Chief of Party – Economic Growth and Workforce Development

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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: Chief of Party – Eastern Europe Economic Growth and Workforce Development.


FHI 360 is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for economic growth and workforce development programs in the Eastern Europe region. The COP will provide strategic guidance and leadership for FHI 360’s program and will assume responsibility for design, delivery, and progress against the approved workplan, and reporting against the performance monitoring plan. The COP will work with the senior management team to ensure overall planning, implementing, and managing of the project and establishing the administrative framework to monitor and assure progress toward achieving project goals and objectives. The COP will regularly interface with USAID on management and decision-making while ensuring that activities are meeting USAID and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated. The COP also will be responsible for establishing strong local and international partnerships and dialogue with the appropriate donor representatives, as well as coordination with the private sector. This is a long-term, in-country staff position.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical leadership management and general technical direction for the design and implementation of project activities
  • Responsible for design, delivery, and progress against approved work plan and reporting against performance monitoring plan
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely and quality completion of all program technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines
  • Ensure an integrated project vision among staff and subcontractors
  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID, government counterparts, donors, local partners, and community stakeholders, and build effective relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring compliance with USAID and FHI 360 rules and regulations
  • Supervise the development and submission of program deliverables and provide accurate and timely reporting to USG and key stakeholders on all program areas
  • Oversee the establishment of effective project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, and personnel and procurement systems, and ensure that program results are met
  • Manage long-term staff and short-term advisors in a respectful and transparent manner, ensuring achievement of project results


  • Master’s degree in one of the following relevant fields: public administration, public policy, international development, finance, economics, law, political science, or related social science
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant management, supervisory, and technical experience
  • Experience managing USAID projects and strong knowledge of USAID programming rules and regulations, grants programs, and monitoring and evaluation policies and procedures; prior experience as a USAID Chief of Party preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to convene stakeholders from various disciplines and sectors (public, private, training/education, civil society) to identify and achieve common goals
  • Demonstrated track record of strong donor relationships, including with USAID
  • Experience working in a variety of elements of economic growth programs, including a deep understanding of issues related to human capital, workforce and skills development, and in enterprise strengthening
  • Experience living and working in Eastern Europe preferred; previous experience in country contexts such as Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, and/or Ukraine
  • Knowledge of and understanding of economic development issues in the region
  • Proven record of providing high quality management, with a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with diverse project teams
  • Strategic vision, leadership, and decision-making skills
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English; strong Russian language skills preferred

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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