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  • Posted on: 18 October, 2011 Deadline: 1 November, 2011
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  • DESCRIPTION:
    The Chief of Party (COP) is a full-time position based in the TSHIP Central Project Office in Bauchi. The COP serves as the chief executive and technical and accounting officer ensuring and assuring overall strategic focus, management effectiveness, and financial probity in the project and overseeing the implementation and evaluation of all activities supported by the project. S/he serves as the primary focal point for communication with USAID Nigeria, other USAID Implementing Partners, local and international development partners, and the relevant federal, state and local government partners. The COP reports to the TSHIP Senior Advisor at the JSI home office.
     
    Chief of Party

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Lead and oversee the development of strategic planning, work planning, program monitoring, and management and control systems, to ensure informed decision-making and timely implementation of program activities.
         
    Directly supervise the Senior Leadership Team.
    Ensure evidence-based public health is the foundation of all strategies/activities.
    Ensure effective communications and reporting, both internally and externally.
    Provide cutting-edge technical direction and promote innovation in providing high impact MNCH & FP/RH interventions and work toward introduction and spread of best practices that will achieve optimum program impact.
    Oversee the financial and administrative aspects of the project including monitoring the budget.
    Analyze and trouble-shoot any challenges to project implementation and resolve any human resources issues that arise.
    Serve as JSI’s chief program and technical representative to USAID, the FMOH, and the respective state government partners (relevant MDAs and LGA).
    Ensure full compliance with the USAID Cooperative Agreement (CA).
    Serve as JSI’s chief program and technical representative to local and international NGOs, donors, and other relevant stakeholders.
         
    QUALIFICATIONS

    Advanced degree or at least a Master-level degree in public health, development studies, social or medical sciences, or management.
    A minimum of ten years of relevant work experience encompassing the broad areas of development and health sector, with emphasis on MNCH and FP/RH and including familiarity with key Nigerian and international development partners in health and population, as well as top level senior management experience of complex projects.
    Core competence in child survival, safe motherhood or family planning/reproductive health, with general experience or significant familiarity with the other two.
    Strong familiarity with federal and state government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) and international donor and other organizations related to the health sector.
    Excellent facilitation, oral and interpersonal communication, and presentation skills including excellent conceptual and writing skills.
    Excellent networking and partnership building skills. This includes ability to access and interact with the highest levels of the health and population development community.
    Excellent planning and prioritization skills as well as creative problem-solving and analytical skills.
    Computer literacy especially proficiency in the use of statistical and analytical software.
    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Method of Application
    Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.
    CLICK HERE TO APPLY: http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/Jobs/jobdescription.cfm?JobID=46965
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