Chief of Party

Chemonics, Mozambique

Skill Required: HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Apply By: 
30th June, 2017


Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated nine year, $300 million to $500 million USAID Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes (ECHO) project in Mozambique. ECHO aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver high-quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for helping people lead healthy lives around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and Chemonics policies and procedures;
  • Liaise with USAID/Mozambique, the government of Mozambique, Ministry of Health, civil society organizations, and other local partners to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of project progress and achievements;
  • Facilitate processes that bring multiple stakeholders together to engage in complex policy issues, and stimulate collective action on identified areas of concern;
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate programming adjustments;
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel, subcontractors, and grantees, with a focus on core results, achievement of work plan targets, and timely implementation;
  • Ensure all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate;
  • Serve as the official point-of-contact for the project.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in public health, medicine, public policy, international development, business, or a related field preferred;
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant development experience designing, implementing, and managing USAID, PEPFAR, or other donor-funded health programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a project of a similar size, scope, and complexity to ECHO;
  • Proven success in managing HIV/AIDS programs, and strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance;
  • Experience managing large USAID- and/or PEPFAR-funded programs;
  • Ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines;
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with U.S. and foreign governments, development partners, and civil society;
  • Ability to develop and implement effective partnerships with private sector entities;
  • Ability to travel extensively to activity locations within Mozambique and to other places, as required;
  • Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa required;
  • Experience in post-conflict or fragile states preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
  • Fluency in speaking and writing both Portuguese and English required.

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