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Chief of Party (COP)

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Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care
Location:  Addis Ababa
Career Level:  Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:  XXX

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Position Title: Chief of Party (COP)

Based in: Addis Ababa

Duration of contract: Contingent upon funding

Remuneration: As per the organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits

Application Deadline: September 27, 2021

Who we are?

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

Join us!

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.  We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.   We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.  We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

We are looking for a Chief of Party (COP) to lead the management, coordination, and reporting of all activities under an anticipated 5-year USAID funded project in Ethiopia. The project will work on public health emergency management (PHEM) in Ethiopia

The COP should have significant leadership, management, and demonstrated track record in successfully managing government, donor, and emergency management; a commitment to capacity building; and experience successfully conducting and implementing USAID-funded projects of similar size and scope. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that the activity produces the results specified in annual work plans, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The COP will act as the main point of contact with USAID and other stakeholders involved in program implementation. The COP will also ensure that the program is represented in national technical, policy, and planning forums with USAID and the Government of Ethiopia. This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Your contribution

  • Lead the implementation and monitoring of the USAID PHEM project
  • Oversee a management team in the main project office, as well as key teams across other regions in CDI.
  • Lead internal and external program planning, communication, and reporting with sub-partners.
  • Build relationships and capacity among partners.
  • Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with donors, implementing partners, and   government entities.
  • Serve as the focal point for engaging in dialogue with the Government of Ethiopia at both the national and regional levels, in conjunction with donors on key issues relevant to the PHEM project
  • Serve as the main point of contact/representative for the project to USAID.
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.

  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID requirements.

Job Requirements

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Business, International Development, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of progressively increased experience managing public health programs (preferably emergency responses) in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings, including Ethiopia (preferable).
  • Recognized expertise in public health emergency managements at community and facility levels.
  • Proven leadership experience galvanizing government support and buy-in and working collaboratively with high-level stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory capabilities in leading large teams and projects of similar scope, including financial and human resource management skills.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded activity management, policies, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with the National public health emergency management strategies, priorities, and approaches a plus.

What would get us excited?

  • The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative, and strategic thinker, and will have excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills; and proven ability to produce results.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, other USAID projects, international and local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience in building institutional, local technical, management, and leadership capacity.
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop, and manage staff.
  • Ability to manage all donor-required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grant management.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent management skills.

How to Apply

Are you intrigued? Apply!

By following our 3 steps application process:

1.  Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.

2.  Send your CV and application letter to recruitment@psiet.org clearly mark “Application for Chief of Party (COP) Position” in the subject line.

3.  Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.

Application deadline September 27, 2021. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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