Job Opportunity at Jhpiego, Chief of Party

 

Job Opportunity at Jhpiego, Chief of Party

Chief of Party


Position Reports To: Country Director

Position Supervised: Technical Director and Team Leads, MEL Director, Finance and Admin Director

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Overview:

The Chief of Party is responsible for driving project vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial results and integrity of the project. The Chief of Party will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management, as well as reporting of project activities. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID on routine and strategic matters 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 also ensure effective organizational management and communication with all levels of the host country government and international agencies. This position is contingent award by the donor.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Strategic Direction

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets
  • Provide leadership to ensure the project implements technically sound, evidence-based, sustainable interventions that respond to the needs of Tanzania, its people and donors
  • Serve as point of contact for USAID on strategic and routine matters and project representative at meetings and other forums
  • Work closely with the project’s senior management and home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation, with finance staff to develop and track project budgets, and with monitoring and evaluation staff to develop frameworks and effectively track results
  •  Ensure compliance with the terms of the contract and USAID operational policies and regulations

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Government of Tanzania, other donor agencies, implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Tanzania to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Represent the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations

Develop Project Deliverables

  • Oversee the delivery of Technical Assistance in line with annual work planning, in close collaboration with Government of Tanzania’s MOHCDGEC, PO-RALG, Government of Zanzibar’s MOH, USAID, other implementing partners, and project team
  • Lead development, implementation and monitoring of project’s Sustainability Plan closely aligned with One Plan IV**
  •  Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor**
  • Write and/or review project materials and publications

Management and Capacity Building

  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Collaborate with project team to build capacity within reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Masters-minimum) in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD, RN, PhD preferred
  • Previous experience serving as Chief of Party or Deputy on U.S. government contract
  • 10+ years’ experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition
  •  At least five (5) years’ work experience in senior management positon in an international donor funded organization.
  •  Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  •  Demonstrated experience managing multiple sub-partners and institutional capacity development, including working effectively with diverse range of counterparts
  •  Demonstrated experience reviewing financial reporting on contracts to USAID and resource management for program results
  • Previous experience working in Tanzania (especially in Geita, Simiyu, Mwanza, Mara, Shinyanga, Manyara, Katavi, Dodoma, Tabora, Tanga, Dar es Salaam), with intimate understanding of local health system and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition gaps and opportunities, and 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 U.S. government, 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 for contracts
  • 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 30%

The deadline for submitting the application is 30 November 2020

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