Chief of party

Chemonics, Nigeria

Skill Required: HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Apply By: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 20:00


Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for USAID's anticipated multi-year health project, called Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Nigeria. This program will focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions to meet states' and local government areas’ goals and objectives. Specific objectives include targeted and efficient HIV case identification and linkage to care and treatment; enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; successful suppression of HIV viral loads; specialized services that attract key populations; and increased capacity of the government of Nigeria to expand, oversee, and finance HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis services. The chief of party will be responsible for managing and implementing SHARP Nigeria, ensuring that it meets stated goals and reporting requirements. They will report directly to USAID's designated contracting officer’s representative. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Serve as the key liaison with USAID, the government of Nigeria, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors
  • Manage and supervise project personnel and subcontractors
  • Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate
  • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Oversee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health or medicine
  • Minimum 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing USAID or other donor-funded health programs of similar size, scope, and complexity
  • Proven success in managing HIV/AIDS programs, with strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, and quality improvement/assurance
  • Ability to work collaboratively with local government stakeholders, international donors, and local partners at the national and sub-national levels, with a track record of building local partners' capacity
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data management, and knowledge sharing
  • Experience working closely with multidisciplinary teams in developing countries
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate a strategic vision
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience as chief of party on a donor-funded project in Nigeria or West Africa preferred

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply through https://ghdrecruit.formstack.com/forms/sharp_nigeria. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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