Chief of Party at John Snow

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for a USAID- funded adolescent health project focused on family planning and reproductive health. Details of the scope of the project including geography and private sector involvement are not currently available. The project has an intended start date of November 2021 and an expected end date in October 2026. Should JSI be the successful bidder, this will be a full-time position, likely based in Kathmandu. The position category is yet to be determined. JSI invites all qualified candidates regardless of location to apply.

The Chief of Party is responsible for strategic and managerial oversight, project quality and team leadership. The COP encourages innovation and oversees project coordination implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The COP will be the official representative of JSI for this program. As such, he/she will build and maintain excellent communications and professional relationships between all relevant parties including Nepali government counterparts, USAID and other partners.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary contact and principal JSI representative for USAID;
  • Provide overall leadership, vision and direction to the team and program partners;
  • Lead the team for successful implementation of the Project;
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure program quality;
  • Manage appropriate planning and monitoring to ensure informed decision-making and implementation of program activities;
  • Lead efforts to maintain and broaden collaborating organizations in order to disseminate and promote adoption of project innovations;
  • Manage all technical assistance and mentor program staff and partners;
  • Liaise and coordinate with stakeholders, including MOH and GON officials at high levels, to ensure alignment and support of priority interventions;
  • Ensure compliance of all requirements of the Cooperative Agreement;
  • Finalize quarterly and annual reports, and play a significant role in leading documentation of project processes and results;
  • Create a positive team environment through modeling effective communications, professionalism, and commitment to excellence; and
  • Represent JSI in the country, provide assistance to other JSI activities in Nepal as required, and assist with new business efforts as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or at least a Master-level degree in public health, development studies, social or medical sciences, or management, or a related advanced degree relevant to the broad areas of MNCH, FP and/or health systems;
  • At least 7 years of senior level experience designing, implementing and managing complex MNCH, RH/FP and/or HSS programs in Asia or in developing countries elsewhere including prior experience as director of a donor-funded project or program;
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and interpersonal communication, and presentation skills including excellent conceptual and writing skills;
  • Technical expertise in adolescent health, family planning, and/or reproductive health;
  • At least 5 years living and working in a developing country, preferably in Asia;
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills. This includes ability to access and interact with the highest levels of the health and population development community;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical, management, and evaluation expertise for complex programs in resource-constrained countries;
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies;
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills as well as creative problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills;
  • Readiness to travel in-country up to 30% of the time to supervise project activities in municipality and local levels;
  • Fluency in English with professional proficiency in writing; and
  • Knowledge of USG Rules and Regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Nepali;
  • Experience working in public health in Nepal;
  • Prior experience as director or COP of a USAID-funded project or program.

The candidate must be available to report within 45 days.

How to apply

Please send CV and cover letter via the JSI website at www.jsi.comChief of Party, Kathmandu, Nepal

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