Deputy Chief of Party , Technical, Youth Activity in Bangladesh

Family Health International (Dhaka, Bangladesh) 28 days ago

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 Chief of Party (DCOP), Technical, Bangladeshi Youth Activity in Bangladesh.

Description:

FHI 360 seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Technical for an anticipated USAID Bangladeshi Youth Activity. The project will aim to bolster youth’s income; resilience to violent extremism/ and anti-democratic values; and to provide youth the skills and abilities to advocate for good governance and to improve Bangladesh’s self-reliance. The project will build skills and empower in- and out-of-school youth to increase their employability, civic engagement and contribution to the economic growth of Bangladesh. The project’s three objectives will include: Increase civic awareness and resilience to anti-democratic and violent extremism values; Strengthen youth participation in community-improvements and decision-making processes; Improve the marketability and employability of youth to connect them to sustainable livelihoods and income generating opportunities. 

This position is contingent on funding.

Job Responsibilities:

The DCOP, Technical will oversee the project’s technical implementation team, including coverage for activities and staff focusing on civic engagement, youth participation in decision making, and youth employability. The DCOP, Technical will report to the COP. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the project’s technical strategies and approaches in coordination with other technical staff, the COP, and MEL Specialist.
  • Apply a positive youth development (PYD) approach and integrate effective civic engagement, youth participation, and workforce and employability approaches into project design and delivery.
  • Work with MEL Specialist, the technical team, and senior management and project staff to ensure that project learnings are applied, and project activities are adapted, as needed, for innovative and effective programming.
  • Potential to supervise and manage international and local partners for technical delivery and support activities.
  • Oversee international and local consultants responsible for technical support and implementation of activities.
  • Regularly coordinate and liaise with technical program team in Washington, DC. Receive technical direction from Technical Director/Manager.
  • Learn and apply FHI 360 methodologies as appropriate; design and revise technical curriculums to custom fit context of Bangladesh.
  • Serve as member of senior management team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Advanced degree preferred) in international development or related field required.
  • Minimum of five to eight years of professional experience working on civic engagement, positive youth development (PYD), youth participation, and/ or workforce development programming.
  • Knowledge of innovation and design-thinking approaches.
  • Experience providing mentorship and support to technical field staff, local organizations, and local partners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English required; language skills in Bengali highly preferred.

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.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Deputy Chief of Party , Technical, Youth Activity in Bangladesh

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