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Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead – Mozambique AGE

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Democratic Governance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-04

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FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 70 offices with 4400 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Mozambique entitled, Advancing Girls’ Education (AGE). This position will be based in Mozambique – in Maputo or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description:

The anticipated Mozambique Advancing Girls’ Education (AGE) Program will increase the safety of girls in school through mobilizing communities to expand girls’ access to quality education and to improve learning outcomes for girls in upper primary and secondary grades. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will focus on increasing school safety, learning outcomes, and transition of girls in grades 7-12; improving girls’ sexual and reproductive education; and strengthening professional development for teachers.

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Position Description:

The Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead (DCOP) is responsible for management of the technical activities and implementation of the project. S/he ensures that program components are results-oriented, ensures high quality deliverables, and relevant and timely reporting. The DCOP will have a major focus on achieving results in all areas and assuring that sub-grantees are poised to deliver services on schedule, ensuring synergies and cohesion between the various result areas. The DCOP shall participate and engage in technical meetings and maintain positive relationships with officials, partners, and implementing partners. The DCOP will, at times, act as the Chief of Party (COP) in the absence of the COP.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all technical matters.

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of the technical program areas and daily oversight of project activities.

  • Provide guidance and supervision to technical staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and maintain clear lines of communication with project team members.

  • Collaborate with in-country technical advisors and headquarter-based technical staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations.

  • Oversee technical outputs of all partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all consortium partners.

  • Provide support to the overall leadership and management of the project, ensuring strategic program direction, managed growth, and compliance with organizational policies and procedures and donor regulations.

  • Oversee project monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with the relevant team lead.

  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.

  • Contribute to timely and accurate donor reporting.

  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and management of technical staff and consultants.

  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences, or related field.

  • Minimum of 9 years of progressively responsible technical management and leadership experience in support of large-scale international development education and/or gender responsive programs, preferably in Mozambique or the region. Experience with teacher professional development programs a plus.

  • Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred.

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity issues in education in Mozambique.

  • Effective strategic planning, program evaluation, and project management skills.

  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives.

  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

  • Fluent in English; fluency in Portuguese preferred.

This job posting 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 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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About Us

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email CareerCenterSupport@fhi360.org.

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