4 Apr 2022

Deputy Chief of Party – Technical – 2022200364 at FHI 360

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Job Description


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 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. To meet the needs of our rapidly expanding portfolio in Ghana, we seek a qualified candidate for the following position on an anticipated 5-year Strengthening Accountability in Ghana’s Education System (SAGES) Activity in Ghana.

Position Summary

The Deputy Chief of Party, Technical works in close coordination with the Chief of Party and is responsible for managing the quality and timeliness of the project’s overall technical workstream. S/he will supervise the technical team, liaise with technical partners, relevant national and decentralized stakeholders, beneficiaries and the donor, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  1. Management
  • Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all technical matters; provide support to the overall leadership and management of the project.
  • Coordinate planning process to ensure strategic and cohesive program direction, and ongoing inclusive and adaptive management
  • Oversee technical outputs (activities, strategies and deliverables) of all implementing partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate regular technical meetings for all partners.
  • Develop and oversee a local partner capacity building activities, including technical, managerial and governance capacities.
  • Coordinate with the M&E Director to ensure that MEL and CLA plans enhances the project’s ability to ensure technical quality and provide feedback for technical interventions. Provide guidance to technical staff, ensure clear roles and responsibilities and maintain clear lines of communication with project team members.
  • Collaborate with in-country technical advisors and headquarter-based technical staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations.
  • Lead the process of preparing timely and accurate reporting on technical interventions and preparing technical deliverables. .
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.
  • Serve as the primary technical program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.
  1. Technical Oversight and Coordination
  • Facilitate the operationalization of the education accountability framework through systems strengthening and capacity building at all levels of the education system.
  • Provide support, technical assistance and training to government actors to improve the quality of and use of education data for decision-making, and decentralized resource management at central and decentralized levels.
  • Supports the development, planning and training of personnel at decentralized levels of the education system to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the workforce.
  • Provides technical advice and support for strategies and actions to improve transparency, engagement, information sharing, constructive debate and positive working relationships between government and civil society education stakeholders to achieve targeted outcomes in education.
  • Supports increased quality of education and opportunity to learn by improving the work of school management committees and parent teacher associations

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree required (PhD preferred) in education, social sciences, or related field required.
  • 10 years of progressive technical management experience in support of large-scale, donor-funded international development programs, preferably in Ghana or the region.
  • Background and demonstrated experience in governance, accountability and strengthening government capacity at multiples levels of the education system.
  • Experience in capacity development at human, institutional and policy levels, including strategic planning and organizational processes required; knowledge of current education system strengthening best practices and trends relevant to USAID strategy preferred.
  • Relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender equity and social inclusion issues in education.
  • Experience in the education sector in Ghana or the region strongly preferred.  Fluency in English is required.




Method of Application

Interested candidates may submit CV/resume and cover letter, including salary requirements by following the below application instructions.
  1. Go to https://www.fhi360.org/careers, 2. Click on Search Jobs, and search for the position numbers assigned to each position, 3. Create an account and follow the application instructions.
Note: Availability of all positions are contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel.




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