Chief of Party

Pathfinder International, Haiti

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2015

Job Description

Chief of Party


Pathfinder International seeks a Chief of Party for a USAID/Haiti health systems strengthening and service delivery project, Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH). The overall purpose of the SSQH project is to improve the health status of the Haitian population, specifically in the areas of HIV and AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, and maternal and child mortality and nutrition. This will be achieved by: (1) increasing utilization of the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population's (MSPP) integrated package of services at the primary care and community levels; (2) improving the functionality of the USG-supported health referral networks; (3) facilitating sustainable delivery of quality health services through the institutionalization of key management practices at both the facility and community levels; and (4) strengthening departmental health authorities' capacity to manage and monitor service delivery.

The Chief of Party (COP) provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, and operational aspects of the Project. S/he oversees the day-to-day work of the project and is responsible for the effective use and deployment of staff and financial resources to achieve project targets.  The COP is accountable for all aspects of the Project’s effective management, including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and stakeholder relationship management. The COP prominently positions Pathfinder as a leader in global health technical areas and as a successful partner in the development and cost effective implementation of donor-funded programs. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with USAID and other donors, Government agencies, and other programs operating in Haiti.



  • Proven track record for achieving expected results on USAID funded projects in developing countries. Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Advanced degree (MD, MPH, PhD) in public health or related field.
  • 10 years’ experience working in developing countries in the health sector and successfully managing a high-pace multi-disciplinary team to achieve development results.
  • 5 years’ experience in managing donor-funded projects from design to implementation to completion in developing countries with some of the experience in Haiti strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a senior policy level, demonstrated by previous experience in leading the development and implementation of international health sector development programs.
  • As demonstrated by experience, ability to liaise with senior GOH and MSPP officials, USAID officials, university professors and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the Haitian donor community.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and guide team in the timely completion of all required reporting and performance deliverables under a multi-million USD contract.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct staff while creating a positive team environment. 
  • Ability to present results and products to USAID and other key stakeholders.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Working ability in Haitian Creole an asset.
  • Position requires up to 35% in-county travel depending upon project needs.

Occasional travel to the US Headquarters may be required.

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