FHI360 Chief of Party, Networks for Peace in Bangkok, Thailand
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall management, coordination, oversight and ensure that activities and sub-partners are coordinated and achieve intended results. This individual will be the key liaison with USAID, key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. Her/his primary responsibilities will be aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP position requires political savviness, as s/he will interact with numerous institutions and senior-level national and sub-national level government officials. The COP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the implementation team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract.
Ensure that all assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.
Manage and supervise the work of experts/personnel provided under the award.
Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the award.
Establish appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met.
Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports.
Facilitate ongoing project learning and adaptive management.
Ensure that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360 and sub-awardees, project staff, USAID, and key local stakeholders and partners.
Requires a master’s degree in a directly relevant field from an accredited university;
At least 7 years of experience in relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program;
Demonstrated experience in civil society strengthening, peacebuilding, countering violent extremism, media strengthening, or other relevant field;
Experience in managing multi-country programs preferred;
Experience in South/Southeast Asia required, especially in Burma, Sri Lanka, and/or Thailand;
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting;
Demonstrated experience working alongside project stakeholders to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
Fluency in English required.
Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
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