Deputy Chief of Party, Chef de parti adjoint, Cameroon, FHI 360

Deputy Chief of Party, Chef de parti adjoint, Cameroon, FHI 360

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID project, Cameroon Strengthening Civil Society and Community Resilience Program, with a budget of $11 million.  The goal of the project is to empower Cameroonians to address their needs through increased access to services and ability to advocate. The project is anticipated to start in early 2022.

Job Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party (COP) in overseeing project implementation and will have a role in providing direct technical support to staff and partners. The DCOP will assist the COP with the development and implementation of the project’s vision, strategy, and technical direction, ensuring timely progress against schedules, achievement and quality of deliverables, and quality of results. S/he will supervise and coordinate the technical and field activity implementation team and will serve as the secondary institutional liaison with USAID. The DCOP will be located in the project office in Maroua with regular travel within the Far North and other areas in the North where activities will be implemented. The position is contingent on funding and USAID approval.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assist the Chief of Party with strategic and operational planning, including work planning, and ensure project compliance with all reporting and financial requirements of USAID and FHI 360;

Management of deadlines, drafting of reports, maintenance of records, and monitoring achievement of benchmarks in the award;

Supervise and ensure the strong performance of a team of FHI 360 and partner staff dedicated to the project and responsible for coordinating all field activities and providing technical assistance and capacity building support to project staff, grantees, and stakeholders.

Assist the Chief of Party in creating and maintaining good working relationships with USAID, sub-awardees, Government of Cameroon counterparts, local organizations, and other program partners;

Establish appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met;

Coordinate and contribute to all quarterly performance reports, contribute to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities, and lead select activities aimed at fostering project learning and adaptive management;

Serve as acting Chief of Party in his/her absence; and

Manage long-term staff and short-term advisors, and partner staff dedicated to SCS-CRP, in a respectful and transparent manner, ensuring achievement of project results.

Minimum Requirements:

10 years of experience managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those funded by USAID;

Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English; Fluency in French; knowledge of other languages spoken in Cameroon’s Far North is preferred;

Master’s or higher degree in a relevant field such as conflict resolution, international development, law, political science, or related social sciences;

Demonstrated success as a project manager with organizational skills to successfully manage and coordinate large and disparate work groups;

Experience in research, learning, and adaptive management preferred;

Proven leadership and experience implementing and providing technical assistance to civil society strengthening, peacebuilding, youth engagement, community resilience, and/or preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) projects;

Ability to develop and foster relationships with diverse local counterparts including government representatives, civil society organizations, donors, and donor-funded implementers;

Proven human resource management skills;

Demonstrated commitment to customer service; and

Sound knowledge of social and political dynamics in Cameroon’s Far North and North regions.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

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.

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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