Chief of Party, Guinea LHSSA

Chief of Party, Guinea LHSSA

IntraHealth International

Conakry, Guinea

Summary of Role

IntraHealth is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming USAID solicitation in Guinea for Local Health System Strengthening Activity (LHSSA). The upcoming USAID project will contribute to sustainable improvements in the health status of target populations in the three regions of Boké, Kindia, and Labé and the six communes of the capital city of Conakry. This new activity will be the central pillar of USAID/Guinea’s health service delivery and capacity building portfolio.

The COP will lead the strategic, technical and operational vision of the project and be accountable for the overall performance of the USAID project. They will serve as a key liaison with multiple stakeholders to establish and maintain productive relationships for project success.

This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.

Essential Functions

  • Provide strategic technical, and operational leadership assuring that the projects are in compliance with IntraHealth and USAID policies and procedures;
  • Provide fiscal leadership to the USAID project, assuring that it is in compliance with IntraHealth and USAID policies and procedures;
  • Ensure the achievement of high-quality results by IntraHealth, its sub-contractors and sub-grantees and that all deliverables are met on time and within budget through an effective and nimble performance management system and practices;
  • Serve as key liaison and work collaboratively with donors, the Ministries of Health at all levels, local Government authorities and other stakeholders and partners;
  • Ensure the project is in alignment and integrated with, and sustained by the Government of Guinea’s policies and strategies;
  • Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments to the home office and donor;
  • Directly supervise and oversee the work of project staff, including sub-contractors and sub-grantees;
  • Lead communication and reporting to Government of Guinea entities such as the Ministry of Health.

Requirements

  • 15 years of demonstrated and progressively more senior experience in leading, implementing, managing and delivering results in health programs in low income countries, in particular serving vulnerable groups and including experience with strengthening health systems;
  • 5 years prior experience as a COP, or equivalent for a USAID-funded project;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of multidisciplinary and multicultural technical, programmatic and operational teams;
  • Extensive experience building and maintaining effective partnerships and leveraging resources with national, regional, and development stakeholders and partners;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English (4S/4R minimum) and French (4S/4R minimum);
  • Demonstrated representational experience with government, donors, international agencies, private sector, and other key stakeholders;
  • Ability to travel in country and internationally for an estimated 30% time.

Preferred

  • Experience working in the field of health systems strengthening, in particular with integrated services including family planning, maternal and child health, and malaria;
  • Experience working in francophone West Africa, particularly in Guinea.

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