Job opp. Chief of Party. Management Sciences for Health - Kampala, Uganda

REPORTS TO: Global Technical Lead, HSD, Center for Health Services

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding.

1. Provide overall direction of all technical and administrative operations under the contract.
2. Function as the primary liaison between the USAID and other collaborating agencies on all administrative and financial matters related to the project.
3. Adapt, implement, and oversee an annual project planning cycle which formulates comprehensive annual contract work plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle and assures timely disbursement of funds. Assure integration of technical strategies with each other, and with the overall operational strategy of the project. Ensures that the Project's District Management Improvement plans are developed and executed.
4. Assure that all work planning is completed effectively with counterparts and partner organizations. Ensures that program milestones and deliverables are met.
5. Oversee the adaptation and implementation of management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the contract. Arrange for and oversee local financial staff that will be responsible for disbursing all local costs under this project, monitoring and tracking expenditures, and preparing financial reports of project expenditures for submission to USAID.
6. Assure the integration, consistency, and high quality of the direct and subcontracted work under the project. Supervise the work and assess the performance of all long-term and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff.
7. In conjunction with the Deputy Chief of Party, manage and supervise the project staff in the identification of all project technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected outputs of the contract, develop suitable scopes of work, recruit consultants, and execute technical assistance contracts. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, meeting with supervisees on a regular basis to discuss issues, track work progress, provide guidance and support, and ensure consistent quality of work performed; conducting Performance Plan and Reviews; communicating, implementing and assuring adherence to MSH policies, guidelines and values; developing staff skills and knowledge; approving time sheets; and facilitating supervisee success whenever possible.

1. Demonstrated success as the Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party of a comparable multi-sectoral USAID-funded project, managing professional and financial resources on a similar scale.
2. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills.
3. At least 10 years successful prior experience working with local and/or district governments on the development and/or implementation of complex health, education, local government reform, or decentralization programs in the developing world. Previous experience in Uganda or in the immediate region strongly preferred.
4. Knowledge of performance-based contracting at the national or local government level in the social sector (health, education, etc.) a strong plus.
5. Familiarity with local government systems and procedures in the implementation of donor-assisted projects.
6. Experience with the for-profit private sector development and/or public sector development.
7. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with local government agencies, private sector groups, USAID, Cooperating Agencies, and other project stakeholders.
8. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, building trust, and sharing credit.
9. Proven ability to listen and communicate well with, motivate, guide, and direct all levels of staff. Hands-on senior staff supervision experience required.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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