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New Job Opportunity at JHPIEGO Tanzania – Chief of Party (COP)

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AJIRA LEO
JHPIEGO

Overview
Jhpiego is an international non-profit health
organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than
46 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by
designing and implementing effective, iow-cost, hands-on solutions to
strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their
families.
By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday
practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health
care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jhpiego,
implement­ing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit the
following positions below, available for immediate filling…

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Chief of Party
Location TZ
Job ID 2021-4431
Experience (Years) 10
Category International Positions
Overview
Jhpiego
seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to provide vision, leadership and
direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and
financial integrity for an upcoming multi-year USAID malaria project in
Tanzania. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania
(GOT) to reduce the burden of malaria in pregnant women and children
under age five through quality improvements to malaria case management
and treatment of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) with a particular focus on
malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring, and monitoring of
drug-based interventions. The project will also promote use of
surveillance data to refine outbreak response and vector control
activities.

The COP will have the overall responsibility for
leadership and management and reporting of project activities. S/he will
be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short
timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity.
S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID on
routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective
organizational management and communication with the host country
government at all levels, and international partners and agencies.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Tanzania nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

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Responsibilities

  • Provide
    leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial
    integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals,
    objectives and targets
  • Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Tanzania, its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop
    and maintain strong working relationships with USAID, the Ministry of
    Health (MOH), the National Malaria Control Plan (NMCP), and other
    implementing partners, community partners and key stakeholders in
    Tanzania to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Represent
    Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to
    donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and
    presentations
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Collaborate with project team to build capacity within the requisite technical areas
  • Provide capacity building support (technical and organizational) to local and community partners
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, the MOH, and the project team
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor
  • Mentor,
    support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and
    align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to subcontractors and sub-grantees
  • Write and/or review project materials and publications
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations
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Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field;
  • Previous experience serving as COP/project director or DCOP or senior management level
  • 10+
    years’ experience successfully managing large, multi-year international
    health sector development projects that have implemented activities in
    malaria control and elimination; case management of malaria; health
    systems strengthening; large-scale iCCM implementation; and/or
    integrated health services management.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous
    experience working in, with intimate understanding of local health
    system and gaps and opportunities, and strong relationships with
    government agencies
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel
    and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet
    evolving project needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven
    ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional
    relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives
    from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including TEAMS and PowerBi
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

Preferred Qualifications

  • MD preferred

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Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee
benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation,
holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement
plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education
assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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