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IDEAL Deputy Director - Management

Washington D.C. (United States of America) | United States

FHI 360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Deputy Director - Management on the anticipated USAID Implementer-led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL). IDEAL is intended to improve the food security and nutrition vulnerable populations through improving the design, implementation and overall effectiveness of development and emergency food security activities funded by FFP. The expected duration of the project is five years. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Position Summary

The Deputy Director will be responsible for managing implementation of the IDEAL Leader Award, ensuring quality results and coordinated efforts across consortium members and program pathways. The deputy should also have direct oversight of the small grants program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Project Director (PD) on all strategic, programmatic and administrative matters.
  • Set up and adjust as needed all administrative, financial, procurement, HR and other operational systems and processes, and organize appropriate training and orientation on policies and systems for staff at the time of hire and on an on-going basis. Oversee and administer small grants program.
  • Oversee a team of administrative, logistics, and financial staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Assure that the project is in compliance with USAID and FHI 360 regulations and procedures.
  • Serve as a program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the PD.

Experience and Qualifications

  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) plus at least 12 years relevant experience required.
  • 10-12 years of experience leading, managing and implementing large-scale international
    development and/or emergency activities.
  • Experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluations systems and resource constrained settings.
  • Experience in designing, managing and implementing projects.
  • Experience setting up and managing small grants programs.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and team-work skills.
  • Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and oral communication skills. Proven ability to write well for technical and USAID audiences in English is essential.
  • Ability to work in a team consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and with people with varying levels of technical training.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.


  • Must be able to travel internationally at least 30% of the time.

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.
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  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America) | United States
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-27

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