Chief of Party - Sauti Project, Tanzania


Position Overview:
Chief of Party (COP) provides vision and leadership to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the 5-year, $73 million, USAID/Tanzania-funded Sauti Project implemented by Jhpiego with partners EngenderHealth, Pact and NIMR/Mwanza.
The Sauti Project supports the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), and civil society organizations to operationalize state of the art high quality biomedical, behavioral and structural interventions for key and vulnerable populations including female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24. The project works at the community level to improve access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and family planning (FP) services and to address gender norms and prevent gender-based violence (GBV).
The Chief of Party guides the strategic planning, design and implementation of the project and is responsible for achieving the planned results set out for the program. S/he serves as the primary point of contact for USAID, MoHCDGEC, stakeholders and partners to ensure the program is rooted within national HIV prevention and FP priorities, and leads the Sauti Technical Advisory Group – an advisory board of national and international leaders in key and vulnerable populations. The Chief of Party oversees multiple public-private partnerships that ad value and cost-share to the program. The Chief of Party ensures timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, and is responsible for all project deliverables. The Chief of Party oversees a large team of highly qualified staff working in 11 regions of Tanzania.
Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the program to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensures the program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the country/region its people and donors
  • Ensures that Sauti Technical Advisory Group meets on a regular basis to provide technical guidance and feedback to the program
  • Ensures compliance with the program agreement results and cost-share requirements
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships and alliances with USAID, various Government of Tanzania ministries as well as implementing partners, civil society organizations, private sector partners and other key stakeholders
  • Represents Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to USAID, MOHCDGEC, and key stakeholders in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, presentations, and information circles
  • Oversees and develops new public private partnerships to advance the project’s strategic goals.
  • Provides technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
  • Ensures the quality and sustainability of interventions in technical areas such as HIV testing and counseling, linkages to care and treatment, behavioral interventions, structural interventions, family planning, integration, gender equity and capacity building
  • Oversees Sauti’s research agenda
  • Advises counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
  • Leads the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, MOHCDGEC, project team and project partners
  • Motivates, mentors, supports, supervises and manages a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results – including up to 8 direct reports and more than 150 indirect reports.
  • Provides guidance, in collaboration with key staff specialists, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinate activities with other agencies
  • Writes and/or reviews technical components of materials and publications related to the program and its development
  • Ensures resources for program implementation are available
  • Works with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Works with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
  • Works closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensures compliance with USG and Jhpiego operational policies and regulations
Qualifications:
  • Advanced clinical degree and/or Master’s degree in public health or a related field
  • 8+ years’ experience as Chief of Party of large USAID funded programs with multi-partner consortium (both international and local NGOs)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large (funding range between $30-75M) USG-supported public health projects and budgets
  • Technical expertise in a combination of HIV prevention, care and treatment for key populations and adolescents
  • 10+ years of professional, progressively more responsible, management experience in international public health programs
  • Experience developing successful, replicable projects in East Africa
  • Experience designing and managing complex HIV/AIDS, prevention, care and treatment programs, particularly those focusing on key and vulnerable populations
  • Experience integrating FP and TB into HIV, MCH or other health programs
  • Experience integrating gender equities and norms into programs
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management including leading annual workplans, incorporating national Technical Working Groups directives, and collaborating on local action plans
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers
  • Experience designing and supervising activities with a facility/community interface. Has experience building the capacity of community based organizations to implement project activities
  • Understanding of USG donor’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements, and health strategic framework
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence. Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Capacity for analyzing technical problems and issues that impede efforts to provide improved health care to populations; developing technical solutions to these problems/issues and assisting in the design of operational research that could yield appropriate solutions
  • Team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts
  • Ability to travel in Tanzania and internationally
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Swahili language skills are a “plus”
Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is an international non-profit health organization dedicated to improving the health of women and families in developing countries.
For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.
Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.
Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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