Jhpiego seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to provide strategic vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for an upcoming USAID-funded multi-country family planning (FP) project in francophone West Africa. The project goal is to increase the national percentage of public and private facilities implementing high impact practices (HIPs) for FP in four selected West African countries by: institutionalizing a system for adaptation, and replication of key FP high impact practices; leveraging and engaging domestic resources, donor support, and local communities to build sustainability and scale of selected HIPs; and institutionalizing a sustainable and self-regulating system of service quality assurance and monitoring. The project will work closely with local and national governments to prioritize this in their national plans; leveraging partnerships with regional and international organizations; and building the capacity of nongovernmental and civil society organizations. The project will operate over a five-year period. The COP will have overall responsibility for management and coordination of all project activities, staff, and leadership of the project to achieve sustainable results. S/he should have effective leadership and strategic planning skills, excellent management experience, outstanding interpersonal skills, technical expertise in public health in Africa, and strong written and oral communication skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program description. S/he will have principal responsibility for representation to USAID.
This position is contingent upon award from USAID. West African nationals, especially native French speakers, are strongly encouraged to apply.