Monday, March 25, 2019

Job Opportunity at FHI 360 Country Coordinator


FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Country Coordinator for an anticipated project, East Africa Building Resilience in Civil Society (BRICS) Phase II. BRICS II will implement a holistic approach to promoting community resilience including working with national and subnational authorities to improve their ability to prevent violent conflict, working with and in at-risk communities, conducting research to inform interventions and facilitate dialogues among stakeholders. It is anticipated that this program will focus primarily on Kenya, with a secondary focus on Tanzania and Mozambique and a third line of effort in Uganda and Ethiopia. The Country Coordinator will report to a Nairobi-based Project Director and will oversee project activities in Tanzania and share necessary information and lessons learned from country activities with other project offices in the region. The position is contingent on funding.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises a team within the country office to ensure efficient and effective delivery of project activities
  • Ensures appropriate monitoring of activities to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals and accurate financial and programmatic reporting
  • Maintains regular communication with FHI 360 project staff in DC and other field offices.
  • Ensures that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360, UK donors, local government and civil society stakeholders, and other involved stakeholders.
  • Contributes to program performance reports and biweekly updates.
  • Tags community development  conflict management  development projects  east africa  local government  peacebuilding  social sciences  violent extremism
  • Manages development of and monitors work plans and budgets and ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations.
  • Coordinates partner efforts in activity implementation across country.


  • Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, international development, community development, peacebuilding and conflict management or other relevant fields (advanced degree preferred);
  • Minimum of eight years' relevant professional experience managing and implementing development projects focused on community development, multi-stakeholder engagement, peacebuilding, preventing violent extremism or other related areas;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff working in areas affected by violent extremism or conflict, preferably in East Africa;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, county government representatives, and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ideally, the candidate will also have worked on UK funded programs or other donor programs.
Tanzanian and other East African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to donor approval.

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.

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