Chief Of Party, Malaria in Abuja, Nigeria

at Abt Associates

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic direction and technical leadership to produce project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project;
  • Functions as the primary liaison between USAID, federal and state ministries of health,  and other partners and stakeholders;
  • Creates management systems in line with Abt standard operating procedures consistent with the needs of the project;
  • Designs and oversees an annual project cycle in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle;
  • Works with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans;
  • Directs and oversees planning and budgeting processes. Prepares quarterly and annual project activity reports as specified in the contract;
  • Monitors the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal control;
  • Supervises the work and assesses the performance of all long term and short term advisors, consultants and staff;
  • Clarifies roles, delegates responsibilities to senior staff, and clearly communicates expectations for staff contribution to project activities;
  • Manages and supervises project staff and partners in the identification of all the project’s technical assistance needs, development of suitable scopes of work, recruitment of consultants, and execution of technical assistance contracts;
  • Maintains productive working relationships with USAID, relevant federal and state ministries, project partners and key counterparts, and reports to the Portfolio Manager in Abt Associates’ home office.     
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