Chemonics seeks a chief of party (COP) for upcoming USAID investments in health systems strengthening in Nigeria which will aim to strengthen the healthcare system and improve access to and the quality of primary health care (PHC) services in project-supported states in Nigeria. This programming aims to strengthen the development and execution of state-level health and development plans and scale-up high-impact MNCAH, FP/RH, nutrition, and HSS interventions, increasing the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support high-quality PHC services.
The COP will oversee overall program implementation, providing strategic technical vision, and managing the project team and consortium members. The COP will be responsible for ensuring the program adheres to all USAID rules and regulations, contractual agreements/deliverables, and Chemonics policies. The COP will lead coordination among USAID, other strategic donors, contractors, and implementers, and the Government of Nigeria institutions and representatives, particularly at the Federal and State Governments, Local Government Areas, Ward Development Council, local NGOs, FBOs, and civil society and community level to implement integrated health service delivery activities. We are looking for individuals who are committed and have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people globally.
Responsibilities include:Serve as primary liaison with USAID, the Government of Nigeria, other health and development donors, and other implementing partners in Nigeria on behalf of the program, cultivating open, productive, and collaborative relationships to advance program objectives. Lead program implementation and ensure that it meets the stated goals and reporting requirements. Lead accurate and quality implementation of the program and its agreed workplans, ensuring the program is flexible, innovative and adaptive to changes in all operating environments. Ensure that the program complies with cooperative agreement terms and conditions and USAID policies and regulations. Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, suggest appropriate program adjustments, and ensure that systems are in place to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse. Supervise senior management team and technical and operational staff.
Qualifications:Master’s degree (MPH, MBA, etc.) or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, social sciences, or management. Minimum of 10 years’ progressively responsive experience in a senior role managing large and complex integrated health service delivery programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Strong and significant previous experience working on and/or technical expertise in MNCH, FP, nutrition, malaria, quality improvement, human resources for health, or other relevant areas of health systems strengthening. Considerable experience leading high-value, complex USG programs and working knowledge of USG regulations. Proven capability to work collaboratively with government, donors, the private sector, and community organizations to advance health objectives; current relationships with relevant Nigeria stakeholders (MOH, donors, IPs). Demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams to achieve health results in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language presentation skills.
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