Jhpiego Jobs in Uganda
Jhpiego Jobs in UgandaOverview
Jhpiego seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for an upcoming USAID-funded reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition (RMNCH+N) project.
The project aims to strengthen government-led multi-sectoral RMNCH+N systems for improved service availability and use. The project will operate over a five-year period.
Reporting to the Country Director, COP will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of project activities.
S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity.
S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID, on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country government at all levels, and international partners and agencies.
This position is contingent upon award from donor. Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets
Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Uganda, its people and donors
Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USG donor, the Ministry of Health, other ministries, as well as implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Uganda to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
Collaborate with project team to build capacity within RMNCH+N
Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USG donor, MOH and project team
Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor
Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to subcontractors and sub-grantees
Write and/or review project materials and publications
Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
Ensure compliance with USG donor operational policies and regulations
Advanced degree, at least a Masters, in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD preferred
Previous experience serving as COP/project director or DCOP or senior level management
10+ years' experience successfully managing multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $4 M per year) that have implemented successful activities in nutrition and MNCH
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
Previous experience working in Uganda, with intimate understanding of local health system and RMNCH+N gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies
Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USG donor, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office
Ability to travel nationally and internationally
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 8th October, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Jhpiego Jobs in Uganda
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