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Deputy Chief of Party (D-COP)

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries . FHI360 currently seeks qualified candidates to serve as a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID/Tanzania- Let Girls Learn Initiative (LGL-T).
The main objectives of LGL-T are to ensure girls’ increased enrollment in educational programs for girls and increased retention in educational programs for girls in lower secondary school, and to empower adolescent girls to acquire an education and skills to become positive agents for change within their communities. To achieve this, FHI 360 and its partners will implement a gender-transformative school and community-based approach that engages girls, boys, women and men in actively examining and changing entrenched, unequal gender norms that harm individuals and hinder social and economic development. At the same time, LGL-T will put adolescent girls at the forefront of programming empowering them not only to stay in school, but also to use their new leadership and other skills at home, at school and in the broader community. The project will be implemented in secondary schools in the northern regions of Tanzania including Mwanza and Tabora.

Responsibilities:
The D-COP is responsible for carrying out all the tasks attributed to the COP including coordinating, supporting, planning, implementing, evaluating and representing the project when the Chief of Party is not available. The D-COP must/will:
• Have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive public health interventions, and related capacity strengthening.
• Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Tanzania context.
• Oversee a team of senior technical staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
• Maintain and encourage high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
• Ensure state of the art and evidence-based best practices in education and gender programming are integrated into project strategies to enhance their quality and effectiveness.
• Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision.
• 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.
• Conduct or participate in technical quality assessments.
• Lead and/or contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.
• Coordinate with partners, government counterparts and other stakeholders to achieve project objectives.
• Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms;
• Act in place of Chief of Party when needed.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Master's Degree in education or a related field with 9-11 years of experience.
• 8 + years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries.
• Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical expertise in education programming including gender and school-related gender-based violence, adolescent SRH, community capacity building.
• Experience with implementing comprehensive education/ health/SRH/SRGBV interventions, and building capacity with the public sector, civil society and private sector.
• Experience with a USAID policies and strategies preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with local and international partners, stakeholders, local NGOs, 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 and Excel).

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Interested candidates may their application, curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume, photocopies of certificates and names and addresses of three (3) referees to either:
a)
Human Resources Department,
FHI360,
P.O. Box 78082,
Dar es Salaam.

b) May also register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities
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