NOTE: Position is contingent upon contract award to PATH.
PATH is currently seeking a qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming five-year USAID-funded “Supporting the Electronic Information Systems in Ethiopia to Improve Health Outcomes” program. The project’s goal is to provide technical assistance and other services for the implementation of the Electronic Health Information Systems (eHIS) Activity to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) to improve the quality of health service and create a sustainable health care system through use of data for decision making and for providing similar services and deliverables to other countries in Africa or to respond to a crisis in Ethiopia.
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.
The COP will be responsible for contract leadership and implementation. The COP will represent PATH and provide leadership to project partners, inter-agency agreement partners, and among USAID-funded projects. The COP will also lead collaboration and network development activities with national, regional, and global partners. He/she will ensure the project achieves results including project deliverables and targets in an effective and compliant manner.
- Provide management leadership (programmatic, financial and administrative) for the project ensuring full alignment with national and international standards and USAID requirement and standards.
- Provide over all leadership and ensure quality and up to the standard implementation of the project ensuring the achievement of all project deliverables and targets in a timely manner.
- Represent PATH and build and maintain excellent, productive relationships with USAID, project partners and national government counterparts Mainly Federal Ministry of Health and regional Health bureau and other relevant stakeholders
- Demonstrated good understanding of the Ethiopian Health system particularly Ethiopian Health information System.
- Provide vision, overall leadership and guidance to the project staff.
- Bring in technology, analytic, and process innovations to all activities
- Provide Credible, articulate, demonstrated expertise in the following:
- Introduction and scaling of digital technology in low and middle income countries.
- Application of digital technology to strengthen health systems and services
- Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and implement strategies to overcome them.
- Lead collaboration and network development activities with national, regional, and global partners.
- Lead development of project strategy at regional, country, or sub-country levels as necessary.
- Supervise and oversee the work of project staff, partners, and subcontractors.
- Exercise sound financial management skills including effective project spending.
- Uphold the standards of PATH to lead a high performing team; ensure strict compliance to USAID and PATH policies, regulations and internal controls.
- Guide the learning agenda for the project, use lessons learned to modify project approaches and strategies, and disseminate findings.
- Review technical materials to ensure high quality products.
- Demonstrated skill in working in a diverse low resource setting environment with multi-dimensional team and stakeholders.