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USAID Program Chief of Party Job Vacancy

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is recruiting for a USAID health service delivery program in South Sudan.

Operating in the stable Central and Western Equatoria States of South Sudan, this large scale integrated program aims to improve service delivery of quality primary health care services and increase community access to these services.

Chief of Party (COP)
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Chief of Party (COP) will provide programmatic and technical leadership for USAID funded integrated service delivery program in South Sudan including mentorship of key staff. 

This includes directing program resources to ensure timely and cost-effective implementation of Program activities and maintaining collaborative partnerships with project NGO partners and multiple agency stakeholders.
The COP will be responsible for ensuring the project reporting requirements are met, and management of the donor relationship.

  • Provide programmatic leadership and strategic direction to an integrated primary health care program to increase the availability and use of PHC services in key areas.
  • Ensure technical and financial integrity of the Program and alignment of activities with Program goals, objectives and targets.
  • Ensure that the Program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the country, its people and donors.
  • Direct the planning, implementation and management of the Program, ensuring the Program’s administrative and financial integrity.
  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to the Program and its development.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and alliances with USAID, MOH and other key stakeholders in South Sudan to maximize resources and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Provide guidance, mentoring and oversight to Program staff and NGO partners in the areas of MNH, FP/RH, malaria, water and sanitation, community mobilization, health information systems, and alignment with GOSS strategies and systems.
  • Ensure interface with the Health Systems Strengthening Program (HSSP) led by Abt Associates and other USG funded health programming.
  • Represent the Program in all matters pertaining to the execution of Program-related activities.
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations.
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, MOH and Program team.
  • Ensure high-quality program implementation, consistent with South Sudan’s national health guidelines.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff, and align their efforts in concert with program goals.
  • Work collaboratively with Program team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities that function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of Program information among the Program team.
  • Develop and modify work plans, including budgets, with technical and financial staff
  • Ensure that resources for Program implementation are available.
  • Maintain productive and consistent communication with Program and technical staff
  • 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 Program implementation and to share Program successes, challenges and lessons learned.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations, including timely Program reporting.
  • Advanced degree in public health and/or clinical degree
  • 5+ years of experience leading and managing Africa-based international health development programs
  • 10+ years technical expertise combining health service delivery and broad competencies in HIV/AIDS prevention, malaria, and family planning
  • Strong leadership skills, as well as skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Proven track record managing a program team composed of several technical experts, program, finance and administrative staff
  • The ability to liaise with stakeholders including MOH officials at national, state, and county levels, USAID, NGOs, and other partners
For more information and to apply to this program please

South Sudanese applicants strongly encouraged to apply.

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