Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID/Zimbabwe New Integrated Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Program located in Zimbabwe.
Crown Agents USA
We are change agents for greater global prosperity, delivering practical innovations in economic governance and trade; humanitarian solutions and food security, health systems, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and, supply chain as a partner of the US Government.
As a subsidiary of Crown Agents Limited, we leverage the expertise, resources, and network amassed from over 180 years of international development experience. Crown Agents works in 100+ countries, with on-the-ground presence in more than 35 and 13 permanent corporate offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are wholly owned by a nonprofit foundation, allowing us to combine corporate agility with a commitment to reinvesting our profits in transforming lives.
Located in Washington, DC and incorporated in 1998, Crown Agents USA provides technical assistance and support to clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of State (DoS), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
The New Integrated Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Activity will improve maternal and child health in targeted areas in Zimbabwe. This will be achieved by working through private partners and the public sector.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Chief of Party is responsible for the implementation, programmatic direction and leadership of the project, and successful outcome of all project deliverables. The COP will ensure responsiveness to the client and other stakeholders, be engaged in work planning, monitoring and evaluation, research, budgeting, performance management, strategic communication, and new business opportunity activities.
- Serve as the primary point of contact and foster effective working relationships with USAID, Ministry of Health and Child Care of Zimbabwe and other government entities, private and public sector partners, implementing partners, and other stakeholders;
- Provide strategic leadership, long-term strategic vision, and mentorship to the team using the highest standard of personal intelligence, transparency, and accountability;
- Oversee and develop a team of long and short term expatriate and locally hired professionals as well as conduct the performance review process;
- Coordinate technical work and ensure support for activities and implementing partners;
- Manage project budget and ensure quality control, accountability, and compliance with USAID regulations and CA-USA policies and procedures for all project tasks;
- Oversee project reporting and ensure timeliness and quality of all project reports and deliverables;
- Responsible for evaluating and documenting progress, managing design and evaluation teams, and providing overall guidance and direction focusing the team on achieving agreed targets and communicating long-term strategic objectives;
- Responsible for creating and managing a performance monitoring and evaluation program including data gathering, trend analysis, project milestones and effective preparation of written project reports to client, stakeholders, and home office;
- Liaise with headquarters project management team on a regular basis to review project performance and implementation, coordinate approved solutions, and manage outcomes;
- Other duties as assigned by CA-USA.
- An advanced degree (MPH, PhD, DrPH or equivalent) with significant training and experience in public health;
- Minimum 10 years of related work experience in maternal and child health program planning, implementation and/or evaluation in a developing country setting;
- Minimum 10 years of project management experience in the health sector required;
- Demonstrated ability to manage complex health development programs and coordinate with multiple stakeholders and beneficiaries including government ministries, implementing partners, and the private sector;
- Prior COP or equivalent experience on USAID projects preferred;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) required with the ability to develop an effective and productive team environment for all project staff;
- English language fluency required;
- Zimbabwe country experience or regional experience preferred.
Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.