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Chief of Party - Nigeria

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, Operations
Abuja, Nigeria
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2023

FHI360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded integrated health project in Nigeria.


The COP will provide overall leadership and management of the project, ensuring achievement of programmatic objectives and managing financial resources, program staff, and partners’ performance. The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID and is expected to coordinate and collaborate effectively with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards. The COP will represent FHI 360 and the project to USAID and all other stakeholders including donors, the government of Nigeria (GoN), community and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The position will be based in Abuja Nigeria. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic, technical, programmatic, financial, and management guidance and support for large-scale project activities.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in integrated health programming with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: health systems strengthening; maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH); infectious disease prevention and treatment; nutrition; and WASH.
  • Manage and mentor a core staff of technical and administrative program professionals and work with the US-based country management support team to ensure responsive and efficient project operations.
  • Ensure that project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and USAID reporting requirements are followed.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the Government of Nigeria (GoN), and all other stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with government authorities at all levels of government, with local community-based organizations, and with the private sector.
  • Analyze and evaluate project operations to identify and resolve issues or problems.


  • Master's Degree or higher in medicine, public health, health management, social science, or a related field required.
  • At least 15+ years of experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex USAID-funded health programs in Nigeria or relevant context.
  • Strong understanding of the Nigerian health system.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum MS Office.

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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