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Chief of Party, South Sudan

FHI 360
Juba, South Sudan

Job Description

Job Description

The COP will provide leadership and oversight for a consortium of international and national partners with a focus on managing project timelines, budgets and deliverables, ensuring compliance with funder and national regulations, and fostering a safe and equitable working environment. The COP will be the primary liaison with the funder, government officials, and other key stakeholders. He or she will be expected to identify challenges and risks and work with other key personnel to adapt programming in a complex operating environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Oversee a team of senior technical and operational staff and ensure strong communication and coordination with and between all team members.
  • Manage partnerships and ensure strong lines of communication and collaboration are established and maintained.
  • Oversee the planning of all project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
  • Oversee strategies and interventions to ensure excellence and accountability to beneficiaries and USAID.
  • Represent project both internally and externally to donors, stakeholders, implementing partners and government counterparts.
  • Produce and present papers at local, regional and international fora to share experiences and emerging best practices.
  • Ensure financial and grants management compliance with FHI 360 and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.
  • Promote sustainability of project activities through linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public administration, international development, education, economics, health, or a related field from an accredited university; Ph.D. preferred.
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience managing complex donor-funded activities in challenging  environments.
  • Minimum of 8 years in strategic leadership of line management positions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support diverse teams in challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-sectoral programming.
  • Demonstrated experience leading consortia.
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and coordinate with government officials, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project compliance and reporting.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Previous experience in South Sudan strongly preferred.
  • Experience implementing youth programming strongly preferred.


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 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, 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.

Application Process

Application Process

Please click HERE to apply directly to FHI 360's Career Page.