Deputy Chief of Party – Zimbabwe Maternal , Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family Planning (FP)

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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 Chief of Party– Zimbabwe Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family Planning (FP).


FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated five-year Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Family Planning project in Zimbabwe, focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in targeted areas through a combined MNCH/FP activity. The DCOP will be responsible for technical and administrative management of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, daily operations, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. The DCOP will manage the administrative and logistic infrastructure of key components of the program and ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in health service delivery programming and donor-specified compliance. The position will be based in Harare and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval

Job Summary / Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party will have the following responsibilities:

  • Cooperate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all administrative and technical matters.
  • 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 administrative and logistical staff in the main and field offices and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Work closely with Home Office administrative (including financial, contracts, HR, etc.), program, and operational teams to ensure timely and quality reporting, and lead field team in office/program set-up and close-out processes.
  • Assure that the project is in compliance with USAID and FHI 360 regulations and procedures.
  • Provide direction and guidance to local staff and subcontractor staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR and logistical questions.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project operational procedures, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Zimbabwean context.
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision.
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms.
  • Serve as the primary program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.


  • Master's Degree or higher in public administration, public health, or a closely related field is required.
  • 5+ or more years of progressively more responsible technical supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and working with commercial and non-government organizations.
  • Knowledge and experience working within the health sector; experience working in Zimbabwe preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships.
  • Demonstrated track record of producing high quality project deliverables on time and according to budget.
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Office, etc.

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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