Chief of Party - Ethiopia Quality Health Care

Chief of Party - Ethiopia Quality Health Care

Palladium Group

Ethiopia

Position Overview

Palladium is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID project that aims to support the health sector in Ethiopia in planning, implementing, regulating, institutionalizing, and sustaining the quality improvement efforts in the country for improved client satisfaction and health service utilization to improve health outcomes. The COP will provide overall strategic, technical leadership, and oversight to the program. S/he must have an appropriate balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills and experience. The COP must have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive public health interventions, and related capacity strengthening. The ideal candidate must have technical expertise in at least one of the five technical areas – RMNCAH service delivery, quality improvement and quality assurance models and approaches, data use, health financing, or community health services. Having the capacity to successfully interact with host country agencies, including federal, regional, and woreda level players, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations is essential.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assumes overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities;
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the core project areas: clinical services, demand generation, service access, reporting and knowledge management and exchange, and health system performance;
  • Serves as the main interface between the project and USG, host government stakeholders and Palladium senior management;
  • Assumes responsibility for partner management ensuring that partners are fully engaged and participate in the activities of the project;
  • Responsible for overseeing completion and submission of quality technical deliverables and reports;
  • Responsible for overseeing project budget and finances including timely financial performance reporting, budget projections and project spending;
  • Represent the project at relevant professional meetings, working groups and seminars;
  • Prepare analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, white papers, and assessments for internal and client use.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in public health, healthcare administration, or a related field;
  • Progressively increasing responsibility in public health with experience in a senior leadership position on a project that focuses on RMNCAH quality improvement in Ethiopia or similar settings;
  • Recognized leader in maternal and child health;
  • Previous COP project experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills, and ability to build synergies across technical disciplines and teams;
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience of a relevant scope and scale;
  • Oversight of local capacity development efforts, including working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award and grant-management requirements;
  • Experience in interacting with host country agencies, including national, regional and woreda level leaders and teams, development partners, civil society, private sector, and community-based organizations is essential;
  • Knowledge of country-led development approaches and stakeholder engagement models;
  • Knowledge of USG regulations and administrative procedures;
  • Experience building and inspiring a creative and talented team and leading toward a unified vision;
  • Prior experience developing strategic plans, workplans, and/or activity plans for RMNCAH programs;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and high comfort level writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to different audiences;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required;
  • Must be willing to live and travel within Ethiopia.

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