Chief of Party - Health Services Delivery (RISE II)

Niger | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Apply by 12 October 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 27 June 2018

Job Description

Summary of Role

IntraHealth is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for a proposal for the RISE II Health Services Delivery Activity – USAID/Senegal, Sahel Regional Office’s second phase of the RISE project. The RISE II goal is that: Chronically vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso and Niger, supported by resilient systems, effectively manage shocks and stresses and pursue sustainable pathways out of poverty. Research shows that increased gender equality and improved health outcomes for women strengthen families and build social capacity to navigate through periods of societal and personal instability. The COP will bring forth the strategic vision of this unique, transformational project which seeks to contribute to absorptive, adaptive, and transformative resilience capacities and will measure the extent to which those capacities are enhanced over the life of RISE II.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide strategic technical, managerial and fiscal leadership assuring that the project is in compliance with IntraHealth and USAID policies and procedures;
  • Ensure the achievement of high quality results by IntraHealth, its sub-contractors and sub grantees and that all deliverables are met on time and within budget;
  • Build an integrated vision amongst related components and diverse actors, focusing on improved gender equality through economic well-being and health, family planning, and nutrition outcomes. The avenues for empowerment include: systems strengthening, capacity building for resource mobilization, decentralized governance, mobilization of civil society, and youth engagement;
  • Serve as key liaison and work collaboratively with USAID, the Ministries of Health at all levels, local Government authorities and other stakeholders and partners in implementation of the project to ensure the alignment and integration of the program with the Governments of Niger and Burkina Faso’s policies and strategies;
  • Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments to the home office and USAID;
  • Directly supervise and oversee the work of project staff, including sub-contractors and sub-grantees;
  • Lead communication and reporting to Government of Niger and Burkina Faso entities such as the Ministries of Health.


  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, business administration, international development, economics, gender studies or similar field;
  • 15 years of demonstrated experience in leading, implementing, managing and delivering results in health or economic development programs in low income countries, in particular serving vulnerable groups;
  • Prior experience as a COP, Deputy COP or equivalent for a USAID-funded project;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of multidisciplinary and multicultural technical, programmatic and operational teams;
  • Extensive experience building and maintaining effective partnerships and leveraging resources with national, regional, and development stakeholders and partners;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English (4S/4R minimum) and French (4S/4R minimum);
  • Demonstrated representational experience with government, donors, international agencies, private sector, and other key stakeholders;
  • Ability to travel between Niger and Burkina Faso as well as in country an estimated 35-40% time.


  • Experience working in the field of Health, in particular with integrated services including Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition;
  • Experience working in Francophone West Africa, particularly in the Sahel.

About the Organization

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective. Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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