IntraHealth Chief of Party Jobs in Uganda

IntraHealth Chief of Party Jobs in Uganda

Summary of Role

  • IntraHealth is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming USAID-funded Uganda Health Activity (UHA). The project’s goals are to support the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) to increase the survival and well-being of vulnerable populations and improve overall health system resilience in priority districts. UHA will achieve this goal through:

  • Improved access to and use of quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); family planning (FP)/reproductive health (RH); nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) health services at community- and health facility-levels;

  • Enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes; and 3) Strengthened health systems at the regional-, district-, facility-, and community-levels.

  • The COP will oversee overall UHA implementation, providing strategic technical vision and managing the project team and consortium members. This leadership role liaises with USAID, the MoH, other health and development donors, and other implementing partners (IPs) in Uganda on behalf of the UHA, cultivating open, productive, and collaborative relationships to advance activity objectives.

  • The COP also ensures that the activity complies with cooperative agreement terms and conditions and USAID policies and regulations. The COP will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, suggest appropriate program adjustments, and ensure that systems are in place to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse.

  • This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.

    Essential Functions

  • Provide strategic technical, and operational leadership assuring that the project is in compliance with IntraHealth and USAID policies and procedures.

  • Provide fiscal leadership to the project, assuring that it is in compliance with IntraHealth and USAID policies and procedures.

  • Ensure the achievement of high-quality results by IntraHealth, its sub-contractors and sub grantees and that all deliverables are met on time and within budget through an effective and nimble performance management system and practices.

  • Build an integrated vision amongst related components of the project, and its diverse actors.

  • Serve as key liaison and work collaboratively with donors, the MOH
    at all levels, local Government authorities and other stakeholders and partners in implementation of the project.

  • Ensure the project is in alignment and integrated with, and sustained by the Government of Uganda’s policies and strategies.

  • Establish and maintain effective support systems that will ensure smooth implementation and a safe and supported team.

  • Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments to the home office and donors.

  • Directly supervise and oversee the work of project staff, including sub-contractors and sub-grantees, and provide timely feedback on performance.

    Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, social sciences, or management.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ progressively responsible experience in a senior role managing large and complex integrated health service delivery programs of similar scope and dollar value ($30M+) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Previous experience working on USG programs and working knowledge of USG regulations.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with government, donors, the private sector, and community organizations to advance health objectives.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams to achieve health results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language oral presentation skills.


  • 5 years’ experience working in East Africa on development programming.

  • Current relationships with relevant Uganda stakeholders (MOH, donors, IPs) and/or past experience working in Uganda.

  • Previous experience working on and/or technical expertise in MNCH, FP, nutrition, WASH, HSS, or/and PEPFAR programming.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IntraHealth Chief of Party Jobs in Uganda

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