Chief of Party, Mozambique (WASH)

Chief of Party, Mozambique (WASH)

PSI - Population Services International

Maputo, Mozambique

We are looking for a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated $25 million 5-year USAID-funded project in Mozambique. The project will support the increase of sustainable access to sanitation services in Mozambique, focusing on small towns and peri-urban areas. The overall strategic goal is achieving improved well-being of communities, especially women and girls in Mozambique, by ensuring increased use and sustainable management of sanitation services via the two interrelated objectives: 1) Availability of water and sanitation services expanded; 2) Adoption of key WASH behaviors accelerated.

Your contribution

  • Oversee the design and implementation of a sanitation project that includes strengthening sanitation governance, developing the sanitation market, and accelerating the adoption of key sanitation behaviors;
  • Provide expertise in developing and executing sustainable solutions for increasing demand and supply of sanitation products and services, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth;
  • Serve as the main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID;
  • Facilitate senior-level policy and dialogue with the sub-national governments and relevant Ministries and partners;
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards;
  • Lead internal and external program planning and reporting, including annual work planning with sub-award partners;
  • Contribute to supporting the design and dissemination of innovative solutions for sanitation products in Mozambique, including providing effective guidance and support to technical members of the in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project;
  • Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds, including finance, marketing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, to successfully co-create and support sustainable models for water and sanitation;
  • Ensure sound financial management, including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring of payments in compliance with USAID standards;
  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports, etc.).

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

  • Collaboration: You can work independently but thrive within a team;
  • Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates;
  • Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous, and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough;
  • Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind;
  • Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable for driving measurable results;
  • Commitment: You are independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy into the direction of the team and commit to its success.

The basics

  • Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) MSc, MPH, MBA, MHA, MPA or equivalent;
  • At least 10 years related work experience in public health or related field (Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted) including 5 years people management experience;
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects with a significant focus on market-based sanitation approaches;
  • Experience in the sanitation sector or providing technical assistance to improve sanitation sector performance, ideally in Africa preferred;
  • A demonstrable understanding of sector issues in Mozambique, including issues of public sector governance, institutional capacity building, and output-based performance programming;
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects, local organizations, and partners;
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff;
  • Ability to manage agreements and all necessary programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management;
  • Knowledge of USG grant implementation is preferred;
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the projects;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Excellent management skills;
  • Capacity to effectively deal with and resolve conflict;
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in Portuguese is a plus;
  • References required;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

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