Jobs at Save the Children in Uganda - Chief of Party

Job Title: Chief of Party, Uganda Advocacy for Better Health
Location:     Uganda - Kampala
Division:     International Programs
Save the Children

The Chief of Party (COP) will work with Save the Children’s existing country office in Uganda, but will be solely responsible for the overall management of the USAID Cooperative Agreement for the anticipated five-year $20M Advocacy for Better Health Program. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to this project which will link with USAID’s strategy to:  improve overall health-seeking behavior, improve the quality of health services, increase the availability of health services, and increase accessibility of health services through the achievement of an enhanced enabling environment of health care in Uganda. 
• Lead the program’s strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process and development of an appropriate exit strategy.
• Establish and guide overall technical direction of the project.
• Act as principal representative and liaison to all external stakeholders, including but not limited to USAID/Uganda and the Government of Uganda.
• Oversee the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID.
• Provide oversight and coordination with international and national sub-recipient partners.
• Supervise key program staff, both technical and managerial, and oversee the hiring process of all local personnel.
• Serve as key liaison with Save the Children partners and any local sub-grantees.
• Oversee the process of selection of sub-recipient CSO partners.
• Provide overall coordination of the institutional/organizational and technical capacity building of local partners and stakeholders.
• Fully inform Save the Children’s home/field office on all matters relating to the program, and maintain appropriate links with partner home/field offices.
• Ensure that efficient systems to support all aspects of the program (including sub-grant management, financial, capacity building and performance monitoring and reporting) are in place and support the effective use of program resources in compliance with USAID regulations and Save the Children policies.
• Liaise directly with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, and CSOs including community based organizations.

• Master’s degree or higher in public health, or related field.
• Minimum of 10+ years of field-based experience managing large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and working with local governments, civil society and communities.
• Experience managing large scale USAID funded project(s) at a senior level.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with USAID (PEPFAR) policies, financial rules, regulations, and procedures.
• Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of decentralization in the Uganda context, Uganda’s sociopolitical economy, advocacy, health and education sectors.
• Demonstrated team player with visionary leadership.
• Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; specific work experience in Uganda desirable
• Proven experience building capacity of local NGOs and government bodies.
• Experience in developing project work plans, budgets and managing the implementation, program staff and all short-term technical assistance.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in English required.
• Ugandan nationals encouraged to apply.

Employee Type
Full-Time Regular

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

How to Apply:

Deadline: 30/08/2013


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