Honduras: Chief of Party

Organization: FHI 360
Country: Honduras
Closing date: 29 Jul 2017

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: Chief of Party


FHI 360 seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID civil society strengthening program in Honduras. The project will work with civil society organizations and media actors on activities related to anti-corruption and transparency, and the ideal candidate will have strong experience in anti-corruption programming and/or media. The COP will oversee the team in-country and provide direct supervision to technical specialists.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall program leadership, management, quality control, timeliness of deliverables, and technical direction while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and FHI 360 policies and procedures;
  • Liaise with the USAID Mission, CSOs, government stakeholders, private sector, and media partners to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of program objectives and achievements;
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
  • Manage and supervise the work of program personnel, subcontractors, and grantees, with a focus on core results, achievement of work plan and targets, and timely implementation.


  • Advanced degree in international development, political science, international relations, or a related field;
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience leading civil society strengthening projects, anti-corruption programs, and/or media development projects with preference given to experience in Honduras and/or Central America.
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures;
  • Experience strengthening civil society networks, developing civil society capacity, working with media outlets and facilitating trainings for journalists;
  • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality of their products;
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Central America; Honduras experience preferred;
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams while developing a common vision;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish required.

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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