Chief of Party (COP) Benin Northern Economic Livelihoods for Youth (NELY)

FHI 360
  • Location
    Cotonou, Benin
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Mar 20

Position 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.




Lead FHI 360’s project team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the award.

Oversee technical implementation and ensure project activities are of high technical quality and delivered on time and on budget.

Manage and supervise the work of personnel provided under the award including direct supervision of other members of the project’s Senior Management Team.

Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the award.

Establish appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met.

Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports, ensuring the quality of all deliverables.

Facilitate ongoing project learning and adaptive management.

Ensure that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360 and sub-awardee project staff, USAID, and key local stakeholders and partners.


Requires a master’s degree in a directly relevant field from an accredited university;

At least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years of successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those funded by USAID and conducted in Benin or other similar contexts, including Coastal West Africa;

Prior experience as a Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party preferred;

Programming experience in the areas of economic livelihoods, youth entrepreneurship, community and youth resilience, preventing violent extremism, and/or conflict sensitivity integration;

Demonstrated success across the whole range of project management responsibilities including: strategic program planning; work planning and budgeting; financial, administrative, contractual management and oversight;

Demonstrated successes in relationship management and collaboration with local partners and stakeholders, host government representatives, and private sector enterprises;

Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in diverse team situations, build and maintain a cohesive team spirit, as well as mentor staff;

Strong written and verbal communication skills, and analytical capacity;

Fluency in speaking, reading and writing French and English.

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