Chief of party

  • Posted on 2 January 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID eSwatini Attain & Sustain 95-95-95, Prevent New Infections and Reach All Populations for Epidemic Control (ASPIRE) based in the Kingdom of eSwatini. The purpose of ASPIRE is to reduce HIV incidence and AIDS-related mortality and support the UNAIDS 95-95-95 fast-track target. This will be achieved through increasing access to and usage of quality comprehensive HIV services, increasing the uptake of biomedical HIV prevention services and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, and building the Ministry of Health’s capacity to provide strategic oversight and stewardship. The chief of party will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project and report directly to the designated USAID contracting officer’s representative. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise project implementation and ensure that the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements
  • Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction to reduce HIV incidence and AIDS-related mortality by increasing access to and the use of treatment and prevention services for all populations, as well as by strengthening Ministry of Health governance
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, implementing partners, the government of eSwatini, key government and non-government institutions and actors, and project stakeholders and counterparts in the public and private sectors
  • Supervise senior management team; technical, clinical, and administrative staff; and subcontracting organizations
  • Oversee the implementation of project activities and liaise with project teams to ensure technical and clinical coordination
  • Create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision in collaboration with others
  • Ensure the technical soundness and appropriateness of all project assistance and clinical services
  • Lead project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and appropriate program adjustments


  • A medical or master’s degree in public health or a related field
  • At least five years of recent, demonstrated experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; clinical HIV service delivery experience preferred
  • USAID experience preferred
  • At least five years of experience in managing donor-funded public health programs of similar scope and size
  • At least 10 years of experience in the context of a developing country, with at least five in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strong skills in data use and interpretation
  • Strong ability to collaborate and build partnerships with host country governments, U.S. government agencies, donor agencies, and international organizations
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application instructions:

Please apply through Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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