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    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.

    Chief of Party, Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS)


    Job Description

    • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a PEPFAR program that aims to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
    • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
    • The Chief of Party (COP) leads the project and is responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships with national and international partners and other key stakeholders.
    • The COP has overall programmatic and fiscal responsibility for the project, including achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and the organization’s regulations.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities

    • Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results.
    • Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented and fulfill donor and the organization’s requirements.
    • Provide direction on senior-level policy and technical dialogue with the Ministry of Health and other government ministries and units, working in staff as appropriate.
    • Oversee all technical assistance and administrative support activities under the program.
    • Ensure the timely and complete submission of all performance reports and responses to donor requests for performance, success stories, and financial information for the program.
    • Ensure that all program deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.
    • Ensure compliance with all donor related, organization’s, and program-specific policies.
    • Supervise and mentor all senior management staff.
    • Provide managerial oversight to all project activities and partnerships, and ensure compliance with the organization’s and USG regulations
    • Oversee the sub-contract and sub-grant cycle from pre-award to closeout including solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Respond to issues that arise during sub-award/contract, and award program implementation including but not limited to financial reporting, issuing modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit (financial and/or general performance) findings.
    • Provide oversight for the project’s financial management systems and ensure that they are in line with the organization’s policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations.
    • Ensure preparation and submission of complete and accurate financial reports and cash requests to organization’s HQ and USAID.
    • Oversees project budget development and undertake regular analysis of project expenditure, sub-awards and lead the preparation of budget amendments/modification for negotiation with donor.
    • Review and monitor program budgets vs. actual expenditures including Life of Project (LOP) and Field office Financial Reports and Monthly Expense Reports received from the organization’s headquarters.
    • Recruit, supervise, mentor, and motivate project team which includes staff from the organization and international and national partners.
    • Actively work on team building to ensure productive staff.
    • Oversee execution of the organization’s personnel policies and ensure that policies and procedures are clearly communicated to staff, and are respected.
    • Liaise with donor personnel, including the COTR and Contracts on funded activities.
    • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with government federal and regional entities to support project implementation.
    • Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
    • Liaise with headquarters Technical Team, Contracts & Grants, Finance, and Compliance staff to monitor donor regulations and policies for changes affecting the program.
    • Ensure effective communication across the entire project with team and relevant stakeholders.
    • This includes (1) providing regular briefings and updates to relevant parties (e.g., supervisors) (2) facilitating regular team meetings to share information across project components and (3) contribute to positive and smoothly functioning relationships with external partners, including international partners and national implementing partners.
    • Coordinate with other donor implementing partners on common objectives and activities, as needed.
    • Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in assigned area, and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Master's Degree or its International Equivalent - Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
    • Typically requires a minimum of 15+ years with project management experience.
    • Typically requires a minimum of 5+ years of Chief of Party experience on government funded sector and/or value chain development projects.
    • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
    • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
    • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.
    • Experience operating in insecure environments.
    • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
    • Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on West Africa preferred.

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    Project Advisor, Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS)


    Job Description

    • The SIDHAS project is a five-year PEPFAR program that aims to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
    • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

    Job Summary / Responsibilities
    As part of the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) Senior Team, the Project Advisor performs a wide variety of complex programmatic, technical, and communication/reporting functions.

    Duties will include coordinating and finalizing a variety of administrative and operational reports; participating in the development, implementation, and documentation of administrative policies, procedures, and programs. A primary responsibility will be serving as a liaison with USAID and other external stakeholders.

    As part of this role, the Advisor will have frequent communication with SIDHAS departments and staff, sub-awardees and relevant outside agencies, as well as FHI360 HQ. The Project Advisor reports directly to the SIDHAS Chief of Party:

    • Collaborate with Chief of Party to provide leadership and high quality programmatic assistance to the program.
    • Liaise with USAID, key partners and stakeholders on the implications of PEPFAR 3.0 to the SIDHAS project.
    • Collaborate with technical staff to ensure programmatic targets are achieved and activities are implemented according to PEPFAR / USAID regulations.
    • Provide leadership to ensure the development of timely, high quality and regulation compliant reporting per FHI 360 and donor guidelines.
    • Serves as primary senior team contact and liaison for assigned functions and programs with other departments and staff, outside agencies and organizations for the SIDHAS project; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; explains, justifies, and promotes programs, policies, and activities.
    • Assists the COP and other senior team members in collecting, compiling, and analyzing information from various sources on a variety of specialized topics related to SIDHAS; participates in the preparation of reports that present and interpret data, identify alternatives, and make and justify recommendations.
    • Coordinates, tracks, and ensures timely response to all USAID requests for information and assistance; keeps COP and other key staff informed on communications.
    • May assign work activities, projects, and programs to administrative support staff; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; recommends improvements in work flow, procedures, policies, and use of equipment and forms; implements improvements as directed by COP.
    • Performs a wide variety of complex, responsible, and confidential duties for senior team and other staff as assigned.
    • Directs and participates in the maintenance of a calendar of activities, meetings, and various events for senior staff; coordinates activities with other SIDHAS departments, USAID, outside agencies.
    • Develops and edits a wide variety of reports, letters, memoranda, correspondence, etc; independently composes correspondence and reports related to assigned area of responsibility.


    • Master's Degree or its international equivalent in Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or a related field.
    • A minimum of 11 years of experience in a specialized technical/medical field of study.

    Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of complex international public health programs.
    • Knowledge of policies, rules and regulations of major donors, including USAID.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
    • Proven ability to communication effectively, both in writing and orally; demonstrated ability to independently prepare reports, briefings, correspondence and memoranda.
    • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of a variety of programmatic, administrative and financial reports.
    • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines under steady pressure and multiple priorities.
    • Exercises good judgment and maintains confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
    • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    • Demonstrated competence in the operation and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages.
    • Demonstrated experience in performing responsible and difficult organizational and office management and administrative functions showing independent judgment and personal initiative.
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
    • Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
    • Ability to travel in Nigeria up to 25%

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