Chief of Party/Project Director
The Chief of Party manages all activities of the Cambodia Malaria program and; is responsible and accountable to USAID and FHI 360 for the Project Team’s work and achievements. Responsible for project inputs, program strategy, and manages external relations and representation/coordination USAID, Government of Cambodia, other in-country contacts, other donors and partners within the sector, subcontractors, and programs to maximize collaboration and synergy.
Leads and directs the development and implementation by providing overall oversight of project activities and ensures compliance with agreement results in order to meet stated objectives. Plans and directs project schedules and monitors budget/spending. Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery. Organizes project(s) activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient delivery of each intermediate result.
- Ensures program quality according to USAID, FHI 360 and global standards.
- Ensures the achievement of results for which FHI 360 is responsible under agreement with the donor.
- Ensures that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and USAID policies and procedures.
- Manages production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to USAID and FHI 360 as required.
- Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
- Establishes work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.
- Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals.
- Establishes, serves and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.
- Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity of plans and priorities, encouraging effective team-work.
- Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.
- Provides a solid background in malaria and its evolving epidemiology in Cambodia
- Provides guidance on how resources and interventions should be targeted
- Manages development of and monitors work plans and budgets; ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinates partner efforts in program implementation; ensures appropriate program monitoring and accurate financial and programmatic reporting to HQ, and the Client
- Ensures appropriate technical, programmatic, financial and resource development supports leveraging additional donor funds into the project and meaningful collaboration with other relevant groups
Type and Nature of Contacts:
- Primary liaison and focal point with USAID and related initiatives, senior level policy and technical staff with the Ministry of Health (MoH), other Ministries, international donors and Partners.
- Routine coordination with all FHI 360 employees, on-site and in the field.
- Organizational representation at professional meetings and conferences.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Must reside in Cambodia for the duration of the project period.
- Previous experience in developing country contexts and ideally, in Cambodia.
- Prior experience with USAID-funded Projects or similar international donor funded programs is preferred.
- A history of productive involvement with governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries
- Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
- Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
- Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, and where appropriate, donor representatives.
- MD or PhD degree or its international equivalent or higher in public health or a related social science preferred.
- Ten years or more experience or managing and implementing health care programs in international settings, preferably in Asia
- Demonstrated experience in leading and managing large, complex, community-based projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluency in national language is a plus.
- Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
- Experienced working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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