Chief of Party
Jhpiego seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for an upcoming multi-year USAID malaria project in Tanzania. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to reduce the burden of malaria in pregnant women and children under age five through quality improvements to malaria case management and treatment of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) with a particular focus on malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring, and monitoring of drug-based interventions. The project will also promote use of surveillance data to refine outbreak response and vector control activities.
The COP will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country government at all levels, and international partners and agencies.
This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Tanzania nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets
Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Tanzania, its people and donors
Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID, the Ministry of Health (MOH), the National Malaria Control Plan (NMCP), and other implementing partners, community partners and key stakeholders in Tanzania to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
Collaborate with project team to build capacity within the requisite technical areas
Provide capacity building support (technical and organizational) to local and community partners
Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, the MOH, and the project team
Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor
Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to subcontractors and sub-grantees
Write and/or review project materials and publications
Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations
Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field;
Previous experience serving as COP/project director or DCOP or senior management level
10+ years’ experience successfully managing large, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented activities in malaria control and elimination; case management of malaria; health systems strengthening; large-scale iCCM implementation; and/or integrated health services management.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
Previous experience working in, with intimate understanding of local health system and gaps and opportunities, and strong relationships with government agencies
Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including TEAMS and PowerBi
Fluent in written and spoken English
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Ability to travel nationally and internationally
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