Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects.
The Global Health Division (GHD) works in Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Global Health Security and Public Health Preparedness; Noncommunicable Diseases: Heath Systems Strengthening – including Health Governance, Health Finance, Human Resources for Health, Capacity Building, and Health Policy and Advocacy; and Integrated Care – including Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health and Family Planning. We address a range of public health problems to reduce disparities, lower disease burdens, and build locally owned sustainable health programs.
RTI International is currently accepting applications for a Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Tanzania Malaria Vector Control Activity (MVCA). Under this Activity, USAID | Tanzania will support the Government of Tanzania in its vector control programming, specifically the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets, social behavior change communication, entomological surveillance and operational research. The Activity will also seek to improve private sector engagement and strengthening the existing linkages between district and community platforms to ensure the population at risk of malaria is protected against malaria by effective vector control interventions.
The Chief of Party will provide MVCA technical leadership and managerial oversight, ensure timely implementation and reporting of activities, as well as be MVCA’s senior representative engaging with USAID, the Tanzania Government, and other in-country stakeholders. This position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
This position is contingent upon award and funding.
Your primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Provides vision, strategic technical leadership, and managerial direction for the Activity.
- Bear ultimate responsibility for all MVCA management and operations, including high technical implementation quality, comprehensive performance monitoring, effective subcontractor management, rigorous financial management and cost control, timely technical and financial reporting, and collaborative and productive client relations.
- Serves as RTI’s representative and MVCA liaison to USAID, Government of Tanzania, Ministry of Health, 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.
- Ensures that MVCA activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that Activity results are proactively disseminated.
- Responsible for ensuring the timely communication with and reporting to USAID.
- 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 Activity and for establishing the administrative framework to monitor and assure progress toward the achievement of MVCA goals and objectives.
- Develops and implements annual program work and performance milestone plans and negotiates an agreement of those plans with USAID, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.
- Directly supervises senior technical, operational and administration staff members; oversees all MVCA long- and short-term personnel, ensuring that these abide by RTI HR policies.
- Represents the project on behalf of RTI in regional or key global meetings, consultative sessions and conferences.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Science, or related field.
- Minimum 10 years’ senior-level experience leading and managing complex health projects in Africa; prior experience as USAID Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in providing technical guidance and direction in the areas of malaria vector control, surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation, as well as institutional strengthening approaches.
- Excellent knowledge of national issues impacting malaria vector control / surveillance and demonstrated success strengthening local strengthening local government institutions.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host government entities, key stakeholders, and donors.
- Ability to foster collaboration, achieve programmatic goals and meet milestones with a proven record of quality results.
- Demonstrated collaboration with NMCP, ZAMEP and local government institutions to address issues impacting Malaria in Tanzania.
- Strong knowledge of USAID administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems, along with strategic program planning, management, supervision, and budgeting expertise.
- Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications.
- Excellent English and Swahili language ability and strong interpersonal, written, and oral presentation and communications skills.
- Willingness and ability to travel frequently within Tanzania.