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Chief of Party


Chief of party | Uganda | 2020

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated five-year, $25 to $50 million USAID-funded PMI Uganda Malaria Control Activity.  This Activity will support the people of Uganda to strengthen the capacity for malaria prevention and treatment and ownership of health at the community and household levels while maintaining gains made at the health facility level in focus districts. This Activity will also seek to improve private sector engagement and surveillance and strengthen the existing linkages between community health services/community-level leadership and facilities/District Health Teams to increase the ability to prevent, detect, and treat malaria in households. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
Provide overall Activity leadership, management, and technical direction to achieve a malaria response that is both effective and cost-effective
Create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision in collaboration with others to scale up programs and services according to the latest epidemiological data
Lead Activity implementation and ensure that the Activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements
Serve as primary liaison with USAID, the government of Uganda, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors
Supervise senior management team, technical and administrative staff, and subcontracting organizations
Lead project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
Identify issues and risks related to Activity implementation in a timely manner and make appropriate adjustments to achieve targets
Innovate and implement strategies that demonstrably improve malaria prevention, testing, and treatment and reduce malaria mortality, morbidity, and parasitemia

10 years of experience planning, implementing, and managing malaria prevention and treatment programs
10 years of experience working with U.S. government projects and African ministries of health to develop Activity work plans, manage budgets and implementation, and deliver technical assistance
Demonstrated programmatic, financial, and operations management experience, preferably for large projects involving coordination with multiple implementing partners in Uganda or the region
In-depth knowledge of government systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many sites and partners
Proven ability to work collaboratively with the local government stakeholders, international donors, and local partners at national and sub-national levels
A track record of building capacity of local partners; experience with private sector engagement preferred
Strong program and financial management background with ability to collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders in the context of complex and shifting priorities
Demonstrated knowledge of gender integration and mainstreaming; demonstrated knowledge of any or all of the following preferred: refugee and mobile populations, conflict zones, community empowerment
Five years of chief of party, country director, or deputy chief of party experience preferred
Experience in Uganda strongly preferred
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Fluency in English required

Application instructions:
Please complete your application at this link by June 30, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

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