Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Cambodia-Phnom Penh
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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: Deputy Director, Country Programs.


The Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party in managing administration and programs with deputy functions for technical and program activities. S/he will plan and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending, monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery. Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the COP to provide leadership to the development and maintenance of a comprehensive needs based strategy for programming in host country and/or sub-offices.
  • Collaborates with in country Technical Advisors and headquarter based Technical staff to ensure programs is designed and implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework and regulations.
  • Provides support to the COP and management to programs, ensuring strategic program direction, managed growth and compliance with organization policies and procedures and donor regulations.
  • Manages, implements, and monitors systems, services, staff and budgets to achieve financial, administrative and programmatic goals.
  • Provides timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to company management and donors as required.
  • Collaborates with Technical and Program staff to ensure that program implementation is managed closely through the development of structured work plans, indicator tracking sheets and approved monitoring plans.
  • Provides guidance and supervision to all Technical and Program staff to ensure the financial health and performance of each of the projects.
  • Prepares and monitors approved budgets for assigned projects.
  • Ensures expenditures within each project is monitored monthly, and that well-structured corrective action is initiated and tracked where required.
  • Collaborates with the operations and cross functional groups on matters concerning staff development that leverages international staff to mentor local staff, to maintain project accountability and scale in the short term and fast track capacity building for the long term.


  • Bachelors required, Master’s degree or its international equivalent or higher preferred in public health or a related area.
  • At least 5-8 years of professional experience in public health, particularly leading and designing health programs; experience with key stakeholders in Cambodia;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in project management and leadership, including experience managing USAID projects and staff;
  • Proven experience working with government officials, particularly MoH is highly desirable, to support strategy development, implementation plans and decision making;
  • Proven experience with USAID regulations in financial and accounting management per USAID guidelines, ensure that the project maintains the highest administrative, financial, and operational standards for compliance and audits
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; fluency in Cambodian is an advantage;
  • Experience working in Cambodia or another country in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region will be an advantage. 

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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