Deputy Director I, Country Programs

Maputo | Maputo

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 Director, Country Programs


We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Deputy Chief of Party in Mozambique for an anticipated USAID-funded project, for Key Populations Affected by HIV under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. The anticipated project will be implemented by FHI 360 with the following activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade.

The Deputy Director will report directly to the Chief of Party and provide guidance and oversight to program implementation and all aspects of program management. The expected duration of the project is five years and it is expected that the position will be based in Mozambique, Maputo. Availability of this position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Country Director/Project Director/Chief of Party to provide leadership to the development and maintenance of a comprehensive needs based strategy for programming in host country and/or sub-offices.
  • Collaborates with in country Technical Advisors and headquarter based Technical staff to ensure programs are designed according to organization and industry best practices, program framework and regulations.
  • Collaborates with the Country Director to proactively identify opportunities for new programming initiatives and funding to support them.
  • Provides support to the overall leadership and management to programs, ensuring strategic program direction, managed growth and compliance with organization policies and procedures and donor regulations.
  • Manages, implements, and monitors systems, services, staff and budgets to achieve financial, administrative and programmatic goals.
  • Provides timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to company management and donors as required.
  • Prepares and monitors approved budgets for assigned projects.
  • Approves all expenditures relating to budgets.
  • Provides technical assistance through review or writing of proposals, protocols, papers, reports to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Recruits, orients and supervises Country Office staff to support country programs and ensure the completion of technical, programmatic, financial, and resource development needs are met and achieved.
  • Collaborates with Technical and Program staff to ensure that program implementation is managed closely through the development of structured work plans, indicator tracking sheets and approved monitoring plans.
  • Provides supervision to all Technical and Program staff to ensure the financial health and performance of each of the projects.
  • Ensures expenditures within each project is monitored on a monthly basis, and that well- structured corrective action is initiated and tracked where required.
  • Provides leadership to Technical and Program staff, and the Grants Team to ensure the development of timely, high quality and regulation compliant activity reporting per organization and donor guidelines.
  • Provides supportive guidance and supervision to Technical and Program staff, and Managers who are charged to implement programs within the assigned area of expertise.
  • Collaborates with Operations and cross functional groups on matters concerning staff development that leverages international staff to mentor local staff, so as to maintain project accountability and scale in the short term and fast track capacity building for the long term.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Business Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences or Related Field.
  • Typically requires 5-8 years of experience with developing international programs and project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and international in scope.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.
  • Experience working in a non- governmental organization (NGO).
  • Certification in Project Management.

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 committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: FHI 360
  • Location: Maputo | Maputo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-29

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