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Job Summary:

Provides technical leadership on large projects within a specific area of specialization. Establishes and continually refines technical frameworks, approaches, tools, and activities for that project. Identifies specialized partnership needs, engages qualified partners to ensure technical performance. Monitors all technical aspects of a project from initiation through delivery. Ensures completion of project technical deliverables are on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure technical objectives are met. Contributes project experience and learning to global thought leadership initiatives in specific area of technical specialization.

Accountabilities:

  • Serves as the technical lead and key point of contact for the prime implementing organization on a large project.
  • Leads the technical operational and tactical activities for the project.
  • Ensures high quality technical deliverables—including workplans and annual reports—are developed, submitted and approved on schedule and within budget parameters.
  • Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of the project.
  • Provides direction to ensure technical activities are compliant with client agreements, government regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Responds to client requests and questions on technical matters and ensures timely drafts and submissions of consents, approvals and/or waivers.
  • Manages the monitoring and evaluation activities of a project including contributing to the finalization and submission of project work plans, performance monitoring plans (PMPs) and quarterly, annual, and other reports.
  • Manages the relationship with all subcontracted organizations on a project on technical matters.
  • Promotes project success by collecting, writing, and distributing success stories, case studies, photos, and outreach at events.
  • Attends informative events related to the subject matter or region of a project to network and learn information that could be valuable to project activities.
  • Supports knowledge management within the project, including the capture and articulation of success stories, best practice and lessons learned.
  • Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.
  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching and career support.
  • Engages in writing publications and may contribute to developing proposals for new projects.
  • Identifies and consults with executive management on technical recommendations to make better business decisions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management and technical development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.
  • Ability to influence, motivate, negotiate and work well with others.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and policies related to specialized technical area of expertise.
  • Proven ability to ensure that budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.
  • Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills in English.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.
  • Problems encountered are complex, highly varied and require considerable judgment to obtain results.
  • Erroneous decisions may result in critical delay(s) in schedules.

Supervision Given/Received:**

  • Typically provides direct supervision of a team of Technical Advisors and Technical Officers.
  • Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic project goals.
  • Coordinates with project lead to set budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for project.
  • Develops and recommends project management solutions.
  • Typically reports to a Project, Program or Portfolio Director.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of relevant technical/project management experience (including 8+ years of leadership, strong business acumen and/or line management experience).
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) is preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 25%

Date Revised: 9/13/2021

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 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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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FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a nonprofit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Established in 1971, the organization has long managed in projects relating to family planning and reproductive health. In 1986 the organization began a worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. FHI's research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases and international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors.

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 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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Job Summary:

Provides technical leadership on large projects within a specific area of specialization. Establishes and continually refines technical frameworks, approaches, tools, and activities for that project. Identifies specialized partnership needs, engages qualified partners to ensure technical performance. Monitors all technical aspects of a project from initiation through delivery. Ensures completion of project technical deliverables are on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure technical objectives are met. Contributes project experience and learning to global thought leadership initiatives in specific area of technical specialization.

Accountabilities:

  • Serves as the technical lead and key point of contact for the prime implementing organization on a large project.
  • Leads the technical operational and tactical activities for the project.
  • Ensures high quality technical deliverables—including workplans and annual reports—are developed, submitted and approved on schedule and within budget parameters.
  • Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of the project.
  • Provides direction to ensure technical activities are compliant with client agreements, government regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Responds to client requests and questions on technical matters and ensures timely drafts and submissions of consents, approvals and/or waivers.
  • Manages the monitoring and evaluation activities of a project including contributing to the finalization and submission of project work plans, performance monitoring plans (PMPs) and quarterly, annual, and other reports.
  • Manages the relationship with all subcontracted organizations on a project on technical matters.
  • Promotes project success by collecting, writing, and distributing success stories, case studies, photos, and outreach at events.
  • Attends informative events related to the subject matter or region of a project to network and learn information that could be valuable to project activities.
  • Supports knowledge management within the project, including the capture and articulation of success stories, best practice and lessons learned.
  • Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.
  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching and career support.
  • Engages in writing publications and may contribute to developing proposals for new projects.
  • Identifies and consults with executive management on technical recommendations to make better business decisions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management and technical development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.
  • Ability to influence, motivate, negotiate and work well with others.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and policies related to specialized technical area of expertise.
  • Proven ability to ensure that budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.
  • Excellent and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills in English.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.
  • Problems encountered are complex, highly varied and require considerable judgment to obtain results.
  • Erroneous decisions may result in critical delay(s) in schedules.

Supervision Given/Received:**

  • Typically provides direct supervision of a team of Technical Advisors and Technical Officers.
  • Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic project goals.
  • Coordinates with project lead to set budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for project.
  • Develops and recommends project management solutions.
  • Typically reports to a Project, Program or Portfolio Director.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of relevant technical/project management experience (including 8+ years of leadership, strong business acumen and/or line management experience).
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) is preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 25%

Date Revised: 9/13/2021

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 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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.

2022-10-29

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