International Training and Education Center for Health Chief of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

International Training and Education Center for Health Chief of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222640

Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care, Research and Development

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Executive(CEO, Country Manager, General Manager)


Job Description

Chief of Party – (Ethiopia)

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.

I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

I-TECH is seeking candidates for the role of Chief of Party for a 5-year USAID funding program titled Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP).

The purpose of the Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP) is to address critical human resources challenges in Ethiopia’s health sector.

The Health Workforce Improvement Program will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE) at the national level and their respective structures at the sub-national levels (regional, zonal and woreda levels), Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) levels that provide healthcare education at national and sub-national, and targeted health worker professional associations to improve the quality of Ethiopia’s health workforce. The focus areas of this Activity are:

1. Institutional and individual capacity building to improve the quality of pre-service education for priority clinical cadres to improve the competency of clinical health workers,
2. Improve the human resource for health management and regulation capacity of national and sub-national entities. The program will target program managers at MOH, Regional Health Bureau (RHB) and District Health Office; and faculty at HEIs, building their leadership, management and governance capacity for human resource development and management.
3. Improve the generation and utilization of evidence to inform HR planning, development and management.

The Chief of Party (COP) will help plan, execute, and coordinate all activities under this program.

The COP will have overall responsibility for the coordination of all project activities and in-country staff under this Cooperative Agreement (CoAg).

This includes administrative oversight and technical leadership of the program, including training of health care workers, procurement of commodities, demand creation, M+E, and quality improvement.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for liaising with and managing sub-award agreements with local partners. He/she will be the primary point of contact with USAID Ethiopia and local partners and will supervise and manage a senior management team to ensure program is meeting expected results and targets, on time and with quality.

The position requires an individual with demonstrated expertise in public health program management, human resouces for health education, and demonstrated effective stakeholder management.

The position requires effective communication with both domestic and international staff, USAID, Ethiopian Ministry of Health and Educaion, and other implementing partners within Ethiopia.

He/she is required to use sophisticated problem-solving skills and to successfully interface and communicate within the organization, across the I-TECH network, and externally to local stakeholders. The COP position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is contingent on award.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide overall program vision with technical and strategic leadership to achieve financial and contractual accountability and program results
  • Represent the program and I-TECH with USAID, implementing partners and stakeholders
  • Initiate policy level discussions with federal and regional government stakeholders including MOE, as well as the professional councils, training institutions and other donors and implementing partners.
  • Direct the launch and implementation of the project, supervising a team of technical
  • Monitor program activities and progress related to impact and sustainability of innovative interventions
  • Ensure that data required for demonstrating program impact and lessons learned are collected, analyzed and integrated into program monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Ensure high quality results through effective teamwork and routine program reviews leading the implementation of work plan strategy development
  • Ensure program activities comply with USAID and I-TECH rules and regulations overseeing budget development, prudent financial management including the execution and monitoring of partner sub-agreements
  • Lead the submission of program reports and other deliverables with USAID, in coordination with I-TECH headquarters, as well as the external dissemination of program results.

    Working Environmental Conditions

    The COP must be available and willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 15%.

    The position requires participation in conference calls and internet meetings outside of business hours in order to accommodate the time difference between the country office and HQ.

    This position is open to both local and international candidates.

    Commitment to Diversity

    The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity.

    The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.

    The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

    Job Requirements


  • PhD or Master’s in Public Health, Health Administration or related field; and a minimum of 15 years of senior leadership experience in complex, multi-faceted public health programs including supervision of managers, technical experts, and support staff.
  • Superb knowledge of and practical experience with health systems in Ethiopia.
  • Able to provide strong leadership and representation with staff, donors, partners, USAID and Ministry of Health;
  • A commitment to scholarly work and generation and dissemination of knowledge;
  • Highly skilled program manager;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methods and health information systems;
  • Experience with budget development and management, and monitoring of fiscal systems;
  • Working knowledge of US government and other federal awards and contracts systems, to advance project progress and comply with funder directives;
  • Employee and partner relations skills, including demonstrated ability to bring together diverse professionals into a functioning, effective work team; fostering tactful, diplomatic, and culturally-appropriate communication;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective collaboration with diverse partners;
  • Fluency in English, including reading and writing and the ability to read and understand technical documents and journals and write letters, administrative, technical reports and scientific papers for publication in English language journals;
  • Successful public presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience working closely with government public health officials and agencies at all levels in a balanced and supportive capacity;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with persons from a variety of professional disciplines and from different levels of society in a tactful, diplomatic, and culturally-appropriate manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with balance between strategic leadership and attention to detail;
  • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or Masters level strong public health and administrative skills;
  • Fifteen years of project management experience in Africa;

    How to Apply

    To Apply
    Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit their CV to by September 13, 2019.

    International Training and Education Center for Health Chief of Party Jobs in Ethiopia

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