• Chief of Party

    Location KE
    Posted Date 3 years ago(1/5/2017 12:49 PM)
    Job ID
    Experience (Years)
  • Overview

    Chief of Party (COP) will provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for an upcoming regional USG –funded HIV prevention, care and treatment program in Kenya. This project aims to increase utilization and quality of HIV prevention, care and treatment services towards the 90-90-90 goal. The project will operate over a five-year period.  The COP will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management of and reporting on the recipient’s activities, making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity and serving as the recipient’s first point of interface with USAID and other key stakeholders on routine and strategic matters.  This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, host country governments at all levels, and international partners and agencies. This position is contingent upon award from the donor.   Kenyan nationals strongly encouraged to apply.


    • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of integrated health project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives and targets
    • Ensure compliance with the project award results and the oversight of project activities to achieve the stated objectives
    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with USAID, the Kenyan Ministry of Health, NASCOP, NACC, as well as other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Kenya to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
    • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key Kenyan stakeholders including USAID and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
    • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
    • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions particularly in the areas of HIV prevention, care and treatment, including VMMC, eMTCT and HTS.
    • Participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
    • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, Kenyan Ministry of Health, project team and project partners
    • Oversee preparation of periodic project reports to donor
    • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
    • Provide guidance, in collaboration with key staff, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinate activities with other agencies
    • Manage multiple project partner
    • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to integrated health and its development
    • Ensure resources for project implementation are available
    • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
    • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
    • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
    • Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations

    Required Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD preferred.
    • Previous experience serving as COP or DCOP
    • 10+ years' experience managing large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas of HIV prevention, care and/or treatment including program, financial and administration management, award contractual compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams; experience managing contracts preferred
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing project start-up
    • Understanding of the Kenyan (or similar) social and political context, and developments in the health sector
    • At least five years international (outside of Kenya) experience in development, managing, overseeing, and evaluating public health programs of similar size and complexity
    • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs
    • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID missions, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and other donors.
    • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting
    • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building and representational skills.
    • Management, training or clinical background in HIV prevention, care and/or treatment
    • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
    • Previous experience working in Kenya with intimate understanding of local health system and health systems strengthening, HIV health care gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to travel nationally


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