RTI International is seeking Chief of Party candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening Project that will strengthen the public health system of Nepal, its relationship with the private sector and its engagement with citizens, communities, and other health system stakeholders.• The project will demonstrate approaches to improve health outcomes, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups, by strengthening data driven planning and governance of a decentralized health system, which in turn will increase access and utilization of equitable, accountable and quality maternal, child and reproductive health services, with specific focus on newborn care. The position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Serve as RTI•s key liaison to USAID/Nepal, host government counterparts, local organizations, other stakeholders and program partners.
- Provide strategic leadership and technical and managerial direction for the successful implementation of the project.
- Responsible for the overall performance and results of the project, including management and oversight of the program•s technical, operational, and administrative staff.
- Interface regularly with USAID on management and decision-making. Ensure that the project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated.
- Develop and implement annual program work and performance milestone plans and negotiates an agreement of those plans with USAID and other partner organizations.
- Ensure coordination and collaboration with other USAID/Nepal cooperating agencies and partners and public sector programs, as appropriate.•
- Ensure the timely and quality completion of all program technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines.
- Directly supervise senior technical and administrative staff members.
- Masters Degree in public health, international development or a related field, or a Bachelor•s degree, preferably in public health, international development or a related field and 5-years• experience, in addition to the 10 years outlined below.
- At least 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing health (maternal, newborn, child health and/or family planning) activities of this size and scope in developing countries and preferably in Asia (Nepal experience highly desired).
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse team, in a flexible and adaptive programming context, ensuring high performance and staff retainment.
- Ability to manage and develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including proven experience of working closely with Government officials.
- Proven technical knowledge in maternal, newborn, child health and family planning and in at least one of the following: health system strengthening, health governance and quality of care.
- Demonstrated leadership as a Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party for a large, multifaceted health development activity.
- Proven written and oral presentation skills in professional business English.
- Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners.
This position is contingent upon funding and award.
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