USAID Project Jobs – Chief of Party (Project Director) at FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Kampala, Uganda
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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We seek
qualified candidates for the position of Project Director /Chief of Party (COP)
for an anticipated program in Uganda, focusing on increasing professional
expertise and research in higher education institutions to help meet the
challenge of adapting to climate variability and change in the agricultural
The Project
Director/COP will be responsible for all reporting to USAID and is expected to
provide overall technical leadership, strategic direction, and management of
the entire activity, ensure an integrated vision among different components and
actors, and focus on achieving the results defined in the agreement. He/she
will also be responsible for technical assistance and direct capacity building
support to local partner institutions and will play a lead role in interacting
with senior Ugandan and local government officials, the private sector,
non-governmental organizations, donors, and community-based groups.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develops
    and implements research program with local partner(s) linked to field
  • Plans,
    directs, and coordinates project activities to ensure goals and objectives
    are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Reviews
    project proposals and plans to determine scheduling, budget, procedures,
    staffing, and allotment of resources needed for project.
  • Provides
    short-term training for local partner staff, government, civil society,
    and private sector professionals.
  • Establishes
    work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure
    compliance with policies.
  • Develops
    proposals and researches sources for funding projects.
  • Provides
    guidance and training to managers and staff to achieve project goals.
  • Participates
    in the strategic development of methods and techniques with executive
  • Establishes,
    serves and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
    on project matters.
  • Provide
    leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and
    priorities, encouraging effective team-work.
Skills & Experience:
  • Doctoral
    degree in natural resources management, agriculture, environmental
    science, climate science, natural resources economics, public policy,
    international development or other relevant field.
  • Minimum
    of seven (7) years of experience in a leadership and management role in a
    higher education environment.
  • Or
    an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
    sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of or training in climate change.
  • Demonstrated
    experience managing academic programs, developing and managing curriculum
    and academic assessments, research program development, student advising,
    faculty development, strategic planning and implementation, budgeting,
    outreach, and/or development.
  • High
    level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a
    demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a
    broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key
  • Strong
    English written and oral communication skills.
  • Previous
    experience working on US government programs preferred.
  • Ability
    to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.
to Apply:
All interested applicants
should visit the career site of FHI 360 and register online through FHI 360’s
Career Center at or
through the Employment section at
Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please
specify source in your application.
Deadline:  15 Jun 2013

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