Chief of Party

  • MSH
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Feb 22, 2024
Full Time NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID/Ethiopia-funded Health Financing Program follow-on to the current Health Financing Improvement Program. The purpose of this activity is to support the Ethiopian government in its efforts to further strengthen and institutionalize health financing reforms and initiatives that support universal health coverage of quality primary health care (PHC) services for all Ethiopian citizens with reduced financial barriers. The specific objectives of the current Activity include (1) Increased domestic resource mobilization for enhanced provision of quality PHC services; (2) Streamlined risk-sharing/insurance mechanisms for wider access to PHC services with reduced financial barriers; (3) Facilitated strategic purchasing of health services from public and private health providers; and (4) Improved governance, management, and evidence generation for health care financing reforms and health facilities.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities - including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development - that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Project Results:

  • Oversee implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serve as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

2.     Technical Strategy and Vision:

  • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy, MERL plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.

3.     Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources. 
  • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

4.     Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Identify and keep track of new business opportunities, communicating them to the relevant internal MSH stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MPH, MBA or master's level degree in related field.
  • 12+ years of progressively responsible, related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in health financing technical areas and of the health financing systems in Ethiopia.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities. 
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CAs, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic is required.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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