Chief of Party at Jhpiego

The Sauti Program is a USAID-funded initiative to impr.ove the health of all Tanzanians through a sustained reduction in new
HIV infections in support of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. Sauti uses vulnerability-tailored
evidence-based interventions to bring high-quality HIV prevention, HIV adherence support, and family planning promotion and
service delivery to key and vulnerable populations (KVPs) in selected regions of mainland Tanzania.
The Sauti program has an opening for Chief of Party for immediate filling.
REPORT TO: Country Director
LOCATION: Tanzania
SUMMARY SCOPE OF WORK
The Chief of Party (COP) provides vision and leadership to ens1:1re the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity
of the 5-year, $73 million, USAID!f anzania-funded Sauti Project implemented by Jhpiego with partners EngenderHealth, Pact
and NIMR/Mwanza. The ideal candidate will have 8+ yea~ of experience as a COP for large USAID-funded programs, and
technical expertise in a combination of HIV prevention, care and treatment for key populations and adolescents.
The Sauti Project supports the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, ~lderly 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 implementatiqn 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. S/he 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 au 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.
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• Ensures tne quamy ana sustarnaomty or mterventrons rn 1e1,;11nrca1 areas sucr1 iiS HIV tesung ana counseung, un 1u
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 h_udgets
' • 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
Required Qualifications:
• Advanced clinical degree and/or Master's degree in public health or a related field
• Demonstrated ability to manage large (funding range between $30-75M) USG-supported public health projects and
budgets.
• Has 1 O+ years of professional, progressively more responsible, management experience in international public health
programs
• Has 8+ years of COP experience
• Experience managing a multi-partner consortium (both international and local NGOs)
• Experience developing successful, replicable and 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 travel in Tanzania and internationally
• Fluent in written and spoken English, Swahili language skills are a "plus"
• 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
• A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning
among host country partners and counterparts
All applications should be submitted through www.jobs-jhpiego.icims.com. The closing date for applications is after two
weeks from first appearance of this Advert.
CAUTION TO APPLICANTS:
There have been some bogus adverts online that require candidates to apply through some email addresses of public
domains e.g. Yahoo, gmail, Hotmail etc. Please ignore any of those adverts. We also don't charge any application fee nor
solicit any meetings; if shortlisted you will get an official call to come to our office. If you suspect any wrong doing kindly write
to the Director of Human Resources Mashaka.Nyenza@fhplego.org
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