Deputy Chief of Party, Technical - Burundi

FHI 360

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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: Deputy Chief of Party-Technical


FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director (DCOP-T) for an anticipated project in Burundi, aiming at improving integrated health services, with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, malaria control and potentially HIV and TB.  The DCOP-T will be responsible for technical leadership of the project to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. The DCOP-T will manage the design and implementation of key components of the project description and ensure adherence to global standard of excellence in health service delivery. The position will be based in Bujumbura and will report to the Chief of Party (COP). Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director will have the following responsibilities:

  • Cooperate closely with the Chief of Party on all technical matters.
  • Lead the technical response to the specified deliverables, goals of grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 and USAID grant requirements.
  • Promote team work and systems thinking among the technical staff.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Burundian context.
  • Promote technical excellence of interventions based on best practices supported by scientific evidence
  • Oversee, supervise and assess the performance of a team of technical staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Oversee technical outputs of all partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all consortium partners.
  • 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 projects, 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
  • Report/brief the COP on the progress and challenges with project implementation on a  regular basis
  • Serve as the primary project representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.


  • Master's Degree or higher in public health, health communication, social sciences, or a closely related field is required; a clinical background is strongly preferred.
  • 9 or more years of progressive technical supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, and oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
  • Demonstrate in-depth expertise in at least one priority health issues and/or a systems strengthening area (quality improvement, governance, supply chain systems, etc.).
  • Knowledge and experience working within the health sector; experience working in Burundi preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships.
  • Experience with a USG contract preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English (preferred) and French (mandatory).
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Office, etc.

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.

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

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment 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, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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