Chief of Party, Liberia County Sanitation

FHI 360

Monrovia, Liberia

FHI 360 is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID Liberia County Sanitation Activity. The proposed new activity will implement a comprehensive county-wide approach for sustainably moving people from open defecation to basic sanitation in five counties through programming to accomplish the results of Improved Sanitation Governance, Key Sanitation Behaviors Adopted, Sanitation Markets Strengthened, and Financing for Sanitation Increased. This position is contingent upon award.

The Chief of Party (COP) will lead the overall implementation of the project, providing strategic, managerial, and technical leadership. The COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, personnel and financial management. The COP will maintain close coordination with USAID and other stakeholders, ensuring that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact. The COP will be responsible for timely and adequate implementation of project activities, including planning, monitoring and reporting of the project. The COP will maintain an effective project management team; overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results. The COP is responsible for ensuring compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USG rules and regulations. The Chief of Party will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and ensure adaptive management is implemented to ensure project activities meet project objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required, advanced degree preferred, in business, public health, engineering, public administration, or other relevant field.

  • At least ten years of professional experience in related field, such as WASH, private sector engagement, financing, local governance, preferably with experience with market-based sanitation.

  • Relevant management, supervisory, and technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.

  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills on complex projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.

  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, businesses, and civil society organizations.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects

  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.

  • Extensive experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably with experience in Liberia.

  • Excellent spoken and written communication and presentation skills in English.

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.

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