FHI 360

Chief of Party (Uzbekistan Youth Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship)

FHI 360

Job Description

Chief of Party: Uzbekistan Youth Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship Project Description:

The Chief of Party will be responsible for providing overall technical and programmatic leadership to the anticipated Uzbekistan Youth Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship Activity, which will equip youth who are currently in grades 8 -11 with the necessary skills as they prepare to enter Uzbekistan’s economy as skilled employees or entrepreneurs. In order to achieve the Activity’s purpose, the Uzbekistan Youth Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship Activity will focus on achievement of intermediate results: i) improved quality of school-based economics and entrepreneurship programs; ii) improved quality of afterschool entrepreneurship, soft skills and work readiness programs; and ii) strengthened enabling environment to support and engage youth.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for ensuring integration of activities and technical quality of program approaches, coordinating partner roles and setting performance expectations, and ensuring program deliverables and milestones are met.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

· Plan, direct and coordinate technical and operational activities to ensure that project goals and objectives are accomplished with prescribed timeframes and funding parameters and in compliance with USAID regulations and FHI 360 policies · Provide overall technical and administrative leadership to the project implementation team, including development of strategies, budgets, work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans and reporting · Provide supervision to the project full-time personnel, consultants and subawardees · Interact with USAID Mission and provide regular updates on project progress or issues that arise · Serve as primary liaison to USAID, governmental authorities, local NGOs, particularly youth-led and youth-serving organizations, universities and technical and vocational training institutions, private sector associations and employers, community organizations, and other donor organizations · Lead the development of program strategies, planning and implementation of program activities while ensuring cohesion among the program components · Oversee monitoring and evaluation of project indicators and Knowledge Management activities; oversee learning across project activities and with stakeholders; oversee project communications · Oversee the project’s financial and technical reporting requirements Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as education, business Administration, international development, sociology, economics, education, social sciences, or another relevant field preferred. Or Bachelor’s degree plus two additional years of relevant professional experience.

· Minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience, with experience managing programs and implementing activities related to youth, in areas of education, youth services, entrepreneurship, youth livelihoods, private sector development, and/or workforce development; preferably in Uzbekistan or in countries with a similar context.

· Proven success managing development programs of similar size and complexity; prior experience as a USAID Chief of Party or similar leadership role preferred.

· Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task, and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.

· Experience developing successful private sector partnerships in the context of youth engagement, education, or workforce activities.

· Experience collaborating and establishing strong relationships with government ministries and officials, training institutions, NGOs and donors, and youth-led organizations.

· Outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.

· Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English required, Russian or Uzbek preferred · Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subawardees, consultants, and recipients of assistance.

This position is contingent on project funding and approval by USAID.

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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity 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, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Law.

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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, technology, communication and social Marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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