Chief of Party

Location BJ
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2018 9:21 AM)
Job ID
2018-3073

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-funded malaria, maternal and child health and family planning integrated activity. 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 project 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

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 project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Benin its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID, the Ministry of Health as well other donor agencies, implementing partners, and key stakeholders in Benin 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 capacity within reproductive health (RH), maternal and child health (MCH), and malaria
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, Ministry of Health 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 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/project director or DCOP or senior level management
  • 7+ years' experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year health and/or capacity development projects (approximately $5M per year) in developing countries
  • Expertise in MCH, FP, and quality assurance approaches
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with senior-level government officials, donors, private for-profit and non-profit sectors
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and French
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

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