Chief of Party

  • Senior level
  • Togo
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Applications have closed

Chief of Party

Posted Date 7 hours ago(3/17/2023 6:15 AM)
Job ID2023-5030
CategoryInternational Positions
Employment StatusFull-Time


Jhpiego seeks a Chief of Party to provide technical leadership, management and administrative oversight, and overall coordination and successful implementation of an upcoming USAID-funded multi-country family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) project in West Africa.  The $40 million project aims to increase access to and uptake of FP services.  The project will operate over a 5-year period.


The Chief of Party will have the overall responsibility for leadership, management, and achievement of project activities. The Chief of Party will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity. The Chief of Party will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID and USAID missions, Ministries of Health, and other stakeholders. They will manage staff and ensure effective partnerships across multiple stakeholder groups and multiple countries. The Chief of Party will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with host country governments and key stakeholders at all levels, including international, regional, and national entities.


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


  • 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 the project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of countries, its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the USAID Missions, Ministries of Health, local and regional organizations, private sector partners and other key stakeholders across all project countries 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 in the health systems strengthening areas of data use for decision-making, adaptive management, scale up and replication of activities 
  • Lead the work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, Ministries of Health, Ministry of Health, key stakeholders, 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

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health or a related field
  • 10+ years’ experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in FP/RH, especially with youth and women in underserved areas. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing project funds/budget of minimum $8M.
  • Substantive management or technical assistance experience across multiple countries, preferably in West Africa 
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous experience working in West Africa with intimate understanding of local health system and gaps and opportunities in FP/RH, gender equity and women’s empowerment, and youth
  • 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, individual missions, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs and CSOs
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • 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 French and English required
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience successfully managing multi-country and multi-partner health sector development projects 

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