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Chief of Party - USAID Health Information System and Digitization Project

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, Operations
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Chief of Party - USAID Health Information System and Digitization Project

Job Summary:

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.

The Project Director III/Chief of Party (COP) will lead and oversee the implementation of a USAID-funded health information system and digitization project in Nigeria. The COP role will be key in advancing digital health initiatives, improving data management, and enhancing healthcare delivery through innovative technology solutions.


Project Leadership and Management:

  • Provide strategic direction and overall leadership for the project.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including USAID, government agencies, and implementing partners.

  • Ensure project goals, timelines, and deliverables are met.

Health Information System Implementation:

  • Design, implement, and manage health information systems (HIS) across various levels of the healthcare system.

  • Ensure interoperability, data security, and quality of digital health platforms.

  • Oversee the deployment and maintenance of electronic health record (EHR) systems, mobile health applications, and other digital tools.

Capacity Building and Training:

  • Train project staff, healthcare workers, and relevant personnel on using digital health systems effectively.

  • Foster a culture of data-driven decision-making within the project team and partner organizations.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Engage with government ministries, NGOs, and private sector partners to promote collaboration and alignment.

  • Facilitate communication between technical teams, policymakers, and end-users.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Assurance:

  • Monitor project progress, evaluate impact, and ensure adherence to project standards.

  • Implement quality assurance measures to enhance project outcomes.

Financial and Resource Management:

  • Manage project budgets, resources, and procurement processes.

  • Ensure efficient utilization of funds and compliance with USAID regulations.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices with project management, process development and execution.

  • Strong time-management, multi- tasking and organizational skills.

  • Strong negotiator and collaborator who strengthens business relationships.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.

  • Adaptable to new approaches to doing business.

  • Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others across all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, UN and where appropriate, donor representatives.

  • Ability to take initiative and focus on results.

  • Ability to learn new skills and systems, with an entrepreneurial work ethic.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent.

  • English, fluent in host country language and ability to speak the country’s language.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • High-level analytical skills to identify appropriate courses of action.

  • Identifies potential risks to portfolio execution and recommends corrective actions.

  • Identifies and incorporates constraints into the portfolio process and recommends solutions.

  • Decisions and actions have a significant impact on management and division operations.

  • Problems encountered are complex and highly varied.

  • Exercises judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with Organizational goals.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Sets goals and budgets for projects and leads department in achieving strategic goals.

  • Leads coordination of resources for ongoing projects across functional areas and addresses/resolves project issues.

  • Provides project management leadership for complex and cross functional projects as needed.

  • Facilitates team discussions to ensure successful outcomes.

  • Typically reports to a Program Director or Portfolio Director.


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent • Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition,Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Fields.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


  • 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).

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - 25%

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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