PATH seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming multi-year USAID-funded “Surveillance for Malaria Elimination” (S4ME) activity in Ethiopia. The S4ME activity will support Ethiopia’s NMEP to achieve their goals and objectives of sub-national malaria elimination, particularly to attain near zero malaria deaths and eliminate malaria in selected low transmission areas.
PATH works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the most pressing health challenges. PATH implements innovative, sustainable health solutions that align with the country’s needs and priorities, empowering millions to transform their own health.
The COP will have primary responsibility for liaising with USAID and other stakeholders in Ethiopia. He/she will provide leadership and management for the project, providing the technical vision and approach and managing the project team and consortium members. He/she 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. The COP will make sure the project well linked and coordinated with other USAID projects in the country as required. S/he will make sure that project achieves results, including deliverables, in an effective and compliant manner.
Position is contingent upon award to PATH.
- 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 a productive relationship with USAID, partners, national government, and other relevant civil society and non-governmental organizations.
- Drive the collaboration, learning and adaptation for new approaches to surveillance.
- Consult on the quality control of products for malaria elimination surveillance and response to ensure government and partners investments are compliant with WHO specifications.
- Consult on appropriateness, representativeness, adequacy of facilities and qualifications of staff, including careful site selection of surveillance sentinel sites.
- Supervise project technical staff, including the Deputy Chief of Party, and technical line managers, ensuring that they are successfully managing project activities and achieving deliverables.
- Oversee and guide annual project work planning and periodic reporting.
- 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.