The Chief of Party oversees implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
2. S/he serves 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.
3. S/he adapts and implements management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement, ensuring sufficient financial staff for disbursing all local costs under this project, monitoring and tracking expenditures, and preparing financial reports of project expenditures for submission to USAID.
4. The Chief of Party collaborates with partners, donor, and stakeholder representatives, building and maintaining productive relationships.
5. S/he supervises direct reports with a particular focus on achievement of their key tasks and project deliverables.
6. S/he communicates, implements, and assures adherence to MSH and project policies, guidelines and values; develops staff skills and knowledge; and facilitates supervisee success and professional development whenever possible.
7. The Chief of Party serves as the primary liaison for communication with USAID/Nigeria, US Government representatives, partners, civil society organizations, appropriate officials from the Government of Nigeria and representatives from other donor and development agencies.
- A Masters’ degree in a relevant field (management, public health, international development) from an accredited college or university.
- Experience in public health in developing and/or transitional countries managing the operational and organizational aspects of similar health projects including staff supervision and oversight of operational procedures and policies; preference given to those with experience in Nigeria.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.
- A minimum of 10 years of project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development programs that increase uptake of evidence based interventions in malaria or MNCH.
- Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in malaria and two or more of the following areas: health service delivery, service quality improvement, malaria prevention, malaria treatment and diagnosis, behavior change communications, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication, cross-cultural, collaboration and negotiation skills are essential.
- Ability to delegate effectively
- Demonstrated ability to make timely effective decisions
- Willingness to travel within project areas as needed.
- Excellent written communication in English is required.