Chief of Party

Apply by 20 July 2018
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 20 June 2018

Job Description

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 cervical cancer screening project. The project aims to improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment for cervical cancer in HIV positive women. The project is estimated to 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. Zimbabwean nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 the USAID cervical cancer project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Zimbabwe, its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID, the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, as well as USG, implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Zimbabwe 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 cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment strategies, including programming specific to HIV positive women
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, and the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, 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 operational policies and regulations

Required Qualifications

  • Masters-minimum 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
  • 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 cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Previous experience working in PEPFAR-related projects, including experience in implementing HIV care and treatment and counseling and testing projects
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous experience working in Zimbabwe, with intimate understanding of local health system and cervical cancer 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 USG, 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

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For more than 42 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at: www.jobs-jhpeigo.icims.com

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

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

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

JHU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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