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Monday 10 June 2013

Principal Associate Chief of Party - Abt Association in Kampala

Job Title: Principal Associate / Chief of Party

Job ID 2013-7780 Location UG Category International Health
Division/Department International Health
More information about this job:
Organization Overview:
The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.
Minimum Qualifications:

MA/MBA with 15+ years of experience OR PhD with 10 - 15 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Job Responsibilities:
Abt Associates anticipates bidding on a USAID-funded PMI (“President’s Malaria Initiative”) Project in Uganda to support the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in the expansion of diverse areas of malaria programming.
Under the supervision of a Portfolio Manager, the Principal Associate / Chief of Party provides technical leadership, management, and strategic direction for the Project. This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. The Chief of Party has the final authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, resource allocation and personnel issues, and will be accountable for the successful implementation of all aspects of the project.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

Provides leadership and strategic direction for the entire project, resolves problems, and has overall responsibility and accountability to USAID for ensuring that the Abt project team provides high-quality technical products and services, delivers required results, and uses resources efficiently.
Holds responsibility for project inputs, project strategy, external representation and coordination with Project counterparts, USAID, PMI, and other USG entities, and NMCP contacts, other donors within the sector and other programs, as necessary.
Ensures compliance with the project contract requirements and the oversight of project interventions which will meet the stated objectives of the project.
Meets with the USAID AOR on a regular basis to keep him/her updated about the project.
Ensures the timely preparation and submission of semi-annual, annual and other reports specified in the agreement.
Monitors the progress and pace of project implementation, ensures that project performance meets the client’s expectations, and brings to USAID's attention any issues and concerns regarding project implementation in a systematic and timely manner.
As the official representative of Abt Associates, ensures the success of the project, and be liable for any failure, on behalf of the organization.
Supervises the project’s Senior Management Team and has the final authority within the Team for decisions related to technical, management, resource allocation, and personnel issues.
Oversees all management/administrative reports and monitoring and evaluation activities in accordance with a Performance Monitoring Plan which monitors progress toward achieving the SO and Intermediate Results.
Oversees all financial report activities, including submission of quarterly reports detailing fund categories and status for all activities.
Scans the environment and takes leadership actions to maximize opportunities and to strengthen partnerships and alliances
Clarifies roles, delegates responsibilities to senior staff, communicates expectations for work and contribution to project activities
Represents Abt Associates’ corporate interests in Uganda.

Skills Prerequisites:

Master’s Degree (minimum), or a PhD (desirable), in Public Health, Business Administration, Medicine, Social Sciences, or other relevant field.
More than fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience with a Master’s Degree, or 10-15 years with a PhD, designing, implementing and managing large and complex health projects in developing or middle income countries -- relevant experience includes malaria prevention and control, antenatal care services, case management for malaria , and capacity building for supportive supervision or monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in managing malaria prevention and control interventions
Experience interacting with host county governments and counterparts and international donor agencies at high levels and civil society organizations.
Experience developing project vision, aligning key stakeholders around that vision, and assuring that the vision is translated into implementable strategies.
Ability to develop consensus among stakeholders and to assure effective collaboration among development partners.
Demonstrated ability to assure that individuals and teams adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance and timeliness.
Prior experience as a COP of a multi-year donor-funded public sector health project is desirable.
Significant experience in scaling-up interventions is highly desirable.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
A Ugandan national would be highly desirable.

How to apply

Deadline: 27 /06 /2013