• Chief of Party at Jhpiego

  • Posted on: 20 August, 2013 Deadline: 3 September, 2013
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  • An internationally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organization focused on improving the health of women and families internationally and in Liberia is seeking qualified, skilled and highly motivated candidates to fill the following positions:

    Chief of Party

     

    The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall vision, direction, leadership and management to an upcoming project in Liberia which focuses on providing support to integrated Community level health services and activities. The COP will be responsible for ensuring that the project is implemented in accordance with the cooperative agreement, USAID regulations, and internationally recognized community health standards. The COP will be the primary representational link with the donor. The COP will work closely with the donor to provide project updates, discuss strategies, obstacles, performance plans, and indicator success. The COP will liaise with donor contracting officers, technical support staff and outside contractors. The COP will ensure that project initiatives adequately address the needs of the beneficiary population in the most cost-effective manner. This position is contingent upon award from USAID/Liberia.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    LEADERSHIP
    Provide project leadership and strategic direction on community-based health programs with focus on maternal, newborn, and child health in underserved rural populations to achieve project goals. objectives and targets
    Implement activities and ensure the project is technically sound and evidence-based plans that are responsive to the needs of Liberia, its people and the USAID donor
    Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to the project
    Develop and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders and USAID donor in Liberia
    Work collaboratively with other project team members and stakeholders to ensure necessary project planning, development, resource availability and management of activities function smoothly and efficiently
    Present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders including donor and partners 
     
    MANAGEMENT
    Ensure high-quality project implementation, consistent with the programs goals and objectives
    Prepare in coordination with key project staff strategiC work-plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorties, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation
     
    Manage the overall project by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities in accordance with the cooperative agreement
    Identify technical assistance needs and arrange for the provision of needed assistance
    Manage sub-agreement partners; ensure coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality from all partnersfcollaborators
    Provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely submission of financial reports to USAID
    Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with the cooperative agreement, USAID regulations, and internationally recognized quality standards
    Work with finance and program staff to develop and track program budgets
    that can be effectively reported in an accurate timely fashion to the home office, partners and USAID
    Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results;
    Maintain productive, consistent open communication with key personnel, technical and support staff
    Work collaboratively with project and headquarters staff to ensure proper financial projections, reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions
    Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations
    Directly supervise several key members of staff
     
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    Advanced degree in public health preferably in maternal child health or relevant field
    A minimum of 12-15 years of project management experience in large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in areas such as improved clinical services or NGO capacity building
    Demonstrated track record managing large consortium international health programs for USAID along with following compliance, reporting and regulation requirements
    Demonstrated experience in implementing public health projects with considerable funding in developing countries
    Strong leadership and technical capacity to support service delivery
    Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills
    Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
    Understanding of USAID regulations and compliance and reporting procedures
    Fluency in English
    Ability to travel in Liberia and internationally
     
    PREFERRED QUAUFICATIONS
    Experience in knowledge of district level issues impacting upon health service delivery and community participation developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects
    A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating work to teams and developing communities of learning among host-country partners and counterparts
    Working knowledge of Kpelle, Bassa, Mano and Dan.

    Method of Application

    Please apply with a cover letter and detailed CV including three referees.
    Applications accepted until the position is filled. Al! applications should be submitted to
    http://tinyurl.com/kfhj5n5 .
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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