FHI 360 Chief of Party (Project Director) Job Vacancy in Rwanda

Location: Rwanda
Req ID: 2264
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Description
Chief of Party (Project Director) for Rwanda – Human & Institutional Capacity Development Project

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.

FHI 360’s Center for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG) supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace. CCSG works with civil society to increase its credibility, visibility and effectiveness by building its capacity to:
• Advocate for social justice, economic reforms, fiscal transparency, gender equity and the prevention of human rights abuses such as human trafficking and violence against women;
• Promote peaceful solutions to conflict, support peace negotiations, produce radio and television programs to promote social dialogue and tolerance;
• Solve community problems, engage youth in civic affairs and provide needed services to citizens;
• Develop diversified revenue streams and cooperate with business and media sectors; and
• Increase local governments’ responsiveness to citizens.

Position Description:
FHI 360’s Center for Civil Society and Governance is currently seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded program in Rwanda to strengthen human and institutional capacity in targeted Government of Rwanda (GOR) institutions, as well as in targeted civil society organizations. The goal is to increase overall performance of GOR institutions and Rwanda civil society organizations in a manner that fosters sustainability and improves Rwanda’s overall development outcomes.

The COP will be the project’s senior supervisor in Rwanda and will oversee all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial. Under the supervision of the Home Office Project Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for USAID, and will also be the project’s main contact for government stakeholders and civil society. The COP will supervise the recruitment, hiring, and all local staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility in the areas of operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

Minimum Requirements:
• Master’s degree in international affairs, political science, public administration, international development, or a related field;
• Proven record of excellent management, leadership, and decision-making skills;
• At least 10 years of senior level experience designing, managing, and implementing large, complex development projects preferably in post-conflict settings;
• Knowledge of the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) model and HICD certification preferred;
• At least 5 years senior level experience in civil society strengthening, institutional capacity development, governance, or other related DG sectors;
• Experience living and working in Africa; Rwanda preferred;
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and navigate politically sensitive terrain;
• Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Fluency in French and/or other local language preferred.

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360′s Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. 

Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.

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