USAID/Uganda/Chief of Party/Strengthening Local Health Systems (SLHS) Activity

Management Sciences for Health

MSH is seeking a Chief of Party for an expected 5-year, estimated $30 million, health systems strengthening (HSS) project in Uganda. The USAID-funded Strengthening Local Health Systems (SLHS) activity is expected to include the following technical areas: human resources for health, health financing, information systems, and community health systems.

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects in Uganda. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities – including positioning, intelligence gathering, and future proposal development – that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Project Results:

  • Oversee implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serve as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met on time.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

Technical Strategy and Vision:

  • In partnership with the Technical Director, lead development (or update and adapt as needed) and execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy, MERL plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.

Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, donor policies, and MSH Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Identify and keep track of new business opportunities, communicating them to the relevant internal MSH stakeholders.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A recognized university degree in social or medical science, public health, management, or other relevant area is required.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience is required with demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience of teams and fostering collaboration in order to achieve goals, meet milestones, and produce high quality written qualitative, quantitative, and narrative deliverables.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects is preferred.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, and other donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Local candidates strongly preferred.

 

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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