USAID Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Chief of Party, Uganda Karamoja Health and HIV/AIDS Integrated Activity

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Save the Children is the
leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over
120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in
the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change
in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities.
In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover
from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our
partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.
About USAID Project:
Save the Children will
implement the USAID Cooperative Agreement for the anticipated five-year $20M
Health and HIV/AIDS Integrated Program.
Job Summary: The Chief
of Party will provide strategic and operational leadership to this project
which will link with previous USAID-funded and other actors’ socio-economic
development efforts to address HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), family planning
(FP), malaria, nutrition and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH)
challenges within Karamoja. The COP will liaise closely with USAID/Uganda,
local government representatives, Save the Children’s Office of Health,
HIV/AIDS and Africa Area and Country Offices, and partner organizations. The incumbent
will be the primary representative of the project.  The COP will ensure adherence to the overall
technical and programmatic quality in its implementation, compliance with USAID
rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID,
including annual workplans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports
and annual reports as may be required. 
The COP will be responsible for the overall direction and coordination
of the activities of any sub-recipient partners under this grant, and for
linking to broader venues in country for coordination of health service
delivery work more broadly.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Master’s degree or higher in public health, social
    services or related field.
  • At
    least ten years of field-based experience managing large and complex
    development assistance programs for HIV/AIDS and health, especially in
    Sub-Saharan Africa and working with local governments, civil society and
  • Significant
    experience managing large scale USAID funded project(s) at a senior level,
    with at least five years working with USG-funded programs.
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of and familiarity with USAID policies, financial rules,
    regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated
    understanding and knowledge of the overall health and HIV/AIDS programs in
    the Uganda context, with knowledge of Karamoja as well as the
    socio-political economy, advocacy, health and education sectors.
  • Demonstrated
    team player with visionary leadership skills at various levels including
    host country institutions and international organizations.
  • Extensive
    experience in understanding the complexities of post-conflict health
    programming, gender issues, local development and health systems
    strengthening needs.
  • Proven
    experience building capacity of programs with local NGOs and government
    bodies in-country.
  • Significant
    experience in developing project work plans, budgets and managing the
    implementation, program staff and all short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency
    in English required.
NB: Ugandan
nationals encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should apply directly through Save the Children’s International
recruitment portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 19th January 2015
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