Chief of Party - Accelerating Progress in Communities (APC) in Botswana

  • Posted on 21 December 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 seeks qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated Accelerating Progress in Communities (APC) Project in Botswana. APC seeks to advance and support community programs that improve access to care/treatment and retention on care/treatment in seven PEPFAR priority districts to achieve the global 90-90-90 targets. At the community level, the project works to engage communities through Community Based Organizations (CBOs), local leaders, and community members to become active participants in addressing the HIV & AIDS challenges that affect their communities, using a combination of community outreach, community HTS, and community TB approaches, together with strengthened referrals for clinical services. In addition to the shift to treatment and care interventions at the community level, APC targets adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to increase their access to HIV and GBV prevention interventions, and decrease gender-based violence, discrimination, and other barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, and care.

The COP will provide overall direction, leadership, and management oversight to the APC project; oversees operations; leads and manages the entire project team; serves as the primary FHI 360 representative for the project; and ensures strong collaboration with the Government of Botswana, USAID, and civil society partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Integrates and manages work plans, budgets, and multi-sector interventions
  • Implements evidence-based interventions in one or more multi-sector areas, as well as new technologies and practices
  • Provides leadership and oversees all FHI 360’s APC project operations in Botswana
  • Oversees all operational functions of the project, including office structures at the district level encompassing management, finance, contracts and grants, security, legal, and human resources to ensure the project is compliant with company policies and procedures
  • Provides leadership to technical and program staff and the grants team to ensure the development of timely, high quality, and regulation-compliant activity reporting per FHI 360 and donor guidelines
  • Develops and monitors landscape analysis, strategic plans, proposals, protocols, papers, reports, and budgets to achieve project and FHI 360 goals
  • Directs the achievement of strategic goals of the project and of the organization relating to Human Resources, Finance, and Operations
  • Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Management or a related field from a recognized international institution; PhD degree is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively more responsible international working experience in a health or other development organization, or relevant project
  • Experience managing projects as a Project Director or Chief of Party
  • Experience working with national level health information systems will be an added advantage
  • Strong conceptual, interpersonal, and analytic skills
  • Ability to network and forge strong partnerships with relevant government bodies and civil society organizations
  • Knowledge of donor-funded projects, policies, and procedures; experience with USAID preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel & PowerPoint

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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