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Chief of Party


Bamako, Mali
Chief of Party I Bamako, Mali I 2019 

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening, Governance, and Financing Project. The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of Malians to improve and manage their health system and health (at family, household, community, regional, and national levels) to create a more resilient population with a prosperous future. The chief of party will provide the overall leadership to the project in collaboration with multiple partners. S/he will be the primary liaison for the project with USAID, other donors and institutions, implementing partners, the Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene, technical agencies, and other stakeholders, and will ensure alignment and harmonization with other programming where appropriate. S/he will be responsible for the successful implementation of the program, submission of all program deliverables to USAID, and identification and resolution of issues and risks related to program implementation. S/he will oversee the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets and coordinate partner efforts in program implementation. This position is based in Bamako, Mali. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities Include:
Serve as the face of the activity to the client and the field team
Make good decisions, find the right answers, and be comfortable asking for assistance
Maintain a high level of engagement and transparent consultation with the client and other stakeholders to further programmatic objectives
Focus on team building centered around a shared vision for the program and clear expectations
Provide clear guidance to field staff, helping staff prioritize and maintain focus on initial and ongoing priorities
Demonstrate commitment to managing individual performance, providing direct, appreciative, and constructive feedback in a timely manner
Model code of conduct and values
Design interventions through a consultative process with stakeholders to ensure immediate buy-in and long-term sustainability
Build flexibility into the implementation approach through close coordination, collaboration, and cooperation with the client and other USAID programs working in the health sector
Work with the client to proactively pivot the implementation approach to best respond to changing on-the-ground needs
Manage client and stakeholder relations strategically to ensure that agreed upon commitments are responsive to USAID and counterpart priorities
Deliver results established in work plans in order to meet budget targets and client expectations
Work effectively with the client so that the project becomes a candidate for additional funding

Advanced professional degree in health and/or business administration or a related field
Minimum ten years of experience implementing health programs; experience working with the private and public sector preferred
Minimum ten years of experience leading development projects overseas; experience working with U.S. government preferred
Proven ability to work collaboratively with host-country officials, donors, and other key stakeholders
At least ten years of relevant, progressive experience managing complex field programs
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of USAID policies, procedures, and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation
Experience in managing USAID contracts, including programmatic evaluations, financial audit, and program close-out
Experience coordinating with national and local government agencies, civil society organizations, and other international development groups
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team-oriented setting
Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders and implementing partner agencies
Experience in general business administration, finance and accounting a plus
Experience working in rural and peri-urban areas
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Advanced proficiency in English; fluency in French required

Application Instructions:
Please apply through Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled. No telephone questions, please. The finalists will be contacted.

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