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Chief of Party – Niger

FHI 360 seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID civil society strengthening program in Niger. The project will aim to strengthen government accountability and building civil society. Likely focusing in the areas of Zinder and Agadez. Job Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) will be the primary point of contact with USAID/Niger with regards to day‐to‐day activity implementation and management matters relating to the project. The Chief of Party will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all field staff, long‐term staff, short‐term staff, consortium partners, and/or sub‐partners, as proposed. Program activities will include: organizational capacity assessments, capacity building workshops, technical assistance on organizational management and budgeting, training on advocacy techniques and approaches, technical assistance on mobilizing organizational constituents, public gatherings to discuss issues of common concern, trainings on fundraising and own-source mobilization, support to civic education campaigns, as well as legislative strengthening programs. The COP will oversee a ten+ member team. S/he will be overseen by an FHI 360 Project Director based in Washington, DC. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree (Advanced degree preferred) in international development, political science, business, or a related field; Minimum 10 years of professional experience leading civil society strengthening and/or capacity development projects, with preference given to experience in Niger and/or West Africa; Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures; Experience strengthening civil society networks, developing civil society capacity, and supporting health service delivery initiatives; Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality of their products; Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context Niger and/or West Africa experience preferred; Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams while developing a common vision; Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity; Strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English required. 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. Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal. 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.