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Deputy Chief of Party - Technical (Ukraine)

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, IT, Operations
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Activity Background

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of Party - Technical for the anticipated USAID Mental Health Activity (MHA) in Ukraine. This five-year, $50-$100 million program, will be anchored in the development of a modern, evidence-informed, integrated mental health system that creates a framework for services offered across all levels of care—from self-care to specialized services. This system will foster enhanced accountability, efficiency, and transparency to effectively address the evolving mental health challenges during the war and recovery.

This position is contingent on donor funding.

Job Summary

The Deputy Chief of Party - Technical (DCOP-Technical) is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in developing and maintaining the overall technical vision, strategy, and direction of the project; supporting design, delivery, and progress against the approved work plan; and reporting against the performance monitoring plan.

The DCOP-Technical will provide technical support to staff and partners while ensuring efficient approaches for the program to meet its targets and deliverables on time and within budget. They will supervise and coordinate the technical/program implementation team, including international and local partners. The DCOP-Technical will be designated Acting COP in the COP’s absence and will represent the program to USAID, donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers, and stakeholders when acting as the COP.

The position will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and subsequent approval of the candidate by USAID.

Job Description

  • Provide day-to-day overall technical leadership management and general technical direction for the design and implementation of project activities. Demonstrate strong understanding of the current mental health system in Ukraine, levels of institutionalization, decentralization and related mental health reforms and initiatives.

  • Provide day-to-day oversight for programmatic design, delivery, and progress against approved work plan and reporting against performance monitoring plan.

  • Support the project’s technical specialists in the development of strategic vision and partnerships with key collaborators, other USAID-funded projects, public health actors, civil society, and the private sector, while concretely facilitating collaboration, learning, and adaptive practices.

  • Work closely with monitoring and evaluation staff to develop and monitor results and foster quality assurance, documentation of best practices, and managing knowledge management and timely donor and other reporting.

  • Manage long-term technical staff and short-term advisors in a respectful and transparent manner, ensuring achievement of project results and integrating mechanisms to care for staff’s mental health in collaboration with HR staff.

  • Provide daily oversight of program team contributions, lead capacity strengthening of team members, foster understanding of roles, provide constructive feedback for performance improvement, and establish clear professional development goals.

  • Oversees the integration of safeguarding in the project and mental health and psychosocial support for project staff.

  • Promote sustainability of project activities through linkages to other programs, capacity strengthening of project staff, and institutional strengthening of GOU counterparts, implementing partners, and community-based organizations.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in international development, economics, gender, psychology, or a related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience of relevant management, supervisory, and technical experience working on projects that are of a similar scope, scale, and complexity. Experience on USAID projects (preferably in similar position) and strong knowledge of USAID programming rules and regulations, grants programs, and monitoring and evaluation policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team building, and communication skills.

  • Experience working with health systems, health policy, mental health systems and actors in Ukraine, and/or mental health workforce preferred

  • Experience living and working in similar contexts required. Experience working in Ukraine preferred. Prior experience working in conflict settings preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social inclusion and equity.

  • Proven ability to develop and manage stakeholder relationships.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project compliance and reporting.

  • Verbal fluency and written fluency in English required; working knowledge of Ukrainian is strongly preferred.

This duty station has been designated as high risk or extreme risk and poses a heightened risk or direct threat to personal safety. Applicants should research this location and the associated risks before submitting an application.

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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