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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
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.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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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