23 Nov 2023

Chief of Party- Malaria Vector Control Activity at Abt Associates

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Job Description


The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity 

Abt Associates is preparing for an upcoming USAID-funded Malaria Vector Control Activity in Tanzania. The project will identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden, and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.

 As the Chief of Party, you will be responsible for the overall leadership and technical direction of the entire project activity, for ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and for achieving the results defined in the project’ scope of work. The COP has the final authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, contractual, resource allocation and personnel issues. The COP will be accountable for the successful implementation of all aspects of the project. In carrying out these responsibilities the COP works in partnership with USAID, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), national and local government, non-government agencies and officials, and community-level organizations and other partners, and project staff. The position is anticipated to be full-time for the duration of the program and is intended to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The position is contingent upon the activity’s award and USAID approval.

 Core Responsibilities 

  • Provides strategic direction and technical leadership to produce project results and deliverables, and overall management of the technical, operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project.
  • Functions as the primary liaison with USAID, Ministries of Health, local Civil Society organizations, and other partners and stakeholders.
  • Leads the technical development of ITN distribution design, planning, implementation, and M&E through various distribution channels, i.e., mass replacement campaigns and continuous net distribution including health facilities (at ANC/EPI), school net program (SNP), and community-based distribution.
  • Sets and pursues a results-oriented program strategy in coordination with the project team and in consultation with USAID, NMCP, 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.
  • Oversees and monitors progress on Social and Behavior Change (SBC) practices within the project for malaria.
  • Directs and oversees planning and budgeting processes. Prepares quarterly and annual project activity reports as specified in the contract.
  • Monitors the progress and pace of project implementation, ensuring that data required for USAID and NMCP performance benchmarks and results frameworks are produced.
  • Identifies issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate activity adjustments.
  • Ensures that staff, team members and consultants understand their roles and responsibilities and comply with contract requirements, USAID and Abt policies and procedures.
  • Manages and supervises project staff and partners in the identification of all the project’s technical assistance needs, development of suitable scopes of work, recruitment of consultants, and execution of technical assistance contracts.
  • Support project staff to ensure high quality transfer of skills and knowledge to Tanzanian institutions and communities.
  • Ensures that gender initiatives increase the participation of women at all levels and in all aspects of ITN programming and ensure their safety.
  • Ensures that lessons learned, and best practices are documented and shared.

 What We Value

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Fifteen years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in medical entomology, public health/health administration (or other relevant health specialization), supply chain management/logistics, social behavior sciences or environmental health. Candidates with medical degrees are also desirable.
  • At least 12 years of relevant health experience, including significant experience in malaria prevention and control.
  • At least 5 years of project management experience in USAID health projects/programs.
  • Experience in Tanzania and deep knowledge of geo-political, ethnic, cultural, and other factors affecting programming in Tanzania and the region is required.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with and develop consensus among key stakeholders, including USAID, NMCP, MOH, local officials, public, private, and civil society partners to assure effective collaboration among stakeholders.
  • Experience developing project vision, aligning key stakeholders around that vision, and assuring that the vision is translated into implementable strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary, multicultural teams, manage complex programs, and ensure that project staff adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance, and timeliness.
  • USAID experience required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Fluency in English required, Swahili desirable.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Abt is committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment.  All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate background checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Abt Associates also participates in the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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Closing Date : 28th November, 2023.







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