FHI 360 Recruits Workers

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1 Sep, 2016

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FHI 360 works alongside government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to improve Ghana’s education system and to support public and private health systems and services in the country.

FHI 360 recently become a key implementing partner for the Ghana Partnership for Education: Learning, a U.S. Agency for International Development project to support the early grade reading and literacy improvement activities implemented by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service. Our education activities will help improve, expand and sustain learning outcomes for at least 2.8 million primary students nationwide, with a particular emphasis on children in kindergarten through grade three.

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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of

Job Description

Job Title: Chief of Party

Job Summary

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Party (COP), for an anticipated USAID-funded Partnerships for Peace (PfP) Project. PfP will support West African efforts to improve their ability to counter violent extremism (VE). Activities will improve understanding of VE and knowledge of CVE approaches in West Africa; increase governmental and civil society leadership of CVE efforts; and improve regional coordination on CVE. The ideal candidate has strong experience managing complex international programs and is familiar with the civil society and regional organizational landscape of the region. S/he will be fluent in English or French with at least professional proficiency in the other. Knowledge of CVE research and experience implementing CVE activities is highly desirable.


West African nationals, especially those currently residing in Ghana, are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

The COP will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance for the project. S/he will be the primary point of contact for USAID and will be responsible for overall project management and technical operations. S/he will ensure that project tasks are completed on time and the project objectives are successfully met. FHI 360 anticipates that the Chief of Party will be based in Accra, Ghana but s/he must be willing to travel to other countries in the region as required.

  • Leading the project team and serving as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the agreement.
  • Overseeing technical implementation and ensuring project activities are of high technical quality.
  • Managing and supervising the work of all experts/personnel provided under the agreement.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all project activities.
  • Establishing appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported.
  • Establish procedures for grants under contract activities to ensure compliance with USG rules and regulations, as well as FHI 360’s policies.
  • Managing the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent
  • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • At least 10 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing) preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in West Africa;
  • Master’s degree in public administration, political science, international relations, conflict resolution and peacebuilding or related field required;
  • Knowledge of capacity building and strategy development to regional organizations, governments and/or civil society organizations;
  • Experience countering violent extremism preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods and techniques of delivering development programs in close collaboration with African partner institutions;
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively working, coordinating and negotiating with regional institutions and organizations, donors, other USAID projects, US embassies, local organizations and partners;
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop staff in a multi-country and multi-cultural setting as demonstrated by past experience;
  • Ability to manage USAID contracts and all required reporting requirements;
  • Experience establishing or supporting networks preferred;
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project; and
  • Fluency, speaking, reading, and in English or French, with a minimum of professional proficiency in the other.

This job description 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.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.
    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment 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, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.


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