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Deputy Director, Programs (US Based)

Company Name
FHI 360 (view profile)
Location Washington, DC, United States
Date Posted January 5, 2017
Category Health
Job Type Full Time
Experience Required 5+ years


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 and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Deputy Director, Programs (US Based)

Proposal to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including increasing demand for family planning (FP) satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world.

The Deputy Project Director will oversee management and operations of the project as a whole. S/he should be able to act for or represent the Project Director as necessary. S/he will possess a deep command of management processes generally and USAID reporting and compliance requirements specifically and demonstrate an ability to produce quality results on a schedule.

Availability of this position is contingent upon release of a solicitation by USAID and recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate. This position will be based in Washington, DC.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

Direct overall project vision, design and implementation.
Provide technical leadership in SBC and/or program wide activities, including: technical leadership in design, development, and planning,
Provide technical leadership in development and execution of SBC capacity strengthening strategies.
Ensure internal management systems for contracting, recruitment, and delivery move rapidly to respond to the demands for service delivery on the ground.
Foster innovation and new ideas for better targeted, and more cost-efficient and effective strategies for SBC.
Develop, manage and maintain strategic partnerships among a variety of stakeholders, partners, governments, civil society and donor organizations.
Identify opportunities and negotiate partnership programs to leverage other synergistic donor, governmental and organizational resources.
Supervise technical, management and operations, and strategic information staff to carry out activities designed in cooperation with USAID; in so doing, ensure activities are fully accomplished, meet expected technical and management quality standards, and are delivered on schedule.
Oversee technical reviews, including outside evaluations if any, and manage indicated changes in program direction and focus.
Ensure solid and regular communication and engagement with both core and other strategic partners, providing them technical guidance and oversight to ensure optimal participation in the project.
Oversee monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring that program is adequately monitored and that evaluative thinking is incorporated appropriately into the program wherever possible.
Guide technical and organizational capacity building initiatives with local partners and senior staff to ensure delivery of high-quality training, technical assistance, and reports.
Represent USAID interests in advancing evidence-based and innovative key population strategies and approaches on a global, regional and local level.
Oversee full administration of the project, including human and financial resources.

Bachelors degree required, Masters’ degree preferred in business, public health, communication, or a related field with at least 5 years of experience in international health and development, including senior-level management positions and experience managing large and complex projects implemented by multi-partner consortia, OR a Bachelor’s degree in business, public health, communication, or a related field with at least twenty-five (25) years of experience in international health and development, including in senior-level management positions and experience managing large and complex projects implemented by multi-partner consortia;
Has a demonstrated record of recruiting, managing and developing personnel for large and complex projects;
Has at least five (5) years’ experience managing the reporting and compliance requirements for large health and development contracts or agreements that serve clients in developing countries funded by U.S. Government funds; and
Has experience interacting with U.S government agencies including overseas offices.

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. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

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.

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