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: Project Director
Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development. Good nutrition in the first 1,000 days, from conception to two years of age, is critical to enable all children to lead healthier and more productive lives. Alive & Thrive is scaling up improved infant and young child feeding and maternal nutrition through large-scale programs in several countries in Asia and Africa and through strategic technical support and the dissemination of innovations, tools, and lessons worldwide. Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland.
The Program Director for A&T/West Africa Regional Initiative will provide program and technical leadership, management, and coordination for the Alive & Thrive activities under the West African Regional Initiative. Focal countries for this initiative will be defined based on scoping activities. S/he will be required to liaise closely with donors and key partners including governments, UNICEF, Development Banks, SUN initiative and NGOs at regional and national levels to plan and implement activities to enable achievement of project results. S/he will be responsible for ensuring policy level stakeholder engagement, development and completion of collaborative agreements, and quality of technical inputs as per agreed upon work-plans. S/he will monitor the project from initiation through delivery ensuring completion of project on schedule and within budget constraints. The position will be based in West Africa region and will report to the Africa Director, Alive & Thrive based in Washington, D.C.
Essential Job Functions
Specific Knowledge and Skills
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.