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New Job Vacancy at Global Communities Tanzania – Chief of Party

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Chief of Party
Tanzania Regional Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity
Global Communities
Location: To be determined , Tanzania
Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of early or mid-2023.



Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance,
sustainable development, and financial inclusion to save lives, advance
equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the
forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering
with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector
to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable
global community. We work with government, non-government, private
sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster
accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices
heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.

Communities is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for the
anticipated USAID will strengthen the health and food market systems
that promote adoption of optimal nutrition-related behaviors across a
range of stakeholders in targeted regions in Tanzania. This purpose will
be achieved by a) increasing the coverage of quality nutrition services
at health facilities and community; b) improving consumption of safe,
nutritious foods; and c) increasing capacity of councils to utilize
data, plan, budget, and deliver quality nutrition services.

COP will lead and oversee the overall implementation of the program,
including the strategic vision, technical strategy, financial and
operational leadership, and human resources. We are looking for
passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we
envision: one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to
resilience and all people thrive.


  • The
    COP is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision, technical
    quality and direction, partner relations and commitments, and timely
    achievement of all project deliverables.
  • The COP provides an
    integrated vision for the program and will manage a team of senior staff
    to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and
    activities generated under the project.
  • S/he will utilize the principles of adaptive management to maximize impact and facilitate innovation.
  • Finally,
    the COP will be responsible for communications with USAID, for publicly
    representing the project, and for liaising with government and other
    institutions/stakeholders on project activities.

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Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • With
    adaptivity and agility, provide an integrated vision and handle overall
    management of the program across sectors, including program leadership,
    staff and partner oversight, monitoring and evaluation, and program
  • Provide strategic leadership through vision,
    continuous improvement of quality, innovation and establishing a
    results-driven-management system.
  • Mentor senior technical staff
    to develop and implement standard operating guidelines, quality
    assurance and control systems, milestones, successful startup, and
    efficient technical service delivery mechanisms.
  • Oversee
    partners’ and sub-grantees’ performance by establishing accountability
    mechanisms in program, finance, commodity, and data quality management.
  • Develop systems to identify operational risks and their management and to reduce risks in project implementation.
  • Establish
    a culture of learning and evidence-based decision-making through
    systematic inquiry, analysis, and data-driven quality improvement /
  • Work closely with MEL Director to integrate
    Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation approaches and activities into
    the project workplan, project management system, partnerships, and into
    job descriptions and individual performance goals.
  • Design and/or
    facilitate effective mechanisms for learning including joint program
    reviews, after-action reviews, pause-and-reflect sessions, documentation
    and dissemination, knowledge exchange, mentorship, and accompaniment to
    facilitate knowledge uptake and applied learning
  • Assure good
    financial management of the project (e.g., budget execution,
    program-finance linkages, monitoring and reporting processes and
    procurement systems) and adhere to GC and USAID financial policies and
  • Oversee total compliance to GC and USG regulations in all aspects of program implementation.
  • Acts
    as primary point of contact with USAID, government counterparts, and
    other critical in-country stakeholders; build and maintain strong
    working relations with key internal and external stakeholders,
    beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and partners.
  • Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Lead
    regular work plan, budget, and implementation reviews to facilitate the
    cost-effective and timely achievement of contract deliverables.
  • Oversee
    the production and submission of timely, high-quality activity reports,
    financial reports, and oral presentations to USAID and other relevant
    parties, effectively and accurately communicating project progress,
    achievements, challenges, lessons learned, and utilization of funds.
  • Lead
    in managing human resources through recruitment, mentoring, setting
    performance objectives, rewarding, and training project team members.
  • Lead
    efforts to collaborate and coordinate with other Tanzania projects
    across relevant sectors, other donor, and non-governmental organization
    (NGO)-sponsored activities; foster good working relationships with other
    agencies working on similar or complementary projects, maximizing
    visibility and learning.

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  • Master’s
    degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to international
    development, public administration, public health, nutrition, life
    sciences, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience
    managing multi-sectoral projects with increasing responsibilities and
    duties in a field related to nutrition; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in
    a discipline related to international development, public
    administration, public health, nutrition, life sciences, or related
    field with a minimum of 12 years of experience managing multi-sectoral
    projects with increasing responsibilities and duties in a field related
    to nutrition.
  • Ten years professional experience, with
    progressively increasing responsibilities and duties in fields related
    to the successful implementation of multi-sectoral nutrition projects
    (e.g., health systems strengthening, primary health care, nutrition,
    food systems, local governance, and capacity building, Collaboration,
    Learning and Adaptation (CLA), and/or social and behavior change) is
  • At least five (5) years of experience as Chief of
    Party, senior management position, or equivalent, leading implementation
    of large multisectoral international donor programs particularly
    related to nutrition or health systems.
  • Graduate degree in a related field of study (e.g., public health, medicine, nutrition) is required.
  • Experience in Africa required, with preference for recent work in Tanzania.
  • Experience with organizational capacity development and strengthening systems.
  • USAID contract management experience required.
  • International NGO or for-profit contractor experience required.
  • Strong
    management, leadership, and governance skills within public sector,
    civil society organizations, NGOs, or multi-sector bodies to achieve
    sustainable outcomes, especially in developing countries.
  • Ability
    to develop effective working relationships with government officials,
    civil society organizations, private sector actors, implementing
    partners, international donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Strong commitment to and proven track record of using evidence and performance data to improve quality and impact of programs
  • Proven
    ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the
    ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams is required.
  • Fluency (verbal and written) in English required, Swahili preferred.
  • Global
    Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all
    sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that
    respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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