Job: Chief of Party – Anticipated USAID Tanzania Nutrition Project

MA World Health (IMA) is a faith-based non-profit organization that implements donor-funded health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, neglected tropical disease, malaria, HIV, non-communicable diseases, and sexual- and gender-based violence programs in some of the most challenging settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. IMA maintains a diverse and complex funding portfolio that support program services globally and totals approximately $100 million annually, with support from DFID, World Bank, USAID, among others.

IMA is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded nutrition project in Tanzania. The project aims to strengthen the delivery of integrated community-based nutrition services and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in Tanzania and to build the capacity of the government and communities to sustain these activities. The COP will be responsible for ensuring the successful and timely implementation of all program activities and the achievement of all program results, and will oversee all aspects of program implementation, including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, assuring the quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program. S/he should have effective leadership and strategic planning skills, excellent management experience, outstanding interpersonal skills, technical expertise in health and development in East Africa, and strong written and oral communication skills. S/he will have principal responsibility for representation to USAID. S/he will also have experience interacting with local governments, international organizations, other development projects and COPs, and other key stakeholders. He/She will report directly to IMA's Senior Technical Director of Programs and be based in Dar-es-Salaam. The position is contingent upon successful receipt of funding.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide leadership and overall technical and management responsibility for program implementation, including staff and program activity supervision. Support development and monitoring of annual technical work plans and budget.
  • Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports according to the cooperative agreement.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement, working with the monitoring and evaluation team.
  • Oversee implementing partners and provide technical and managerial oversight and coaching for their performance.
  • Ensure strong working relationships with implementing & technical partners, the Ministry of Health and other government stakeholders, and USAID.
  • Ensure programmatic compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Work closely with HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Identify lessons learned and best practices for external dissemination. Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • A minimum of a Master's degree or higher in Public Health, Business Administration, international development, agriculture or food security, or similar field is required.
  • 10 years of demonstrated experience in implementing and/or managing large-scale donor-funded development programs is required. At least five years working on related nutrition, agriculture, food security, or MCH programs within those years is preferred.
  • Experience working in Tanzania is strongly preferred. Sub-Saharan African implementation experience required.
  • Prior experience as a COP, Deputy COP or equivalent is required.
  • Supervisory experience over multicultural teams of similar scope and size is required.
  • Extensive experience preferred with building and maintaining effective partnerships and leveraging resources with development stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. 
  • Experience working with high-level government officials, USAID, and other key stakeholders is required.
For immediate consideration, please email your CV/resume to the following email address: [email protected]