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Deputy Chief of Party - USAID Papua New Guinea Peace Project

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, Operations
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea · Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

FHI 360 is currently recruiting qualified Deputy Chief of Party candidates to be proposed on an anticipated new activity in Papua New Guinea to prevent and respond to conflict and foster the safe, meaningful participation of vulnerable groups, particularly women, in political, societal, and economic spheres. This project, which will focus on the provinces of Hela and Morobe, will focus on strengthening social cohesion and resilience from the bottom up and supporting existing mechanisms, institutions, and strategies rather than creating new, parallel structures. This position will be based in Port Moresby, with travel to the priority provinces. Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360 and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Position Description:

The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in overseeing project implementation and will provide technical and management leadership to the overall project. The DCOP will represent the project to external stakeholders including government officials and donors and will supervise project staff to ensure that project activities are completed in a timely manner and are of high technical quality. This position will be based in Port Moresby, and the successful applicant must be willing to travel to other provinces as required.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and management leadership, develop technical strategies and oversee the design and implementation of project activities in coordination with project technical experts.

  • Oversee the quality of all technical aspects of the project, including the management of potential subgrantees, short-term consultants and monitoring and evaluation and grant making activities.

  • Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports with members of the project’s senior leadership team.

  • Establish relationships with key project stakeholders and manage donor and Government of Papua New Guinea partnerships in collaboration with the Chief of Party.

  • Perform other duties assigned by the COP and represents the project in the absence of the COP.


  • Master’s degree in international development, conflict resolution, public administration, law, sociology or other related fields;

  • 10 years+ of experience required in the design, management and implementation of international development projects with a minimum of 10 years working on development activities with donors, Iocal civil society organizations, and/or private sector foundations;

  • Proven leadership and experience implementing and providing technical assistance to economic participation and livelihoods, local capacity development, grants facilities, preventing or countering violent extremism (P/CVE), community development and resilience, youth engagement, peacebuilding, and/or civic education activities;

  • Demonstrated success as a project manager or Technical lead with organizational skills to successfully manage and coordinate large and disparate work groups;

  • Experience in research, learning, and adaptive management preferred;

  • Ability to develop and foster relationships with diverse local counterparts including government representatives, civil society organizations, donors, and donor-funded implementers;

  • Proven people management skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs required;

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance required.

  • Experience working in Papua New Guinea, especially in the Highlands region preferred.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required and conversational level proficiency in Tok Pisin preferred.

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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