NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding.
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
PATH is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded integrated nutrition, agriculture, and WASH project in Zambia. The project will have a strong focus on integrated interventions to improve the nutritional status of children under five, increase dietary diversity in children 6-23 months, increase household incomes, and increase women’s empowerment. The COP should have significant leadership, management, and international development experience; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing government and private-sector relations, specifically in Zambia; a commitment to capacity-building; and experience successfully implementing integrated health interventions. The expected duration of the project is six years and it is expected that the position will be based in Lusaka. Availability of this position is contingent upon release of a solicitation by USAID and recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to PATH and final USAID approval of the candidate.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Oversee the design and implementation of an integrated nutrition, agriculture, and WASH program, which includes public- and private-sector engagement.
- Lead and provide expertise in developing and executing sustainable, integrated practices.
- Facilitate senior-level dialogue with all levels of government, including working at the district and community level.
- Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
- Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with subrecipients.
- Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds in order to successfully co-create and support sustainable integrated design.
- Develop business plan outlining financial sustainability of the initiative.
- Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring of payments.
- Work closely with PATH Headquarters to ensure high-quality periodic reporting.
- Serve as main representative of the project to USAID.