Chief of Party

MG
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-2977
Category
International Positions

Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for an upcoming USAID integrated health project in Madagascar. The project will aim to build the capacity of Ministry of Health (MOH) actors at the district level and below in all districts within the implementation regions to design, develop, manage, deliver, monitor and evaluate health services and programs in their catchment areas. The project will operate over a five-year period.

 

The COP will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID, on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country government at all levels, and international partners and agencies. 

 

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Madagascar nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure that program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Madagascar, its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID, the MOH, as well as other donor agencies, implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Madagascar to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Collaborate with project team to build local capacity to design, develop, manage, deliver, monitor and evaluate health services and programs
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, MOH, and project team
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of 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 staff, to subcontractors and sub-grantees
  • Write and/or review project materials and publications
  • 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 and document data/results
  • Liaise and work closely with Jhpiego home office staff, including leadership, to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (masters or higher) in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD preferred
  • Previous experience serving as COP/project director or DCOP or senior level management, including demonstrated financial and human resource management experience;
  • 10+ years' experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects ($10M+ per year) in sub-Saharan Africa or other limited-resource settings
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous experience working in Madagascar, with intimate understanding of local health system and gaps and opportunities within the health sector, and solid relationships at government agencies
  • 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 maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID programs, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Full professional fluency (verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills) in French and English
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national programs and technical staff
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 40% of the time

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