Monday, April 24, 2017

FHI 360, Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda

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 d
evelopment challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Deputy Chief of Party
Description: FHI360 seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for aUSAID/Rwanda Activity that seeks to increase off-farm employment opportunities through enhanced access to finance, increased private investment, expanded reach of entrepreneurship support organizations, increased capacity of firms to attract and use finance, and deepened finance sector capacity to assess risk and increase return. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project and is responsible for project implementation in the field. The DCOP reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements.
Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending;
  • Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery;
  • Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints;
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP;
  • Coordinates among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with formal and informal financial institutions, the relevant Government of Rwanda institutions and representatives, particularly at the provincial level;
  • Takes a technical leadership role in coordination with other senior team members
  • Builds capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders working with the project;
  • Contributes to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence;
  • Represents project both internally and externally to other donors, stakeholders, implementing partners and government counterparts;
  • Promotes sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of service providers and financial institutions;
  • Works closely with the Chief of Party, field-based staff and HQ to ensure the project is technically sound.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience of designing, implementation, reporting and management of evidence-based economic/livelihood and entrepreneurship projects;
  • An advanced degree in commerce, economics, finance or related field;
  • Must have demonstrated experience in entrepreneurship support, creating employment opportunities, and enterprise finance;
  • Experience with USAID preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community based organizations, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Experience leveraging private sector partnerships and resources for creation of business opportunities, business mentorship and skills training, market access, strategies to strengthen household resilience, etc.;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams and make high-level decisions.
This job description 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.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. To apply please send your resume/CV, cover letter, and the job you are interested in stated in the subject line of your email to no later than 5th May 2017.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment 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, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
Kigali, April 21, 2017
Ildephonse Bikino
Deputy Project Director, Rwanda MCOP Project
FHI 360 Rwanda

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