Uganda: Chief of Party- Ugandan Nationals

Organization: RTI International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

RTI International’s Global Health Division is currently accepting applications for qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening opportunity in Uganda. RTI anticipates the opportunity will focus on improving leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors, increasing availability and improving management of key health systems resources, and strengthening community systems for quality health services.

The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall performance and results of the project, including management and oversight of the program’s technical, operational, and administrative staff. This position will also provide strategic leadership and vision to the RTI-led team; provide technical and managerial direction for the successful implementation of the project; and serve as RTI’s key liaison to USAID, host government counterparts, local organizations, other stakeholders and program partners. The position will be based with RTI in Kampala and local travel will be required. Position is contingent upon award and funding.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall performance and results of the project, including management and oversight of the program’s technical, operational, and administrative staff.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and communicate regularly with USAID to ensure that the Mission is up-to-date on the status of activities and aware of any issues.

  • Be the primary project liaison for Ugandan counterparts, stakeholders, and other donors.

  • Ensure quality control and overall responsiveness of all assistance under the contract, whether provided by long- or short-term personnel, subcontractors, or grantees.

  • Provide strategic leadership and vision to the RTI-led team. Provide technical and managerial direction for the successful implementation of the project.

  • Serve as RTI’s key liaison to USAID, host government counterparts, local organizations, other stakeholders and program partners. Represent the project on behalf of RTI in national, regional, and global meetings (as appropriate).

  • Interface regularly with USAID on management and decision-making. Ensure that the project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated.

  • Develop and implement annual program work and performance milestone plans and negotiates an agreement of those plans with USAID and other partner organizations.

  • Ensure coordination and collaboration with other USAID implementing agencies and public-sector programs, as appropriate.

  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of all program technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines.

  • Responsible for oversight and direction to all long- and short-term personnel hired by the project.

  • Directly supervise senior technical and administrative staff members.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in public health, health systems management, International development, health policy, or an advanced degree in a related field.

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience managing and leading technical and administrative teams for complex health projects in developing countries, preferably in Uganda or the region.

  • At least 6 years of experience managing USAID projects.

  • Previous experience working as a COP for USAID preferably or USG-funded project is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated success in complex health program management including experience in the followings:

  • Strengthening leadership and management capacities of national and subnational actors

  • Improving transparency and accountability

  • Improving Health delivery services and client relationship management

  • Developing program work plans and developing program budgets

  • Managing program implementation, and fielding and managing short term technical assistance for donor-funded programs (preferably USAID-funded programs).

  • Senior-level expertise in any of the following technical areas: HIV/AIDS; MCH; domestic Health Finance (Horn of Africa region); Health Systems Strengthening.

  • Additional technical expertise and experience within one or more of the following systems strengthening sub-areas: health financing, health governance, human resources for health, health information systems, and/or health service delivery.

  • Proven capacity to effectively manage staff and project funds.

  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with counterparts and partners, at all levels.

  • Ability to develop and lead towards a common vision among partners and multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Excellent capacity for leadership, management, thinking outside the box, communication, and organizational skills (attention to detail is required); flexibility and capacity to multi-task.

  • Ugandan citizens/nationals are encouraged to apply.

  • Proficiency in English is required; knowledge of other local languages is preferred. TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates that are invited to apply. Please submit your CVs to: recruitGH@rti.org,

please indicate in the subject line: COP-Uganda+ your name.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates that are invited to apply. Please submit your CVs to: recruitGH@rti.org, please indicate in the subject line: COP-Uganda+ your name.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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