FHI 360 Vacancy for a Chief of Party (SIDHAS) in Abuja

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,
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 Title:  Chief of Party, Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS)

Job Description

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
  • 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
  • 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
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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.

How to Apply
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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
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