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Project Director (General)

FHI 360

FHI 360

Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Job Summary

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 general position of Project Director and Chief of Party in Global Health and Population Business Unit to be included in our repository of technical expertise in the areas of: population, health, environment and development (PHED); family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (AYSRHR); gender; gender-based violence prevention and response.

In addition to providing technical direction, the Project Director/Chief of Party position provides cross cutting program management, operations support, project design, and knowledge sharing and learning. This position also has a lead role in client relationships, project reporting, budgeting, supporting the financial management and reporting, project start-up and close-out etc.

This is a general job requisition for Project Director and Chief of Party related positions offered at FHI 360. We are looking to gather resumes from qualified candidates with an interest/background in being a Project Director or Chief of Party that are interested in working at FHI 360. All positions are contingent upon award.

Position Summary

The Project Director/Chief of Party will be responsible for overall technical leadership, management, and operations of the activity. They will ensure that the project’s goals, objectives, and strategy are achieved and that contractual requirements are met on time and within budget. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination of all activities across all relevant parties, including the funder and partners for the project. They will also oversee all project staff and sub-partners to results-oriented planning, leadership, and coordination of project activities and products.

We are seeking candidates from these countries and regions where we currently work.

FHI 360 is also pursuing global awards, based in the various countries above. For these positions, the Project Director or Chief of Party may be based in the US but would ideally be in one of the regions where the projects operate.

Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for creating, promoting, and maintaining safe and equitable work environments for all personnel, including a harassment- and violence-free work culture, and systems for safeguarding project participants.

  • Ensure high-quality, results-oriented technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and approved annual workplans and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.

  • Provide overall management, strategic direction, and leadership to the project to achieve expected project goals and results within budget and timeframe.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the funder regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the agreement.

  • Coordinates and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets, and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to the funder.

  • Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Establishes annual work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.

  • Facilitate ongoing project learning and adaptive management.

  • Ensure that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360 and sub-awardee project staff, the funder, and key regional and national stakeholders.

  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Education:

  • For bi-lateral awards, Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Public Health, Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, Climate Sciences, Environment, Gender, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Fields.

  • For global awards, Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Public Health, Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, Climate Sciences, Environment, Gender, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Fields.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

Experience:

  • For bi-lateral awards, typically requires 12+ years of relevant experience with projects management principles and practices (including 8+ years of strategic leadership and/or line management experience).

  • For global awards, typically requires 15+ years of relevant experience with projects management principles and practices (including 10+ years of strategic leadership and/or line management experience).

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5+ years of Chief of Party, Principal Investigator or Project Director experience on government funded sector and/or value chain development projects.

  • Proficient with applicable rules, regulations, and policies associated with international development and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.

  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope. Experience operating in insecure environments.

  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  • Fluency in local language and knowledge of culture and context preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required. Fluency in French is also desired.

The expected hiring salary range for this role is listed below. FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

Hiring Salary Range: $106,000 - $193,000

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.

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.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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