16 Sep 2014

Chief of Party / Project Director Job Vacancy

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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Chief of Party / Project Director
Location: Kenya
Reference: FHI360-COP-098

Position Summary:

  • The Chief of Party (COP) will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for a public health project in Kenya.
  • Under the supervision of the Country Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners.
  • The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.
  • S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in relevant field with 7-9 years of experience or MS/MA/MPH in international development, public health or related field with 9-11 years of relevant experience with at least 5-7 years of senior-level project management experience, preferably in Kenya or East Africa or
  • BS/BA in public health or related fields with 11-13 years relevant experience with at least 8 years senior-level experience in coordinating development efforts in public health.
  • Experience managing US government funded projects with sub awards to local partners highly preferred.
  • Experience living and working in Kenya preferred; Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain.
  • Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations
  • Experience working with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI 360’s Career Center where a detailed Job description will be availed.

Alternatively you can apply via email to:

Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than September 22, 2014.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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