Chief of Party: DRC

  • Posted on 16 July 2018

Job Description

IMA World Health is seeking a Chief of Party with significant experience in gender-related programming for an anticipated opening in a USAID-funded sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) project based in Eastern Congo. S/he will provide overall technical and programmatic leadership to a consortium of 4 international and national NGOs based in DRC as well as external technical support organizations and represent the project’s activities to the donor and external audiences. This position will oversee the program and M&E teams, lead project reporting and documentation efforts, while ensuring cost effectiveness and compliance with USAID resources. He/She will answer directly to the Senior Director, Programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement
  • Oversee contractual and budgeted SoW of implementing and consulting partner- members of the consortium and provide overall direction towards attainment of project goals and indicators.
  • Ensure strong working relationships with implementing & technical partners, the Ministry of Health and USAID
  • Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Support development and monitoring of technical work plans and budget
  • Identify lessons learned and best practices for external dissemination
  • Ensure programmatic compliance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Work closely with HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Supervise the technical lead team to ensure program activities maximize project objectives.


  • Minimum of advanced degree in public health, health management, social work, education or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the implementation and management of international donor/USAID funded health projects, with substantial knowledge and experience related to issues of gender-based violence highly preferred.
  • Experience as a project manager for donor-funded gender or community based programming; preferably in a senior leadership role
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, data review for project performance reviews and production of project reporting
  • Demonstrated capacity in budget development and monitoring
  • Experience supervising professional and support staff and building teams
  • Excellent skills in planning and organization, partnership and collaboration.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and French, preferred
  • Experience working fragile contexts and/or in Eastern Congo preferred

About the Organization

With a mission to restore health and healing to those most in need, IMA World Health is a non-profit, faith-based organization that offers extensive expertise in health systems strengthening as well as neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non-communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence programs in some of the most challenging and post-conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

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