USAID Project Jobs – Chief of Party at PATH International

Title:    Chief
of Party
Organisation: Program
for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
Project Name: USAID Advocacy
for Better Health Program
Tracking Code: 6863
About US:
Program for
Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) is an international organization that
drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially
among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five
platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service
innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public
health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around
the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily
in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver
measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About USAID Project:
Advocacy for
Better Health Program in Uganda is a United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) funded program whose aim is to contribute to improvements
in the quality, availability and accessibility of health and social services by
increasing citizens’ knowledge and voice; increasing community participation in
health service delivery planning and improvements; and fostering cooperation
among civil society actors on issues of common benefit in order to strengthen
the sector over the long term.

Job Summary:  The Chief of Party will be take the overall
lead of the USAID Advocacy for Better Health Project and provide oversight of
all technical, program, and financial management, serves as the liaison with
USAID, and host country government agencies including local governments,
development partners, and civil society organizations including community based
organizations to provide day-to-day technical and managerial guidance. The COP
has the overall responsibility to meet the Project’s strategic objectives, to
supervise all the activities undertaken by PATH and its subcontractors in the
name of the project, and to provide direction to both technical and administrative
aspects of the Project. The COP will actively promote, articulate, and ensure a
common program vision and strategy among the partner and local organizations.
S/he will be responsible for the development and timely implementation of
integrated workplans, reports, and project and staff performance monitoring and
will work closely with senior Project staff members on project and subproject
management and administration to meet project responsibilities in accordance
with USAID regulations, provide day-to-day technical advice, and routine
troubleshooting and assistance to meet PATH’s, Government’s and USAID’s
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provides strategic direction of all project
activities. Develops and updates the project strategic plan, ensuring that
programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent
with USAID priorities.
Ensures that project performance objectives and
mandates are implemented in a timely fashion and meet the highest quality
Serves as the senior representative for the Project
to USAID, Path, host country government agencies, development partners, and
civil society organizations. Cultivates and strengthens positive, productive
relationships and ensures that PATH is consistently viewed as an effective
implementing partner achieving project targets.
Works closely with other members of the leadership
team, seeks to leverage non-USAID funds (such as multinational corporations and
foundations) to support expanded program activities.
Directly supervises senior Project staff members
such as the Deputy Chief of Party/Advocacy and Partnership Specialist, Monitoring
& Evaluation Specialist and Capacity Development Specialist.
Ensures systems are established to measure
accomplishments, track work in progress and use of project resources, and
evaluate impact of services provided by implementing partners.
Works closely with Project staff, and with
implementing agencies and their respective long-term advisors, to design and
operationalize an annual project planning cycle, which formulates
comprehensive, integrated annual project workplans and budgets.
Works collaboratively with the Finance and Grants
Manager, establish and maintain the ongoing financial and grants operations,
ensuring compliance with PATH’s policy and USAID grant provisions. Conduct
monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as
the accurate and timely reporting of finance deliverables.
Works in liaison with Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist to provide leadership and direction to M&E strategies,
frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance and results.
Manages a periodic implementation review process to
monitor progress and to identify specific actions that may be needed to achieve
expected results.
Manages and coordinates activities of sub-grantees
and other partners to create synergy and ensure that project responsibilities
are carried out in accordance with donor regulations.
Selects, hires, and supervises staff; assigns roles
and responsibilities, manages performance in consultation with HR.
Works closely with the PATH Contracts Officer,
contract with and manage local individuals/organizations for identified tasks
according to donor and PATH procedures. Negotiate consultancy agreements and
develop capacity of local partners in mandated program areas.
Ensure that appropriate security guidelines and
procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly, and adhered to by
staff. Monitor the security situation and provide leadership for staff in
Reports to PATH’s Country Director and collaborates
closely with Headquarters financial, technical, and operations officers by
providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the project progress.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the USAID Chief of Party Job
should have at least ten years of related experience in development, working
with local governments, civil society and communities
At least five years’ experience managing
USAID-funded health programming, especially with a focus on capacity building,
advocacy, community mobilization, behavior change, and/or health systems
strengthening at COP level, experience interacting with host country government
agencies including local governments, development partners, and civil society
organizations including community based organizations
Significant experience in developing program
work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical
assistance, past experience of working with USG supported projects and
knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
Excellent interpersonal skills and organizational
Highly skilled in coaching, mentoring and
capacity-building of team members and partners.
Demonstrated ability to work with and manage a
diverse international team and proven record of excellent management,
leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to develop and monitor project
Comprehensive knowledge of USAID financial
management and reporting requirements is highly desirable.
Excellent representational and communication skills,
written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one
or more local languages.
Computer literacy i.e. knowledge of Microsoft
software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Demonstrated team player with visionary leadership.
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
NB: The applicant must be legally
authorized to work in Uganda.
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who desire to join PATH in the aforementioned capacity should apply
online by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 4th September 2015.
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