Deputy Chief of Party

FHI 360, Ghana

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th November, 2020

Job Description


The DCOP will provide technical and administrative oversight to all aspects of project implementation. He/she will interact frequently with USAID/Ghana, government counterparts, implementing partners and other key stakeholders. The DCOP will ensure program quality across all aspects of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the work of a team of project technical specialists based in offices across northern Ghana.
  • Develop and manage program team priorities, work plans, and budgets, ensuring activities are delivered on-time, within budget and in accordance with USAID and FHI 360 policies and procedures
  • Develop and oversee short-term technical assistance (STTA) plans and communicate needs to home office. Monitor STTA and consultant work in the field.
  • Support development of annual work plans and the submission of high quality monthly and quarterly progress reports to USAID.
  • Support the COP in representing the project to USAID and key government stakeholders, ensuring timely response to their informational, data and monitoring inquiries and requests.
  • Foster a collaborative working relationship across all aspects of the project.
  • Provide guidance, training and mentorship to program staff and support their professional development.
  • In absence of the COP, the DCOP serves as acting COP of the project.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree. Master’s degree preferred in development, public health or related field.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience with increasing responsibility, at least four (4) years of which is in the areas multi-sectoral rural development.
  • Technical familiarity and experience with multisector programming. In-depth experience in at least one of the major areas of project focus, including nutrition, food systems, WASH, health, governance, and civil society engagement.
  • Experience working in complex environments and managing diverse teams to deliver impact.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


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