Chief of Party, Bangladesh

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 May 2018
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Closing on 22 June 2018
  • Proposal

Job Description

Project HOPE is currently recruiting for a Chief of Party for an upcoming five-year USAID project for Bangladesh Zero TB Cities Program. This program will provide a comprehensive package of TB prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment services in high TB transmission areas and people at high risk of TB infection and disease in urban Bangladesh. Its objective is to decrease TB deaths through increased TB treatment coverage. Essential activities include (1) case detection through targeted active case finding and screening; (2) testing through use of new diagnostics; (3) treatment through expanded directly-observed treatment (DOT) and use of shorter treatment regimens and new drugs for drug-resistant TB; and (4) contact investigation and post-exposure therapy for people at high risk of TB infection. The project will enable this provision of services through health systems strengthening measures, including (1) strengthening the policy environment for urban TB control; (2) increasing integration of urban TB services into other health platforms; and (3) facilitating linkages between urban TB service organizations and social support organizations. Project outputs and outcomes will be tracked through effective data collection, analysis, monitoring, and reporting procedures and applications developed at points along a continuum of care. The project will also support operations research on innovative TB prevention, screening, diagnostic, and treatment approaches.

The Chief of Party (CoP) will oversee the USAID TB program in Bangladesh and act as the key liaison with all locally based project partners and stakeholders including Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) and provide varied support in the implementation of activities. This role shall provide overall leadership, direction, management, representation, and vision to the program. S/He will be responsible for implementing a high-quality project on TB, combining high level partnership and advocacy in Bangladesh. S/He will ensure that TB project is implemented and monitored with high standard on the ground. S/He will report directly to Country Director/Regional Director-SEA. The role requires strong public health technical particularly on TB and program management skills. S/he shall be responsible for interacting with and representing the program to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, USAID and to other donor agencies. The skills and experience of the Chief of Party shall be complementary to those of the Deputy Chief of Party. The role also requires the ability to multi-task and handle complex and competing priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and managerial leadership to TB program in Bangladesh.
  • Provide leadership in-country, representing PH in regular Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, donor and partner meetings.
  • Build and strengthen, as required, networking with government, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP), donors and other stakeholders to influence PH approaches for improved programming on TB.
  • Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results
  • Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented and fulfill donor and the organization’s requirements.
  • Ensure that all program deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor- related, organization, and program-specific policies.
  • Supervise and mentor senior management staff.
  • Provide managerial oversight to project activities and partnerships, and ensure compliance with organization and USG regulations.
  • Provide oversight for the projectâ€s financial management systems and ensure they are compliant with Project HOPE policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations.
  • Oversee project budget development and undertake regular analysis of project expenditure, sub-awards
  • Maintain excellent communication with the Country Director/ SEA RD and other working groups at HQ.
  • Other related activities as requested, under the overall direction of the Country Director/SEA RD.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree or higher in Public Health. Medicine or equivalent related field;
  • At least ten years progressively responsible experience working in public health in the fields of infectious disease, maternal and child health, with at least five years working in TB
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working and collaborating with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations
  • At least five years relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff
  • Documented experience in working with host government institutions and providing the level of technical assistance that is required for a program of this level
  • Excellent past performance references (contacts shall be provided)
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USAID project management, policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Relevant field experience in similar settings with significant management responsibility.

About the Organization

Project HOPE is a global not-for-profit organization that provides solutions to the world's most pressing health crises through innovative global health and disaster/health crises programs. Project HOPE also publishes, Health Affairs, the nation's leading journal of health policy thought and research.

Project HOPE's mission is to enable health care workers to have the greatest positive impact on the health of the people they serve. Founded in 1958, Project HOPE continues to be a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accomplish our mission by improving the knowledge, abilities and tools of the health workforce to deliver high quality health services to communities in need. With programs around the globe, we work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered.

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