• Project Director/Chief of Party at FHI 360

  • Posted on: 11 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a nonprofit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories

    Project Director/Chief of Party


    Job Summary / Responsibilities

    • Oversee all aspects of program implementation and management; stakeholder coordination with USAID and Government of Kenya counterparts and implementing partners; and ensure overall project quality, results, and compliance
    • Provide strategic leadership to the design and implementation of HIV Service Delivery activities and oversees program planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation
    • Ensure optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones, objectives, deliverables and targets
    • Provide leadership and management to ensure that all projects activities are executed in line with and meet the technical standards and expectations of FHI 360 and its donors and supporters. Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.
    • Oversee and coordinate the successful completion of planning and budgeting requirements of the project
    • Ensure mechanisms are in place to monitor the implementation of projects, including progress toward achieving objectives and targets with high-quality and on-time performance
    • Provide effective oversight to all financial and administrative functions undertaken by the program to ensure efficient and effective administrative support
    • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with FHI 360 standard operating procedures, donor policies and regulations, and national policies and laws
    • Develop and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with representatives from the Government of Kenya, academic institutions, donors, supporters and other implementing and collaborating partners
    • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned
    • Oversee strategies and interventions to ensure excellence and accountability to beneficiaries and USAID
    • Represent project both internally and externally to other donors, stakeholders, implementing partners and government counterparts
    • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations


    • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in international development, public health or related field with minimum 10 years of manging complex public health programs in Kenya or East Africa.
    • At least 10 years of demonstrated technical experience as a senior staff in at least two of these areas: HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, health systems strengthening, quality improvement/quality assurance, M&E and operations research.
    • Experience managing US government funded projects with sub awards to local partners highly preferred.
    • Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain.
    • Experience in child welfare and protection, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, and quality improvement is highly desirable.
    • Management experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
    • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
    • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow
    • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)

    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.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment 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, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to FHI360 NGO career website on jobs-fhi360.icims.com to apply

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