Chief of Party

Chief of Party

FHI 360

South Africa

Project Description:

FHI 360 is seeking applications for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Key Populations project in South Africa. The project will build on current investments made by USAID to reduce risk of HIV transmission among key populations – mainly female sex workers (FSW), and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. This project will accelerate the ability of government of South Africa, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV.

Job Description:

The Chief of Party will have overall responsibility for administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all aspects of activities. S/he will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID/SA and should be expected to have regular and transparent communication with the USAID/SA Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR). S/he will provide technical and management leadership to the South Africa key populations project and ensure successful implementation of the work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals. The Chief of Party will provide technical and programmatic oversight and assistance directly to the project activity areas as well as provide technical support for all aspects through the HIV cascade with all KP implementing partners nationally. S/he will ensure that technical efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and will contribute to the deliverables in the annual implementation plan. This position is critical for the development of quality and evidence-based approaches to support sex workers to be reached and linked to a variety of services along the HIV prevention, treatment, care and support cascade (identify, reach with prevention services and commodities, link to HIV and STI testing and counselling, wrap-around services referrals, peer outreach and navigation activities for improved linkages, retention and adherence to ART.

The following are the minimum qualifications required for the position:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management, Social Work, or Business Administration with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing, managing and leading large development program involving multiple partners, stakeholders, and geographic target areas in a developing country;
  • A minimum of five years prior experience as a Chief of Party or similar leadership role of similar size and complexity;
  • A minimum of three years of experience providing specific technical direction and oversight of the development and management of HIV programs with key populations;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.

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