Job: Chief of Party/Principal Investigator FHI 360

Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership to the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of the project; ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encourages effective team-work;
  • Guarantees the efficient and effective use of the resources to reach the desired results of the project, monitoring the work plans, budgets and finances, in accordance with the procedures of the donor (CDC);
  • Coordinates and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets, and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID;
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with the local USAID Mission as well as with the national programs and other consortium partners;
  • Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities;
  • Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to CDC 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 annual 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 and develop national leadership capacity;
  • Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters;
  • 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;
  • Train, monitor and mentor quality assessors and technical assistance providers in accordance with international laboratory standards;
  • Leads the preparation of quality management system and laboratory improvements at project-supported laboratories;
  • Prepare reports/action plans and lead the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives;
  • Leads the team in laboratory strengthening and continuous improvement activities and trainings to build laboratory capacity and quality with reference to accepted standards and guidelines.
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Closing date: 09 Sep 2017