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Chief of Party, OVC Program in Uganda

Position Summary: The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall coordination and management of a large USAID/PEPFAR program serving orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The COP will be responsible for: meeting the project's objectives; managing program staff; maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners; donor reporting and management of funds to ensure high-quality delivery of services to OVCs and their caretakers. The COP will manage and provide technical support in OVC, HIV, and livelihoods programming and coordinate with relevant stakeholders including the Government of Uganda and relevant ministries, the donor, and local partners.
Note: This position is for inclusion in an upcoming proposal submission and is contingent on award of funding.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure high-quality programming through technical guidance and support that is
grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality
and reporting requirements;

Planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans, etc.;
Act as liaison to donor and government;
Directly supervise the necessary technical, financial, grants and contracts and M&E staff;
Guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and
approve annual budgets and quarterly reports;
Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations.
Experience in a management role for a complex or national program involving
multiple actors;
A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a
high profile, fast paced environment;
Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;
Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully
execute a large-scale program;
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to manage local staff;
Practical knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for
managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree preferred in public health, management or related field.
CPA or accounting experience highly preferred.
Ten years of relevant experience managing large donor-funded, child-focused programs
Seven to ten years in a management position whose responsibilities include
supervising senior staff
Prior knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded health programs; PEPFAR
and Global Fund experience preferred
Demonstrated experience with large grant-making programs and working with local
partner organizations
Extensive knowledge of OVC, HIV and Health issues in Africa; Uganda-specific
knowledge preferred
Fluency in English required.
How to apply
Please apply online at
Reference Code: RW_8AZRNL-1

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