Deputy Chief of Party

Deputy Chief of Party

FHI 360

Bamako, Mali

FHI 360 seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a USAID Mali Integrated Family, Household, and Community Health & Nutrition Activity. This position requires comprehensive understanding of and experience in the following core technical areas: family planning; maternal, newborn and child health; nutrition, and social and behavior change. The DCOP will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in ensuring the overall success of the project. It is anticipated that the DCOP will be based in Bamako, Mali. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the COP, manage the day-to day aspects of the project operations.
  • Set up and adjust as needed all field-based administrative, financial, procurement, HR and other operational systems and processes, and organize appropriate training and orientation on policies and systems for all field staff at the time of hire and on-going.
  • Oversee all project administrative and logistical staff.
  • Cooperate closely with the COP on all administrative matters.
  • Work closely with Home Office administration (including finance, contracts, HR, etc.), program and operational teams to ensure timely and quality reporting, and lead field team in office/program set-up, implementation and close-out processes.
  • Ensure that the project is compliant with USAID and FHI 360 regulations and procedures.
  • Provide direction and guidance to local staff and sub-awardee staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR and logistical questions.
  • Develop and facilitate supportive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in strategic planning.
  • Serve as the primary program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.

Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree (preferred) or university degree in finance, economics, business, international relations or related field
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience on international donor programming, preferably on family planning; maternal, newborn and child health; nutrition; and/or social and behavior change projects similar projects in size and complexity.
  • Knowledge of the Malian health sector and/or nutrition, or similar initiatives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and best practices.
  • Proven capacity to effectively manage and mentor staff with various levels of skills and experience; strong negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Considerable work experience and capacity to collaborate with partners at multiple levels, including Ministry Officials, NGOs (local and international) representatives of civil society and USAID partners.
  • Excellent oral and written French & English communication skills.

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