Chief Of Party in Abuja, Nigeria

Program Development
Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

MSH believes health is a human right, realized progressively through access to health care for all and healthy living conditions. Healthy people and communities contribute to economic vitality and political stability.MSH’s values inform our daily work and include integrity, excellence, vitality, collaboration, and empowerment

MSH seeks candidates for the position of Chief of Party for a potential maternal, newborn and child health and family planning/reproductive health project in northern Nigeria.


The Chief of Party leads and manages the MSH project. S/he is accountable for project deliverables and results, and has full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including

(1) vision and technical strategy;

(2) project management;

(3) documentation and communication;

(4) client(s) and stakeholder(s) relationships; and

(5) coordination and synergy with other MSH projects, and collaboration with MSH Country

Representative and the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU).  

The Chief of Party is responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID.



Master’s degree in management, public health, international development or related field.

A minimum of 10 years of senior-level experience in international development projects, including 5 years of previous experience as a Chief of Party.

Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of similar-sized international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting, and preferably must have experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.

Strong communication skill to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.

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.

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