Chief of Party at Chemonics

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    Chief of Party

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 10 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp , Project Management&nbsp

    Responsibilities:

    • Applying market systems thinking as a more sustainable way to engage, support, and increase the role of the private sector in the delivery of FP and other healthcare
    • Catalyse engagements with local and international private-sector actors, civil society, social entrepreneurs, governments, development agencies, and host-country governments to develop a common vision for priority health problems, co-design local solutions, build the resilience of local partner institutions, and build health market systems that can respond to future challenges
    • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening
    • Establish and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with the Government of Nigeria, USAID/Nigeria, along with relevant in-country stakeholders; serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and as the principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships
    • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening
    • Provide coaching and mentoring support to implementation partners for market facilitation activities
    • Support the projects transition of activities to local partners by fostering and facilitating a learning and communicative environment

    Supportive Management

    • Provide overall leadership, management, and strategic technical direction of the program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors
    • Responsible for overall quality control and maintaining a focus on achieving results
    • Represent the project at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities and actions, including implementation status
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the FHM Engage core teams and activities as well as the other FHM Engage country programs
    • Act as primary liaison with the Chemonics Washington D.C. office in technical and managerial matters
    • Fully engage as a member of the Chemonics staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other Chemonics events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed
    • Recruit and manage an in-country team that has the correct technical skill mix and work style to achieve activities objectives
    • This includes long-term staff as well as short-term consultants
    • Contribute to the continued evolution of a positive and collaborative team culture that affirms diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Supervise, coach and support professional development of project technical and administrative staff, ensuring staff are successfully managing project activities and operations
    • In cases when performance issues arise, take immediate action in accordance with Chemonics policies and procedures to address and resolve the issues
    • Inform the FHM Engage Project Director of all programmatic developments, staffing issues, and any challenges that may arise during implementation
    • Ensure that activity work plans are developed and completed in a timely fashion and within budget
    • Ensure that activity reporting is done in a comprehensive and timely manner
    • Proactively use monitoring and evaluation data to adjust programmatic approach and strategies, modify work plans and implementation activities as needed, to ensure the program remains on schedule and meets results
    • Identify cost share opportunities and oversee implementation of cost share manual, including tracking and reporting
    • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and Chemonics policies and systems
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in public health, social work, management, organization development or related field.
    • At least 10 years of professional experience in managing global health or related projects including developing and implementing work plans, controlling budgets, and managing a diverse team of local and international staff
    • Demonstrated leadership experience on a USAID-funded project required, preferably as chief of party/project director or deputy chief of party
    • Proven capacity acting in a high-level representative role and working with different stakeholders, including US and local government officials, and private sector actors
    • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a multiple partner consortium, including host governments at different levels; experience mentoring staff and working with international and national consultants and staff
    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, integrity, and creativity.
    • Excellent administrative, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Chemonics International on chemonics.com to apply

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