Chief of Party, Burma HIV-AIDS Program Planning Activity

Yangon, Myanmar
Apply by 30 June 2018
Posted on 31 May 2018

Job Description

The COP is expected to have strategic vision, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise in infectious disease and public health service programming and delivery, professional reputation, management experience, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Activity Description. S/he will have principal responsibility of representing the activity to USAID. S/he will also have experience interacting with other development projects, host country governments, and international agencies. Specific experience in one or more of the main technical components of the program is required.

The position shall be based out of Yangon, Burma. The recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for management of all activity interventions and staff to achieve results
  • Responsible for managerial leadership and administrative oversight of the activity and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID
  • Manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and guaranteequality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the activity
  • Oversee operational procedures and policies, financial controls, and other management functions including management of subawardees, the latter with the help of the component Team Leader

Minimum Requirements:

● An advanced degree (at least Master’s level) in medicine, public health, international development, public

administration, economics, or in a closely related field is required

● Minimum 12 years of demonstrated experience designing, executing, managing and evaluating public

health programs is required

● Minimum of 5 years of executive leadership experience implementing international (outside of Burma)

public health -preferably HIV/AIDS- projects or programs of a similar size and scope as “HIV-AIDS Program


● Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and project implementation based on evidence-driven

decision making

● Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of

partners and stakeholders. Experience in interacting positively with co-workers, government agencies, host

country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies

● Demonstrated experience implementing health sector and health systems strengthening activities or


● Experience with incorporating gender and vulnerable population needs into programming.

● Strong organizational skills including people, task and time management.

● Strong communication and presentation skills particularly to GPH officials and other key stakeholders.

● Management experience with US government or other donor agency agreements is highly desirable.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

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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