fhi360 Chief of Party in Tunis, Tunisia

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. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Chief of Party


FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID project, Tunisia Community Resilience that is expected to promote resilience at the community level, with the goal of addressing drivers of VE, building community engagement and identity, and strengthening social cohesion between marginalized populations and the rest of Tunisia.

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership, and guidance of the project. He/she will be the project’s main point of contact for USAID and all other stakeholders. The COP will also be responsible for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed and the objectives of the project are successfully met. It is expected that the COP will be located in Tunis, Tunisia, with anticipated project-funded travel throughout the country.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Contractor’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract

  • Ensure that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed

  • Manage and supervise the work of experts/personnel provided under the contract

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the contract

  • Establish appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met

  • Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports

  • Facilitate ongoing project learning and adaptive management

  • Ensure that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360 and sub-contractor project staff, USAID, and key local stakeholders and partners


  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field

  • At least 8 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in Tunisia or other Middle East and North African countries

  • Demonstrated success across the whole range of project management responsibilities including: strategic program planning; work planning and budgeting; financial, administrative, contractual management and oversight

  • Experience designing and implementing community resilience, youth development, peacebuilding, and/or countering violent extremism activities

  • Demonstrated success in relationship management with multiple clients; oversight of program monitoring and evaluation; and documentation of results for USAID-funded programs

  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in English; fluency in French and/or Arabic required

  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations, as well as mentor national staff

  • Past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming

  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience, and strong analytical capacity

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 clickto visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

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Job ID 18430

Job Locations Tunisia-Tunis

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