Chief of Party

Cote d'Ivoire-Abidjan | Tunisia-Any | Burkina Faso-Ouagadougou | Burundi-Bujumbura | Togo-Lome | The Democratic Republic of Congo-Gombe, Kinshasa | Mali-Bamako | South Africa-Pretoria
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining

About FHI 360

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, nutrition, 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: Chief of Party


FHI 360’s Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPD) supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace. CSPD works with civil society to increase its credibility, visibility and effectiveness, strengthens the leadership, capacity, and credibility of national and community-based organizations and helps increase the transparency of government agencies at all levels.


FHI 360 seeks qualified Chiefs of Party (COPs) for anticipated USAID civil society and peacebuilding programs in Central Asia, Latin America and Francophone Africa to name but a few regional prospects. Examples of projects have aimed to incorporate the participation of citizens into decision-making processes and to engage civil society in monitoring and oversight initiatives. Support will be tailored to donor requirements and defined project activities as stipulated in the solicitation.


Job Summary / Responsibilities

The COP is expected to oversee project teams and will be overseen by an FHI 360 Project Director based in Washington, DC. The COP will:

  • Provide overall program leadership, management, quality control, timeliness of deliverables, and technical direction while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and FHI 360 policies and procedures;
  • Oversee technical and operational functions for achieving the goals of the project;
  • Liaise with the USAID Mission, CSOs, government stakeholders, private sector and other local partners, as required by the project, to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of program objectives and achievements;
  • Serve as a primary point of contact with NGOs, the media, local government officials and other project stakeholders as needed;
  • Oversee the development of annual implementation plans, budgets and other USAID deliverables;
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
  • Manage and supervise the work of program personnel, subcontractors, and grantees, with a focus on core results, achievement of work plan and targets, and timely implementation;
  • Ensure that fundamental elements of safety and security management are fulfilled, as needed, including a basic level of training for all project staff.


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree in international development, political science, business, or a related field;
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience leading civil society strengthening and/or capacity development projects;
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures;
  • Experience strengthening civil society networks, developing civil society capacity, and supporting health service delivery initiatives;
  • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality of their products;
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental and development context in countries of expertise;
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams while developing a common vision;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English required; French language proficiency desirable.

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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed