USAID RHITES Project Jobs – Chief of Party at PATH

Job Title:     Chief of Party, RHITES
Organisation: PATH
Project Name: Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Tracking Code: 7050
About US:
PATH is an
international non-profit 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.
PATH seeks to
implement the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES) an
anticipated USAID-funded integrated health services project in East-Central
Uganda. The project will work to strengthen health systems, improve quality of
HIV/AIDS, maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH), nutrition, malaria, and
tuberculosis services, and increase utilization of such services.
Job Summary:  The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall
technical and management leadership to the design and implementation of the
project, leading a team comprised of other senior-level staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for the strategic direction, overall
planning, implementation, and management of the project, as well as the
achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and
cost-effective manner.
Oversee the planning of all project activities and
set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards,
best practices, and donor guidelines.
Serve as the project’s primary liaison between
USAID/Uganda and all other counterparts, implementing partners, and Government
of Uganda officials involved with the project.
Ensure project activities adhere to USAID and
country office management policies and practices.
Oversee/manage partnerships and ensure strong lines
of communication and collaboration are established and maintained.
The incumbent will mentor and supervise a team of
senior technical, financial, and program management staff for the project and ensure
that they are successfully managing project activities and achieving
Facilitate strong communication and coordination
with and between all team members, and with relevant staff in HQ and country
Ensure financial and grants management compliance
with PATH and USAID rules and regulations.
Manage the annual project work planning and periodic
Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission
of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other
reports required by USAID.
Share project results and experiences at local,
regional and international forums to contribute to the evidence base for
integrated programs.
Actively promote sustainability of project
activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity
building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing
partners and community-based organizations.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the COP vacancy must hold a Master’s
Degree or similar degree with fifteen years of program management experience,
preferably in integrated health service delivery and HIV/AIDS, TB and/or
malaria including:
Five years of management experience and the direct
supervision of professional and support staff for international development
programs; or
A minimum of five years of Chief of Party experience
on a USAID funded health project.
Breadth in management expertise and experience, a
solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional
relationships to fulfill the requirements of the position.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to lead and manage technical teams
and multi-partner collaborative projects.
Demonstrated ability to work with USAID, implementing
partners, institutions at the national and regional level, local
nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations and
Proven skills in the financial management of USAID
funded multi-million dollar health programs.
Good mentoring and coaching skills.
Ability to work independently with initiative to
manage high volume work flow.
Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS management
Demonstrated understanding of how gender dynamics
influence programming.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft
Office Suite or comparable professional software package—specific competence in
the use of word processing, presentation, email and calendaring software
Ability to travel up to 30 percent in-country;
limited international travel expected.
Successful experience working with the Government of
Uganda is essential.
Familiarity with and experience working in Uganda,
especially East/Central region.
Fluency in English required.
NB: The applicant must be legally authorized to work in
How 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. Please
submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this
position and how you meet the requirements. Application materials must be
submitted in English Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Uganda
to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter.

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