Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Job Opportunity at RTI International, Chief of Party

RTI International is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded malaria surveillance and vector control project in Tanzania. The purpose of this project is to –in collaboration with Tanzania’s national malaria control programs, in-country stakeholders and the U.S. Presidents Malaria Initiative– strengthen surveillance and vector control efforts in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, in alignment with respective malaria national strategic plans and USAID priorities. The COP provides technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project, ensures timely implementation and reporting of activities, as well as is the project’s senior representative engaging with USAID, the Tanzania Government and other in-country stakeholders. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Provides vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.
  • Serves as RTI’s representative to USAID, Government of Tanzania, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Prime Minister’s Office-Regional Administrative and Local Government, President’s Office Public Service Management, Ministry of Finance, National Malaria Control Program, Local Government Agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, NGOs, FBOs, CBOs and community stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely communication with and reporting to USAID.
  • Ensures that the project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated.
  • Responsible for addressing contract-related issues, including ensuring that RTI financial controls and systems comply with generally accepted accounting practices that meet USAID standards, and that all activity-procured materials and equipment are safeguarded and prudently and responsibly used.
  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project and for establishing the administrative framework to monitor and assure progress toward the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project. Ensure the timely and quality completion of required reports.
  • Develops and implements annual program work and performance milestone plans and negotiates an agreement of those plans with USAID, subcontractors and other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for oversight and direction to all long- and short-term personnel under the contract.
  • Represents the project on behalf of RTI in regional or key global meetings, consultative sessions and conferences
Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Policy or a related field. PhD preferred.
  • At least 12 years’ experience managing and leading technical, operational and administrative teams for complex health projects in Africa. Experience in Tanzania will be preferred.
  • Expertise in any of the following technical components: maternal, newborn and child health; malaria, vector control, surveillance and/or health management information systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of national issues impacting surveillance / malaria vector control and demonstrated success strengthening local strengthening local government institutions.
  • Demonstrated professional excellence in health program management, including experience in the following: client relationship management, developing program work plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, and managing technical assistance teams.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, including host government ministries.
  • Experience working as a COP for USG-funded project is highly desirable with proven capacity to effectively manage staff and project funds.
  • Strong knowledge of USAID administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems along with strategic program planning, management, supervision, and budgeting expertise.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English (tested FSI R4/S4). Fluency in Kiswahili will be a significant asset.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently within Tanzania.

TO APPLY: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible on RTI’s website only.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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