Myanmar: Chief of Party

Organization: University Research Co.
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 22 Mar 2017

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Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for overall program management, including providing leadership to ensure that the program meets its goals and objectives, and identifying and mitigating program risks. The COP will serve as the principal representative of the program to USAID, partners, and other stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall strategic and managerial leadership of the project in collaboration with all of the major stakeholders;
  • Represent and coordinate with all sub-cooperating organizations and be the point of contact for all purposes of this project;
  • Provide oversight over technical, financial, contractual, and administrative operations, including the grants under contract;
  • Monitoring the program performance in achieving project goals and objectives;
  • Ensure project compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and AIDAR, USAID Policies and USAID/Burma mission orders and Implementing Partner’s notices;
  • Conduct due diligence to ensure that USG funds are not diverted from their development purpose outlined in the contract and are not vulnerable to corruption, extortion or otherwise benefitting malign groups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a relevant field such as public health, public administration, business administration;
  • At least 10 years of experience in working in health system strengthening, health financing and governance, maternal and child, reproductive health, and family planning projects, as well as proven leadership and management skills experience to effectively and efficiently implement a project;
  • Demonstrated ability to advise host country officials at the ministerial level, and create and maintain effective working relationships with international and local stakeholders, NGOs, local partners, and U.S. Government agencies
  • Experience and skills in financial management and performance monitoring are desirable;
  • Fluent in English and demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and representation skills;
  • Experience in Myanmar, or the South East Asia region is desirable;
  • Knowledge of Burmese is desirable, but not required.

How to apply:

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

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