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Project Director, Global Nutrition Procurement - FHI 360

Location: Washington, DC
Full-time position
Closing Date: March 28, 2017
Job #11179
Posted: February 28, 2017
Description:

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: Project Director, Global Nutrition Procurement

Description:

FHI 360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Project Director on an anticipated USAID-funded Global Nutrition Procurement to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable groups through technical support in the areas of maternal and child health and nutrition in development and emergency contexts, HIV and other infectious diseases, food security and livelihood strengthening, agriculture and nutrition linkages, and humanitarian assistance in nutrition crises.

Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel.

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.
  • Oversee all technical assistance and administrative support activities under 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 close- out including solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recruit, supervise, mentor, and motivate project team which includes staff from the organization and international and national partners.
  • Maintain effective communication with the project AOR, AOR team, and other USAID Bureaus, Offices and Missions that buy in to this mechanism.
  • 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.
  • 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 relevant technical areas, and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups.
 

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Minimum of 15+ years with project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a large, complex US-government funded program that is international in scope in one of the following areas: nutrition, food security and/or agriculture.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
  • Experience with USG rules and regulations.
  • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Experience operating in insecure environments.
  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Applied Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated experience working across technical sectors
  • Demonstrated experience in nutrition program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and research
  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices with project management, process development and execution.
  • Strong time-management, multi- tasking and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiator and collaborator who strengthens business relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills.

Travel Requirements

15-25%

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 click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.

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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