FHI 360 Vacancy | Chief of Party

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FHI 360 Vacancy | Chief of Party

The proposed Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership and managerial direction for the anticipated Tanzania Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Activity. Fulfill the diverse managerial requirements of the Activity and have technical and management responsibility for all activities, personnel, and budget/spending. Serve as the Activity’s primary representative to USAID/Tanzania, the Government of Tanzania, other donors, and key stakeholders. Responsible for the smooth implementation of the Activity, and for effectively addressing problems and challenges that arise during performance. Responsible for ensuring completion of the Activity on schedule and within budget constraints, and timely and accurate delivery of all reports and other program products and deliverables. Based in Dar es Salaam, this position is contingent on funder approval and award to FHI 360.


Responsible for creating, promoting, and maintaining safe and equitable work environments for all personnel, including a harassment and violence-free work culture, and systems for safeguarding project participants.
Provide overall leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of SBC approaches and interventions to address the social and behavior change needs of health (family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (MNCAH), Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), malaria, HIV/AIDS, and other selected health areas) and other development sectors.
Provide leadership in collaboration, coordination, and communication between stakeholders within and outside of the health sector.
Lead the overall planning, implementation, and monitoring of all activities, in close coordination with the Government of Tanzania and USG partners, to ensure Activity goals and objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner within funding parameters.
Ensure adherence to technical quality standards and donor requirements and guidelines, leveraging internal and external resources, as needed.
Oversee/manage partnerships, ensuring strong coordination and collaboration.
Serve as the primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including USAID, implementation partners, Government of Tanzania partners, and other key stakeholders.
Oversee a team of senior technical and program management project staff and ensure strong communication and coordination with and between all team members.
Oversee the development and implementation of Activity annual work plans and provide guidance and training to staff to achieve Activity goals.
Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective teamwork.
Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

Comprehensive knowledge of concepts and practices for project management, process development and execution.
Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Good influencing and negotiation skills.
Strong consultative skills.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for the successful completion of projects.
Ability to motivate, influence, and collaborate with others.
Ability to build positive local working relationships with community partners, government officials, donor representatives, and other key stakeholders.
Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluency in Kiswahili is strongly preferred.

Problem Solving & Impact:

Decisions and actions have a significant impact on management and Activity operations.
Problems encountered are complex and highly varied.
Exercises judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with organizational goals.
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

Supervision Given/Received:

Set goals and budgets for the Activity and lead staff in achieving strategic goals.
Lead coordination of resources for ongoing activities across business units and addresses/resolves project issues.
Typically reports to the FHI 360 Regional Portfolio Director.


Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in public health, communication/behavior change social sciences, international development, or a related field. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


12+ years of relevant experience (including 8+ years of line management experience) in the design, implementation, and management of public health programs that are complex and strategic in nature and national in scope.
Strong understanding and demonstrated experience working with, advising, and providing technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania and Tanzanian non-governmental organizations/civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs), and private sector organizations, preferably related to SBC.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of SBC within and outside of the health sector and multi-sectoral SBC.
Familiarity with USAID rules, regulations, and policies, and related reporting requirements and funding parameters.
Knowledge of USG health and other development initiatives in Tanzania.
Demonstrated leadership in convening diverse groups of stakeholders to gain commitments and action towards shared goals.
Show leadership skills, and experience in building and maintaining productive working relationships with a wide network of institutional partners and stakeholders, including host governments and international donor agencies.
Demonstrated track record of leading teams to achieve project results.
Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
Experience working in an NGO.
Experience managing a USAID-funded project preferred.
Excellent oral/written communication skills in English; excellent oral/written communication skills in Kiswahili a plus.
Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow.

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.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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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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