FHI 360 is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to lead and manage the Backbone Support and Learning Contract. As a coordination, collaboration and learning platform, the Backbone Support and Learning program will contribute to all aspects of the RISE II results framework. In addition, it will make a central contribution to the RISE II transformative outcome of “Enhanced capacity to learn and adapt among beneficiaries, local partners, and partner governments.” This position is contingent upon contract award. The expected period of performance is an estimated 5 years (duration of the program). This position will be based in West Africa (Niger or Burkina Faso).
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for the day-to-day operations lead on the project and provide overall technical and programmatic support to the program, supervise operations and finance personnel, primary responsibility for compliance with USAID and FHI 360 Rules & Regulations, while ensuring high-quality service delivery, outreach and staff capacity building. Under Chief of Party’s (COP) strategic direction, foster cross-fertilization between technical teams and project outreach personnel, and ensure program delivery of expected outcomes and milestones. The DCOP supports COP and partners as necessary to cultivate relationships with the government counterparts to advance program objectives ensure smooth implementation of program activities. This position will be based in Niger or Burkina Faso and is contingent upon receipt of award, funder approval of key personnel and project implementation criteria.