6 Oct 2011

Full-Time Senior Associate / Chief of Party, Abt Associates (Ethiopia)

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Abt Associates

Job Description

Senior Associate / Chief of Party-Ethiopia

Job ID: 2011-6210 Location: ET-
Posted Date: 9/20/2011 Category: International Health
Division/Department: Private Sector Health Systems
More information about this job:
Organization Overview:
The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.
Minimum Qualifications:

MA/MBA with 13 – 15 years of experience OR PhD with 8 – 10 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Responsibilities:

The USAID-funded Indoor Residual Spraying 2 Task Order 4 (IRS2 TO4) Project supports the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as USAID Missions and Bureaus with malaria programs outside the PMI focus countries, in planning and implementing IRS programs with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria in Africa by enhancing USAID’s ability to implement IRS programs on the ground through cost-effective commodities procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise, and implementation of IRS in countries affected by malaria.

 

Under the supervision of the US-based Project Director, the Ethiopia Chief of Party manages, and supervises the successful implementation of the IRS2 TO4 Project in Ethiopia, and acts as the primary liaison between the project and USAID and the Government of Ethiopia.  The COP has responsibility for the strategic direction, and technical leadership to produce project results, as well as overall management of the operational, financial and administrative aspects of the project, working to assure that the full potential of the contract is realized in Ethiopia through the promotion of high quality work and internal control.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Represents Abt Associates and the project to the PMI Advisor of the USAID Ethiopia Mission, the Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and other key stakeholders.
  • Carries full authority and accountability for project decisions, as delegated by the US-based Project Director.
  • Sets and pursues a results-oriented program strategy in coordination with the project team and in consultation with USAID, other partners and stakeholders.
  • Leads in the development and production of the annual country workplans, semi-annual reports, and End-of-Spray reports.
  • Ensure that all country planning activities, spray operations, technical compliance measures, and other deliverables are achieved in a timely manner.
  • Develops a capacity-building plan for transferring IRS knowledge and skills to local institutions.
  • Ensures that gender initiatives increase the participation of women at all levels and in all aspects of IRS programming, and ensure their safety.
  • Supervises and mentors the functional managers.
  • Ensures that staff, team members and consultants understand their roles and responsibilities and comply with contract requirements, USAID and Abt policies and procedures.
  • Oversees development and timely implementation of monitoring plans for all project activities and ensures that data required for USAID performance benchmarks and results frameworks are produced.
  • Oversees effective utilization of short-term technical assistance.
  • Ensures that project budget projections, expenditure, tracking and reporting are in accordance with USAID and Abt Associates requirements, procedures and practices.
  • Ensures that lessons learned and best practices are documented and shared.
Skills Prerequisites:
  • Masters Degree (minimum), or a Doctorate Degree (desirable) in Public Health, Health Administration, Medicine, or other relevant health specialization.
  • 13-15 years of professional international health experience with a Masters Degree (or 8-10 years with a Doctorate), of which a significant amount is in the area of malaria prevention and control.
  • Experience in the geographic/cultural region of the project is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of senior project management experience in large international health projects/programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership in management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners.
  • Experience developing and communicating a project vision, aligning key stakeholders around the vision, and assuring the vision is translated into an efficiently implemented program.
  • Fluency in English.

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Job Categories: Public Health. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Abt Associates Jobs, Chief of Party Positions, Jobs in Addis Ababa, and Jobs in Ethiopia.

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