Chief of Party

at Jhpiego
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 4, 2020
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


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 USAID, HIV prevention, care and treatment for a key and vulnerable populations (KVP) project. The comprehensive HIV project aims to identify and link KVP to community and facility services across the clinical cascade. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The COP will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of KVP HIV 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. Ethiopian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

City location to be finalized upon award.

  • 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 Ethiopia, its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the donor, the Federal Ministry of Health, as well as implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Ethiopia 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
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions particularly in the areas of HIV testing and counseling, combination prevention, HIV care and treatment, structural interventions, integration, gender equity and capacity building
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Collaborate with project team to build capacity within HIV prevention, care and treatment for key and vulnerable populations
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with the donor, the Federal Ministry of Health, and 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 donor operational policies and regulations
  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; Medical degree preferred
  • Previous experience serving as COP/project director or DCOP or senior level management
  • 10+ years' experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful HIV/AIDS, prevention, care and treatment activities, including those focusing on key and vulnerable populations,
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous experience working in Ethiopia, with intimate understanding of local health system and HIV prevention, care and treatment strategies, gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at 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 Amharic
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 30%
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