment and prevention needs, addressing stigma and discrimination in Kyrgyzstan.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Position Description

The DCOP will be a member of the USAID Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Tuberculosis Activity Senior Management Team and responsible for technical leadership of the project; will ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all project activities and results; support the Chief of Party (COP) in strategic and annual work planning, management, and monitoring of project operations and key deliverables, liaise with relevant stakeholders from different sectors, and oversight of program and technical activities under the health systems strengthening component. The DCOP will be directly responsible for management of the subaward and performance; monitor budget spending, project deliverables, and technical assistance and capacity building; will serve as program representative in absence of the COP.


  • Cooperate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all program and technical matters

  • Ensure specified deliverables and achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 and USAID grant requirements

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Kyrgyzstan context

  • Liaise with and facilitate work planning and regular program and technical meetings for all consortium partners

  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision

  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations

  • Represent the project in external stakeholder meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms

  • Serve as the primary program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least a bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent or higher in public health (health policy, health financing, or a related area preferred), business, management or related field; masters degree preferred

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in project management and public health, particularly related to TB or other public health programs; experience in working with key stakeholders in Kyrgyzstan including experience with Ministry of Health and NTP

  • More than 2 years of professional experience in leadership, including experience managing USAID projects and staff

  • In-depth understanding and familiarity with the health systems in the Kyrgyz Republic on the national, regional and local levels

  • Proven experience working closely with government officials to support strategy development, implementation plans and decision making

  • Proven knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations

  • Experience working in TB prevention and care in Kyrgyzstan

  • Fluency in local language and knowledge of culture context preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English including strong presentation, facilitation and report writing skills

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.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

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.

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