Chief of Party at 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Chief of Party

Requisition ID: 2021201795
Location: North West
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming FCDO-funded opportunity in Northwest Nigeria.
  • This position is contingent upon award. The anticipated four-year Programme will deliver support to communities to promote learning and inclusion of girls in Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa (KJJ) and policy at federal/national level as appropriate.

The programme will:

  • Improve/build  foundational  skills  of  marginalised  children  (particularly  girls)  through community learning initiatives
  • Reduce  demand-side  barriers  to  education  to  enable  and  improve  learning  for marginalised  children  (particularly  for  girls)  by  addressing  social  norms  and  harmful practices
  • Increase  the  evidence  base  and  rigorously assess the effectiveness of community and household level learning interventions.

Position Description

  • The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the Programme, including: managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective Programme management team; providing technical direction, overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results.
  • This individual will be the primary liaison with the funder, government stakeholders, implementing partners and other programs in KJJ.
  • The Chief of Party will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
  • S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements.
  • The Chief of Party will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, manage diverse teams, and deliver results within agreed timelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; (however Master’s degree strongly preferred) in Education, Public Administration, International Development, or related field from an accredited university.
  • 12+ years of experience supporting complex donor-funded development activities in challenging environments with at least 8 years of supervisory experience. Prior experience as a Chief of Party for UK funded programmes strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UK Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to program compliance and reporting.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills in complex or fragile contexts.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with government representatives, non-governmental organizations, and community stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity issues in education.
  • Experience working in the education sector in Northwest Nigeria. Knowledge of the barriers to education that girls and marginalized children face.
  • Experience mobilizing communities to address barriers to education and reduce harmful social norms.
  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Hausa preferred.

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 job details should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. FHI 360 management reserves the right to review and revise this job details at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.


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