USAID Project Jobs – Chief of Party

Job Title:     Chief of Party
Organization: People
Performance Group (Non-profit Organisation)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Performance Group is an HR consultancy company which would like to recruit for
a valuable client, a not-for-profit child health and development organisation
providing child-focused and family-centered HIV/AIDS prevention, care and
treatment services, health professional training and clinical research in
Job Summary: The Chief of
Party will provide management of and oversight for all the USAID project’s activities
and staff in the organisation’s effort to address the proposed project in
Uganda. The Chief of Party will report directly to the designated USAID
Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) and coordinate closely with the
organisation’s central and regional staff. The organisation is looking for
someone with ample technical and managerial skills and experience, as well as a
keen sense of team dynamics and collaborative efforts. This person will already
have a deep understanding of the overall health situation in Uganda, the priorities
of the Ministry of Health, and the goals and objectives of this project. S/he
will also possess experience coordinating with national and local government
agencies, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and other
international development groups.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Manage and supervise the work of all project staff,
including subcontractors and grantees, to ensure timely completion of quality
activities aligned with the project work plan and targets
Work closely with the rest of the senior staff team
to provide programmatic leadership and oversee strategic planning, budgeting,
implementation, evaluation, and reporting of activities in support of the
program goals and objectives, including identifying and advancing program
priorities and relevant technical interventions
Act as primary representative for the project in
technical discussions with national counterparts and participate in relevant
advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, the
Ministry of Health, and other relevant local stakeholders
Act as a key representative for the organization in
both public and professional engagements, such as meetings, conferences, and
Work closely with the rest of the key staff to make
necessary modifications to technical workplans and the project budget
throughout the course of the project
Work in liaison with other donors and implementing
partners in Uganda to ensure coordination of activities nation-wide
Liaise with COPs from other the organization
projects to ensure coordination of activities
Actively promote consistent quality assurance
oversight for all program systems and activities; ensure that all project
activities are aligned with USAID rules and regulations, as well as the organization’s
policies and standard operating procedures
Lead the team in preparing briefing papers, reports,
and recommendations for the project
Identify potential issues and risks related to
program implementation and then define and carry out a risk mitigation plan and
make recommendations for program changes
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences, or an equivalent field;
At least ten years of progressively increasing
responsibility in managing large comprehensive and complex international
development assistance HIV/AIDS and health programs in sub-Saharan Africa;
High level of interpersonal, technical, and
analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and
collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts
and other key stakeholders;
Excellent organizational, analytical and oral and
written communication skills in English;
Excellent skills and experience in collaborative
working relationships with senior level government leadership;
Significant experience in an advisory role designing
and/or instituting policy reforms at national, local, and community
governmental levels in Uganda
Prior experience working on US government programs
will be considered an asset.
Fluency in English
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their CVs and cover
letters with three professional referees to the address or e-mail below. All
applications shall be marked with the position title you are applying for.
Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante
Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405,
Kampala, Uganda
NB: Attachments may not be more than 2 MB. While we
thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will
be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
Ugandans and Non-Ugandans are all welcome to
Deadline: 13th December 2015 by 5:00 Pm
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