Chief of Party

  • FHI 360
  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • 12/02/2024
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Job Summary:

Family Health International (FHI 360) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening Activity in Burkina Faso. The activity aims to support the Transitional Government of Burkina Faso to strategically and comprehensively respond to the key challenges facing the country’s health sector.


The Chief of Party will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership, and guidance to the project. They will provide support and direction for the provision of technical assistance and the management of subawards to local partners, including the development of capacity building and social accountability tools and tracking systems as needed. The COP will ensure the project is planned and executed with quality, accountability, and measurable impact. The COP will have or quickly develop a detailed understanding of the political dynamics in Burkina Faso and work collaboratively with the entities in place.



  • Serve as the project’s principal liaison with USAID and the Government and other key stakeholders including civil society, the private sector, universities, regulatory bodies, and health associations and build and maintain effective relationships with all key stakeholders.

  • The COP will work in synergy with other USAID efforts to support facility-level integrated health services delivery, community-based services, and HSS efforts to ensure comprehensive support to the health sector.

  • In addition to leading the team, the COP will be expected to operationalize the key elements of the Activity to ensure delivery against the expected results, including building on the gains of previous health system strengthening activities.

  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring budget discipline and compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.

  • Supervise the development and submission of program deliverables and provide accurate and timely reporting to USAID and key stakeholders on all program areas. 

  • Oversee the establishment of effective and accurate project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, and personnel and procurement systems.

  • Ensure the achievement of high-quality results as committed in the work plans and M&E plan.

  • Provide onsite support and supervision to project teams and partners on a regular basis to ensure quality implementation of project activities.

  • Conduct performance assessments of direct supervisees, identifying and recommending areas for improvement and opportunities for professional development.

  • Mentor and manage staff in a respectful and transparent manner, working with staff to build their technical and administrative capacity.

  • Serve as a member of the FHI 360 Burkina Faso Senior Leadership Team and provide input and assistance to the management of the country program.

  • Create, promote and maintain a safe and equitable work environment for all personnel, including a harassment-and violence-free work culture, and systems for safeguarding project participants.



  • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in public health, public administration, international development, or a related field.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.



  • Typically requires 12+ years of relevant experience in international development at a senior program management level, including 8+ years of line management experience.

  • Experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated success in managing USAID cooperative agreements, grants, and/or contracts and familiarity with USAID contracting rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrated experience with implementing health systems strengthening (HSS) programs – technical background in health, governance, or related programming a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with local government counterparts, local organizations, and donors. Experience at the district and regional level preferred.

  • Excellent communication (both oral and written), analytical, organizational , interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills.

  • Experience in Burkina Faso preferred.

  • Experience in fragile and conflict affected settings

  • Proficiency in English is required.


Travel Requirements:

  • 10-25% (mainly in country)



Employment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360, as well as USAID approval of the finalist.




This job posting 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.


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