PATH is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded “Lowlands Health Activity” in Ethiopia. The Lowlands Health Activity will improve health and nutrition outcomes in the pastoral areas by increasing access to, and the quality and utilization of health services through 1) enhancing PHC facility governance and functionality; 2) Improving access to and quality of services through client-centered and contextualized service delivery models; and 3) increasing adoption of healthy behaviors, including utilization of health services.
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
The COP will oversee overall program implementation, providing strategic technical vision and management of the project team and consortium members. The position will have primary responsibility for liaising with USAID and other stakeholders in Ethiopia. The COP will ensure the project complies with award terms and conditions, USAID policies and regulations, and systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste, and abuse. They will ensure the project coordinates with other USAID projects in Ethiopia. The COP will be a strategic thinker and have exceptional problem-solving skills to ensure the project achieves results and deliverables in an effective and compliant manner.
*Please note this position is contingent upon award to PATH and approval from USAID. Ethiopian nationals are encouraged to apply.
- Be responsible for the strategic direction, overall leadership, and management of the project and serve as main contact point for the project.
- Provide programmatic administrative and financial leadership and management in line with national and international standards.
- Represent the project and the project consortium and build and maintain productive relationships with USAID, USG government representatives, national government, implementing partners, and other relevant civil society and non-governmental organizations.
- Lead the development of work plans, budgets, and reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID.
- Drive the project’s collaboration, learning and adaptation approaches.
- Supervise project technical staff, including the technical and non-technical key personnel and senior project leaders, ensuring that they are successfully managing project activities and achieving deliverables.
- Oversees compliance with the goals set in the contract and with USAID regulations and PATH policies and systems.
- Oversee the design of project monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL) systems and regular project evaluations to assess progress and recommend solutions.
- Represent the project at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities and actions, including implementation status.