24 Jul 2016
FHI 360 Vacancy for a Chief of Party (SIDHAS) in Abuja
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We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:
Job Title: Chief of Party, Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS)
The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a PEPFAR program that aims to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Chief of Party (COP) leads the project and is responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships with national and international partners and other key stakeholders. The COP has overall programmatic and fiscal responsibility for the project, including achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and the organization’s regulations.
- Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results.
- Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented and fulfill donor and the organization’s requirements.
- Provide direction on senior-level policy and technical dialogue with the Ministry of Health and other government ministries and units, working in staff as appropriate.
- Oversee all technical assistance and administrative support activities under the program.
- Ensure the timely and complete submission of all performance reports and responses to donor requests for performance, success stories, and financial information for the program.
- Ensure that all program deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.
- Ensure compliance with all donorrelated, organization’s, and program-specific policies.
- Supervise and mentor all senior management staff.
- Provide managerial oversight to all project activities and partnerships, and ensure compliance with the organization’s and USG regulations
- Oversee the sub-contract and subgrant cycle from pre-award to closeout including
- solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Recruit, supervise, mentor, and motivate project team which includes staff from the organization and international and national partners.
- -Actively work on teambuilding to ensure productive staff.
- Oversee execution of the organization’s personnel policies and ensure that policies and procedures are clearly communicated to staff, and are respected.
- Liaise with donor personnel, including the COTR and Contracts on funded activities.
- Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with government federal and regional entities to support project implementation.
- Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
- Respond to issues that arise during sub-award/contract, and award program implementation including but not limited to financial reporting, issuing modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit (financial and/or general performance) findings.
- Provide oversight for the project’s financial management systems and ensure that they are in line with the organization’s policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations.
- Ensure preparation and submission of complete and accurate financial reports and cash requests to organization’s HQ and USAID.
- Oversees project budget development and undertake regular analysis of project expenditure, subawards and lead the preparation of budget amendments/modification for negotiation with donor.
- Review and monitor program budgets vs. actual expenditures including Life of Project (LOP) and Field office Financial Reports and Monthly Expense Reports received from the organization’s headquarters.
- Liaise with headquarters Technical Team, Contracts & Grants, Finance, and Compliance staff to monitor donor regulations and policies for changes affecting the program.
- Ensure effective communication across the entire project with team and relevant stakeholders.
- This includes (1) providing regular briefings and updates to relevant parties (e.g., supervisors) (2) facilitating regular team meetings to share information across project components and (3) contribute to positive and smoothly functioning relationships with external partners, including international partners and national implementing partners.
- Coordinate with other donor implementing partners on common objectives and activities, as needed.
- Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in assigned area, and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups.
- Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent - Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
- Typically requires a minimum of 15+ years with project management experience.
- Typically requires a minimum of 5+ years of Chief of Party experience on government funded sector and/or value chain development projects.
- 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.
- Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.
- Experience operating in insecure environments.
- Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
- Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on West Africa preferred
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.
How to Apply
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