FHI360 Deputy Chief of Party in Nampula, Mozambique

FHI 360 seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a USAID Mozambique nutrition-centered program with element of hygiene and sanitation. This position requires comprehensive understanding of and experience in the following core technical areas: nutrition, agriculture, WASH, and social and behavior change.

The DCOP will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in ensuring the overall success of the project. It is anticipated that the DCOP will be based in Nampula, Mozambique with anticipated project travel to Maputo. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the COP, manage the day-to day aspects of the project operations.

  • 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 project administrative and logistical staff.

  • Cooperate closely with the COP on all administrative matters.

  • Work closely with Home Office administration (including finance, contracts, HR, etc.), program and operational teams to ensure timely and quality reporting, and lead field team in office/program set-up, implementation and close-out processes.

  • Ensure that the project is compliant with USAID and FHI 360 regulations and procedures.

  • Provide direction and guidance to local staff and sub-awardee staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR and logistical questions.

  • Develop and facilitate supportive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Participate in strategic planning.

  • Serve as the primary program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.


  • Masters’ degree (preferred) or university degree in finance, economics, business, international relations or related field

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience on international donor programming, preferably on nutrition, Agriculture, WASH of similar projects in size and complexity.

  • Knowledge of the Mozambique health sector and/or nutrition, or similar initiatives.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and best practices.

  • Proven capacity to effectively manage and mentor staff with various levels of skills and experience; strong negotiation and facilitation skills.

  • Considerable work experience and capacity to collaborate with partners at multiple levels, including Ministry Officials, NGOs (local and international) representatives of civil society and USAID partners.

  • Excellent oral and written English and Portuguese communication skills.

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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