Chemonics Chief of party - Jobs in Ethiopia

Chemonics Chief of party - Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 05 Aug 2019

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the USAID Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP). HWIP will work with the Ministry of Health at the national and sub-national levels (regional, zonal, and woreda), higher educational institutions that provide health-care education under the Ministry of Education, and targeted health worker professional associations, with the goal of improving the quality of Ethiopia’s health workforce.

The Activity seeks to address critical human resources challenges in Ethiopia’s health sector by focusing on institutional and individual capacity building to improve the quality of pre-service education for priority clinical cadres, improving the competency of clinical health-care workers, and building the skills of human resource for health managers.

The chief of party is responsible for providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction to the entire Activity, ensuring an integrated vision among technical components and actors and a focus on achieving results.

He or she will ensure progress toward targets and timely implementation; identify issues and risks related to Activity implementation; and collaborate, learn, and adapt approaches in response to monitoring and evaluation information, adjusting Activity interventions appropriately to enhance results.

He or she will also prepare annual work plans, progress reports, and technical deliverables related to achievement of program results to USAID.

He or she will collaborate with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, international donors, USAID, and local partners. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the Activity
  • Effectively collaborate with the USAID mission (and other donors as applicable), civil society organizations, local government officials, local partners, public and private hospitals, and universities to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of activity objectives and achievements
  • Build innovative partnerships and promote sustainable initiatives
  • Oversee program administration, implementation, and financial management
    to ensure program implementation aligns with budget allocations, internal Chemonics policies, and USAID regulations
  • Oversee performance monitoring and evaluation to ensure all project targets are met or exceeded, making recommendations for improvement in program implementation
  • Proactively identify problems involving project implementation and make appropriate implementation and programmatic adjustments to meet contractual objectives and results


  • Advanced degree (master’s level or equivalent) in human resource management, public health, leadership or related field or, in lieu thereof, five additional years of experience in human resources for health or related field
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in the implementation and coordination of large, complex projects relating to health governance
  • Minimum of five years of proven leadership in the management of similar international donor support programs with strong, demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working with senior government officials, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in health administration and/or enforcement of human resources for health regulations
  • Experience in Ethiopia preferred, experience in sub-Saharan Africa required
  • Knowledge of Ethiopia’s social, cultural, political, and development context and an understanding of its health-care systems, administration, and governance strongly preferred
  • Experience with USAID and/or other international donors preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills to coordinate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and oral English required

    How to Apply:
    Please apply through Chemonics Chief of party - Jobs in Ethiopia by August 5, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please.

    Finalists will be contacted. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. Local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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