• Chief of Party

    Location UG | UG-Kampala
    Posted Date 8 months ago(10/2/2018 4:52 AM)
    Job ID
    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-funded reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition (RMNCH+N) project. The project aims to strengthen government-led multi-sectoral RMNCH+N systems for improved service availability and use. 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 donor. Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with proven leadership in multi-sectoral collaboration (health, education, agriculture, gender, financing) are strongly encouraged to apply. City location to be finalized upon award.

    Required Qualifications

    • 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 Uganda, its people and donors
    • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USG donor, the Ministry of Health, other ministries, as well as implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Uganda 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 RMNCH+N
    • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USG donor, 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 data/results
    • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
    • Ensure compliance with USG donor operational policies and regulations

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Advanced degree, at least a Masters, in public administration, health, education, health administration, international health or a related field;
    • Previous experience serving as COP/project director or DCOP or senior level management
    • 10+ years' experience successfully managing multi-partner, multi-year international development projects (approximately $4 M per year) in health, agriculture, education, gender and/or financing with activities related to MNCH and nutrition
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
    • Previous experience working in Uganda, with intimate understanding of local systems, particularly forums for multi-sectoral collaboration within RMNCH+N and gaps and opportunities, as well as solid relationships at government agencies
    • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
    • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USG donor, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
    • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, 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
    • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
    • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
    • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office
    • Ability to travel nationally and internationally



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