FHI360 Chief of Party in Dhaka, Bangladesh

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Youth Workforce Development for Bangladeshi Youth activity. The purpose of the project is to increase stable employment for vulnerable youth in Bangladesh. The project will align with USAID/Bangladesh Feed the Future activities, and will support youth skills development, forge linkages with the private sector to facilitate job placement, and create an enabling environment for women’s employment. Activities will focus on the food processing and light engineering sectors.

Job Summary:

The COP will be responsible for developing and maintaining the overall technical vision, strategy and direction of the project, assuming responsibility for design, delivery, and progress against the approved work plan and reporting against 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 will serve as the project’s principal contact point for USAID and will be the project’s main in-country contact for government counterparts, donors, local partners, media, and civil society.

Primary 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.

  • Responsible for coordination with the Mission and other donor initiatives and activities

  • Identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a time manner, and suggest appropriate activity adjustments when necessary

  • Assist with analysis and communications regarding resource management;

  • Ensure an integrated project vision among staff and subawardees

  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID/Bangladesh, government counterparts (including multiple Ministry partners), 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.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope and scale to this activity.*

  • Master’s degree in one of the following relevant fields: public administration, public policy, international development, finance, economics, law, political science, or related social sciences.*

  • Minimum of five years of senior management experience, including managing budgets, workplans, and personnel, and managing activities in complex environments

  • Experience managing USAID projects (preferably as a Chief of Party) and strong knowledge of USAID programming rules and regulations, grants programs, and monitoring and evaluation policies and procedures.

  • Prior experience working with relevant workforce development stakeholders, including technical and vocational education providers, higher education institutions, skills training providers, chambers of commerce and private sector associations, and related government ministries

  • Prior experience managing inclusive programming

  • Demonstrated ability to convene stakeholders from various disciplines and sectors (public, private, training/education, civil society) to identify and to achieve program goals

  • Experience living and working in South Asia preferred; previous experience working in Bangladesh highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of and understanding of economic development issues in Bangladesh

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English

  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • A demonstrated track record of strong donor relationships including with USAID.

  • A proven record providing high quality management, strategic vision and leadership, and decision-making skills with a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with diverse project teams.

*Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.

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.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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