Chief of Party, South Africa

South Africa
Apply by 13 November 2017
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 13 September 2017

Job Description

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 46-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated, PEPFAR-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and HIV Prevention program in South Africa. The five-year program will accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control through the delivery of high-impact HIV prevention, care and support services. The principal focus is to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents who are living with affected by and vulnerable to HIV prevent new HIV infections among priority populations; and scale up effective violence prevention and interventions.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the South Africa Country Director, the COP will be responsible for technical leadership and the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation, with a focus on achieving the UNAIDS fast track 90-90-90 targets in priority areas, and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID, the Government of South Africa, and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and approved annual workplans, and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
  • Lead the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners
  • Serve as key representative to USAID; responsible for all communications with AO/R and responses to USAID requests, etc.
  • Act as a liaison to and ensure effective relationships with relevant donors, GoSA and other key stakeholders such as other HIV/AIDS partners, ensuring strong cooperation and collaboration
  • Lead all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans and budgets and performance monitoring plans (PMPs), ensuring alignment of the budget to expected results and ensuring cost-effective use of Pact’s resources
  • Review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports, ensuring they are completed and submitted in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and Pact HQ requirements, policies, and regulations
  • As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policies; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
  • Provide and/or ensure the provision of training and mentoring to partners to strengthen their capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Recruit and directly supervise local and international project staff in line with Pact human resource (HR) policies; oversee the management and development of project office HR to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced



Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in public health, international development, or a closely related field
  • Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise, as demonstrated by a minimum of ten years of progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing, and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, five years of which must have been in a COP or Director role on a USG cooperative agreement, grant and/or contract
  • At least ten years’ experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, early childhood development, health, and nutrition, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research
  • Proven experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs
  • Experience in interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
  • Experience and understanding of South Africa’s OVC and HIV/AIDS response, social protection sector and framework for vulnerable children and adolescents, and PEPFAR 3.0 priorities
  • Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description
  • Professional experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required, South African work experience preferred. South African National preferred.
  • Oral and written fluency in English, with strong oral presentation skills

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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