Chief of Party

Posted Date 3 months ago(2/21/2024 1:25 PM)
Job ID
International Positions
Employment Status
Contingent Upon Award


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 $25-50 million USAID Global Health Security (GHS) activity in Pakistan. The goal of the Activity is to build Pakistan’s capacities to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to new and emerging infectious diseases. The GHS activity will strengthen existing Pakistan’s One Health systems, entities, structures, all towards building a resilient, sustainable response to emerging infectious disease threats. In line with USAID’s vision for Health System Strengthening 2030, the activity will work on strengthening existing health systems that uphold equity, optimize resources and efficiency and ensure quality.


The COP will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of all project activities. The COP will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity. They will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID and the Government on routine and strategic matters. The COP will ensure effective organizational management and communication with host country governments and key stakeholders at all levels, including international entities. 

The project is expected to operate over a five-year period.


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


  • 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 the project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of countries, its people and donors
  • Advance goals of locally led development and work closely to strengthen capacities of local institutions
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award and organizational compliance and adherence to policies and guidelines
  • 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 the project team to build capacity in area of GHS, One Health and the intersections with health systems strengthening and primary health care
  • Ensure USAID guiding principles e.g. locally led development, sustainability, inclusive development and diversity equity inclusivity, gender equality, private sector engagement to name some, are woven into project implementation approaches
  • Lead the annual work planning process with the project team, and in close collaboration with USAID, MOH, and district/sub-district offices, key stakeholders, partners, and ensure effective resource planning and utilization
  • Responsible for the overall management of the project budget and ensure the project delivers on time, on scope and on budget
  • With the Technical Director /Deputy COP oversee the preparation, and timely submission of quality project reports to donor
  • Participate in relevant technical working groups and other knowledge exchange forums and provide technical leadership and guidance as required
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Lead and motivate the project team, ensuring high levels of performance across all areas, fostering a culture of critical problem solving, innovation and strategic thinking
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to sub-grantees and partners to ensure they deliver on their scope
  • Support the development of local organization capacity development plans
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results, and provide strategic inputs to the project’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) agenda
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Coordinate efforts with the country team lead to ensure alignment with organizational strategy, mission and goals

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in medicine, nursing, health sciences, epidemiology, public health or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Experience working with sub-/grantees, local and international and knowledge of capacity development approaches for locally-led development
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to translate data into action, and communicate results to wide ranging audiences
  • Intimate understanding of local health system and gaps and opportunities in the mentioned technical areas
  • 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 USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs and CSOs
  • Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects, matched with an in-depth knowledge of USAID regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • 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
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

This role is exclusively open to candidates who are already located in any of the countries where Jhpiego currently operates

Total compensation will be based on the country of hire and Jhpiego’s local compensation plan.


Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

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Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.


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