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Chief of Party - DRC Kitumaini

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, Operations
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Chief of Party (COP).

Job Summary:

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year HIV prevention, care and treatment program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project which is focused on scaling up HIV/AIDS services including testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis, enrollment in care and support for HIV-positive patients, antiretroviral treatment of HIV-positive patients, continuous engagement of patients on treatment, and management of HIV advanced disease.

The project will be implemented in Haut-Katanga province in five urban health zones. The COP will provide overall leadership and technical direction for the project, ensuring achievement of project deliverables. The COP will be the primary liaison with the funder and will manage project staff and implementing partners to ensure proper reporting, financial management, and compliance. The COP is expected to coordinate with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall vision and leadership for the successful implementation of the project.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of evidence-based, high-quality interventions to increase uptake of HIV and other prevention services for priority and key populations. This will include (i) HIV testing services at both facility and community levels, (ii) support to laboratory services, (iii) improving uptake and adherence to high quality HIV treatment for orphan and vulnerable children , and (iv) strengthening capacity of DRC’s health systems to manage the HIV response.
  • Responsible for the overall planning implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Oversee a team of technical, program management and finance and operations project senior staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID, the institutions of the Government of DRC implementing partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee/manage partnerships and ensure strong lines of communication and collaboration are established and maintained.
  • Lead the planning of all project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices, donor guidelines, and the DRC health norms and policy.
  • Oversee strategies and interventions to ensure excellence and accountability to beneficiaries and USAID.
  • Ensure financial and grants management compliance with FHI 360 and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans, quarterly, annually, and/or as required by the funder.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in medicine, public health, management, social science, or a related field.
  • 12+ years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex health service delivery projects involving multiple partners in or for developing countries.
  • At least 8+ years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract/grant management.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, with accompanying depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID programs, regulations, compliance, and reporting requirements.
  • Management experience with the United States Government (USG) cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Must be fluent in French and some local languages, with strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.

FHI 360 offers a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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