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Friday, June 12, 2009

TweetThis! Chief of Party, HIV/AIDS & TB - Uganda

Organization(s): Management Sciences for Health
Country/Region: Uganda
Apply by: 01 August 2009
Reference No:123
Please use company website to apply http://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/2728/

The Chief of Party, Uganda ("COP") will provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project involving HIV/AIDS & TB, and will ensure timely implementation and reporting of activities. The COP will liaise with other organizations in order to ensure coordination of this project with activities being undertaken by other partners. The COP will supervise all activities under the contract, and will have overall responsibility for the successful performance of the technical assistance team. S/he will provide strategic leadership and bear primary administrative responsibility for all administrative requirements to fulfill the performance objectives specified in this contract. S/he is the official representative of the contractor, and maintains communication between all relevant stakeholders.

1. Provide overall direction of all technical and administrative operations under the contract.
2. Function as the primary liaison between the USAID and other collaborating agencies on all administrative and financial matters related to the project.
3. Adapt, implement, and oversee an annual project planning cycle which formulates comprehensive annual contract work plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle, and assures timely disbursement of funds. Ensure integration of technical strategies with each other and with the overall operational strategy of the project.
4. Ensure that all work planning is completed effectively with counterparts and partner organizations.
5. Oversee the adaptation and implementation of management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the contract. Arrange for and oversee local financial staff that will be responsible for disbursing all local costs under this project, monitoring and tracking expenditures, and preparing financial reports of project expenditures for submission to USAID.
6. Ensure the integration, consistency, and high quality of the direct and subcontracted work under the project. Supervise the work and assess the performance of all long-term and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff.
7. Manage and supervise the project staff in the identification of all of the project's technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected outputs of the contract; develop suitable scopes of work; recruit consultants; and execute technical assistance contracts. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, meeting with supervisees on a regular basis to discuss issues, track work progress, provide guidance and support, and ensure consistent quality of work performed; conducting Performance Plan and Reviews; communicating, implementing and assuring adherence to MSH policies, guidelines and values; developing staff skills and knowledge; approving time sheets; and facilitating supervisee success whenever possible.
8. Together with the MSH/Cambridge Project Support Leader, maintain good working relationships with all partners and subcontractors to ensure that the project receives the full benefit from their specific areas of expertise.
9. Together with the Project Support Leader and the contracts and grants administration unit, supervise all institutional subcontracts executed under the prime contract.
10. Coordinate and identify with the project staff training needs and opportunities to support the project.
11. Other duties as required.

1. Minimum of a master's level education/ training in Health Sciences, demography, or a related field.
2. Extensive experience in the field of health in developing countries and managing a donor-funded project.
3. Experience with institutional strengthening of NGO administrative and financial systems, and oversight of grants program,
4. Significant previous experience in the implementation of HIV/AIDS, TB, and ART/ARV programs in the field preferred.
5. At least 5 years of experience working with public health programs in developing and transitioning countries.
6. Familiarity with community-based approaches for service delivery and procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
7. Fluency in English required.
8. Demonstrated skills and experience managing a program of similar magnitude and complexity.
9. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and experience as a trainer and/or advisor to organizations.
10. Excellent communication skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
11. Familiarity with and understanding of USAID administrative procedures.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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