Chief of Party, Abt Associates Inc, Mozambique

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Abt Associates, Inc. is currently recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming USAID-funded "Malaria Prevention and Control Activities in Mozambique" project.

The COP must:

  • have a history of solid working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and staff to deliver program results
  • have experience in Mozambique and/or Southern Africa Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Graduate level training: Masters Degree (minimum), or a PhD (preferred) in Public Health, Health Administration, Health Finance, Health Economics or related health discipline.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written English and preferable in Portuguese
  • 15+ years of relevant international health experience with a Masters Degree, or 10-15 years with a PhD.
  • Experience in Mozambique or Southern Africa
  • At least 5 years of long-term health technical assistance program of similar nature and scope including negotiating work plans, interfacing with donors, Ministry of Health and other development partners; developing terms of reference, identifying technical assistance sources and ensuring high quality program deliverables.
  • Skills and experience in some combination of the following: advocacy, health policy development and strategic planning, information management, health human resources, decentralization of health systems and local health planning, community participation, health care quality improvement and technical areas of maternal, reproductive and child health, nutrition and malaria
  • Demonstrated leadership in management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners.
  • Experience developing and communicating a project vision, aligning key stakeholders around the vision, and assuring the vision is translated into an efficiently implemented program.

    To apply for this unique opportunity, please e-mail cover letter and updated CV to:

    COPRecruit [at] abtassoc.com

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