Deputy Chief of Party (Zimbabwe)

  • Full Time
  • Zimbabwe

Website FHI 360


About FHI 360:

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.

This position is subject to donor funding and approval

Job Summary

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated five-year Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project in Zimbabwe, focused on improving maternal, youth and child health and survival in targeted communities and populations. The DCOP will be responsible for program management and operations oversight, under the direction of the Chief of Party, to ensure quality, timeliness, daily operations, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. The position will likely be based in Mutare (but possibly Harare) and will report to the Chief of Party (COP).

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Cooperate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all management and programmatic matters of the project.
  • Set up and adjust as needed all field-based administrative, financial, procurement, HR and other operational systems and processes, and organize appropriate training and orientation on policies and systems for all field staff at the time of hire and on-going.
  • Oversee all administrative and logistical staff in the main and field offices and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Work closely with Home Office administrative (including financial, contracts, HR, etc.), program, and operational teams to ensure timely and quality reporting, and lead field team in office/program set-up and close-out processes.
  • Assure that the project is in compliance with USAID and FHI 360 regulations and procedures.
  • Provide direction and guidance to local staff and subcontractor staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR and logistical questions.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project operational procedures, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Zimbabwean context.
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision.
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms.
  • Serve as the primary program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of relevant experience (including 3+ years of line management experience) in business administration, project management transformation, change management, strategy consulting, or internal corporate strategy.
  • Knowledge and experience working within the health sector; experience working in Zimbabwe preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high-volume workflow as well as work effectively in teams.
  • Proven track record of producing high quality project deliverables on time and according to budget.
  • Experience with NGO-led, donor funded awards; experience managing a USAID cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Must be a citizen or current legal resident of Zimbabwe.
  • Must be fluent in English and local languages, with strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Office.

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 employerwhereby 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.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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