FHI360 Chief of Party in Lusaka, Zambia

FHI 360 seeks a Chief of Party to lead activities related to civic education, leadership development or youth development. in the Youth Lead project from 2018 to 2021. The project aims to support, network and elevate outstanding young leaders from across Zambia to amplify the impact of their work, inspire civic innovation and promote a culture of sustained citizen-responsive leadership. The project aims to do this through skills-building exercises, community-based youth-led/ youth focused activities, cause-based advocacy, and placements with government departments, civil society organizations, private sector businesses, and USAID implementing partners. The project also seeks to strengthen the capacity of targeted national bodies and institutions (government, civil society, higher education, etc.). This position will be based in Zambia and is contingent upon award.

Position Description:

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. The COP will be the project’s senior supervisor in Zambia and will oversee all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial. Under the supervision of the Home Office, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for USAID and will also be the project’s main contact for stakeholders. The COP will supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all local staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility in the areas of operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead activities related to youth engagement, organizational develop for youth-led and youth serving organizations

  • Lead transition of Youth Lead activities to a national sustainability partner over the life of the project

  • Oversee and manage the entire Agreement from Lusaka, Zambia;

  • Ensure the activity is coordinated and implemented in an effective and cohesive manner;

  • Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports.

  • Serve as the primary interlocutor with USAID/Zambia

  • Provide technical leadership in the areas of civic education, leadership development or youth development.

  • With technical oversight, provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity building of specific technical components of programs.

  • Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.

Qualifications:

  • Requires 8-11 years of relevant experience in the areas civic education, leadership development or youth development.

  • Experience in project management, familiar with USAID rules and regulations

  • Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.

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

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 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

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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