Mary Joy Development Association COP (Chief of Party) Jobs in Ethiopia

Mary Joy Development Association COP (Chief of Party) Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Description

  • The Chief of Party (COP) will provide strategic, managerial, technical leadership and management oversight to the project.

  • The COP will oversee and supervise the project teams and has supervisory roles. COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, personnel and financial management.

  • The COP administratively accountable to the executive director.

  • COP will maintain close coordination with USAID and other stakeholders, ensuring that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact.

  • S/he will be responsible for timely and adequate implementation of project activities, deliverables and execution, monitoring and reporting of the project.

  • The COP will serve as the principal liaison to USAID/Ethiopia and will have regular communication with the USAID/Ethiopia Agreement Officer’s Representative.

  • The COP is responsible for ensuring compliance with Mary Joy Ethiopia policies and procedures and USG rules and regulations.

  • The COP will be responsible for ensuring sub-awardee compliance and monitoring quality of program implementation.

  • The position will be based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to project operational sites.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation; ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encourages effective teamwork;

  • Provides overall project leadership, management, and technical direction while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and MJE policies and procedures;

  • Liaises with USAID/Ethiopia, sub grantees, and other partners to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of project objectives and achievements;

  • Builds strong strategic partnerships with a wide group of stakeholders required to achieve project goals,
    Oversees report preparation to meet USAID and corporate reporting requirements to document program performance and monitor overall award compliance;

  • Leads preparation of project deliverables, including annual work-plans and project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials in accordance with USAID deadlines;

  • Provides overall financial oversight of the budget over the life of the project;

  • Collaborates with and directly act
    upon inputs to ensure continuous compliance of all consortium members with agreement/contract rules and regulations;

  • Oversees a team of senior technical, operations, compliance and finance staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained among the team members;

  • Supervises key staff, including ensuring field staff regularly prepare and accurately update performance data;

  • Represents the project at regional and national including technical and policy briefings, networking events, etc.;

  • Organizes project teams and oversee production of SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies; and

  • Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity.

    Job Requirements

    Minimum qualification required for the position

  • Master’s degree in health and related professions with ten (10) years of experience in advocacy for persons living with HIV, direct management of NGOs

    Work Experience

  • Management experience with a US Government cooperative agreement and PEPFAR is highly desirable.

  • Ability to efficiently coordinate and manage field offices and field teams and to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries.

  • Demonstrated experience with multi-partner programs and working with local organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning within the project context.

  • Demonstrated and progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing and managing complex projects involving multiple partners

  • Experience with USAID processes and procedures, rules and regulations required

    Desired personal skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions.

  • Ability to maintain and manage strong relations, both internally and externally.

  • Good presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English language

  • Skills in MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing
    Applications, information management systems

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their Credentials and application letter through the email address of: within 10 working days from the date of announcement including holy day and weekends.

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