25 Mar 2024

Chief of Party at Johns Hopkins Center TZ

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Job Description

Position Title: Chief of Party

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Tanzania Team Leader

General summary/purpose

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the technical and financial management of the Support to Vector Control Activity (SVCA), reporting and relationships with USAID, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP), and partners. The COP will oversee staff and operations of the SVCA providing management and oversight of all technical, administrative, operational, and financial aspects. They will provide strategic direction for the development, implementation, and monitoring of project activities and ensure timely activity implementation. They will represent SVCA to USAID and the Government of Tanzania (GoT) and cultivate open and collaborative management relationships with the management team at the USAID/Tanzania Mission, the GoT, USAID-funded implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders. They will ensure compliance with USAID and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) processes and regulations. The COP will be required to travel in Tanzania, and internationally, as needed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Program Management

Lead, oversee, or act as technical expert for large-scale country programs independently. May include:
Envision, design and initiate new program activities according to a larger program goal
Produce and edit documents, work plans, reports, and presentations
Lead budget development and resource allocation decisions
Oversee staffing, roles and responsibilities, and level of effort to meet program goals
Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between program, finance, and administrative staff to ensure team functioning to meet program goals
Facilitate and model frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (in-country, at headquarters, and internationally)
Ensure adherence to JHU, CCP and donor rules, regulations, and policies
Responsible for addressing contract-related issues and that all activity-procured materials and equipment are safeguarded and responsibly used
Lead process of using data to inform strategies, work plans, and program direction
Put in place tools, processes, and structures to ensure excellence in programs, products, and deliverables to meet program goals
Functions as the primary liaison with USAID, Ministry of Health, local Civil Society organizations, and other partners and stakeholders
Strengthens the national entomological surveillance and supports the development and implementation of insecticide resistance monitoring and management plan in collaboration with in-country stakeholders

People Management

Design and manage effective team structure to meet program goals
Supervise, coach, and mentor staff independently
Orient and train new staff members
Conduct regular (at least quarterly) check ins and annual performance reviews with all supervisees
Identify and recommend appropriate professional development opportunities for supervisees
Provide coaching and mentoring to promote continued growth and improvement among supervisees and other staff
Oversee and ensure the quality of work produced by staff or team. Develop processes, tools and routines that ensure the quality of work
Operate in compliance with all JHU policies and local employment laws

Technical Work

Oversee high level strategy design and implementation independently
Lead and build staff capacity in technical work, including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aides, and needs assessments
Generate and envision new activities, ideas, frameworks, and strategies that further high-level goals
Use, develop, and model tools, processes, best-practices, and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible
Provide information to others about their quality of work. This includes raising concerns about errors, omission, and poor-quality products to the staff member responsible for that work and requesting revision of work that is not high quality.
In collaboration with research and evaluation division, strategically plan for research, monitoring, and evaluation activities
Lead in-country technical activities, including trainings, workshops and program support, independently
Demonstrate technical expertise in relevant technical areas (e.g., social and behavior change, knowledge management, health areas) and build capacity in others
Ensure activity integrity technically, administratively, and financially
Demonstrate high level technical communication, including writing reports, creating and giving presentations, and facilitating trainings or group discussions
Ensure excellence in programs, products, and deliverables to meet program goals

Professional and Organizational Growth

Initiate and lead center-wide initiatives, independently
Lead proposal development (technical, budget, and coordination) independently
Lead strategic partnership development independently
Lead donor cultivation independently
Contribute to global technical knowledge
Represent JHU, CCP, and the activity at relevant external meetings and events
May include delivering technical presentations, networking, relationship building and initiating and following through with opportunities for collaboration
Engage and collaborate with other programs across CCP
Recognize and address factors that might strategically impact a program or CCP and lead implementation of solutions
Proactively seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skills
Request or initiate quarterly check-in meetings with supervisor to assess performance, strengths and areas for improvement in your current position and establish professional goals
Identify opportunities for bringing new skills into CCP, including attending JHU courses and seminars, conferences and external trainings

Occasional domestic & international travel required, with potential for evenings and weekend work.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, or international development
Seven years of senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of programs of similar size, complexity and setting
Five years of senior level malaria technical experience
Excellent knowledge of national issues impacting malaria vector control and surveillance
Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in building and maintaining productive working relationships
Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve program goals, meet program milestones, and produce quality program results
Knowledge of U.S. Government (USG) health initiatives and related reporting requirements and funding parameters
Exceptional communication skills in written and spoken English
Fluency in Swahili
Knowledge of the various regions of Tanzania
Experience in Tanzania
Exceptional communication skills in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

Tanzanian citizenship
Prior experience as USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party is preferred

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities

Travel Requirements:

May require up to 25% travel

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Method of Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received no later than 11:59 pm Tanzania local time on April 5, 2024 at the [email protected]

Late submissions will not be considered.

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