Position:  Chief of Party
Location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Id:  312
# of Openings:  1

The COP will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. The Chief of Party shall be expected to have regular and transparent communication with the AOR.
  • A Master's degree or higher in Public Health, international development, Health Administration, Business Administration, or related field is required.
  • A minimum of twelve years of progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for sub-Saharan/developing countries; of which ten years must have been in a Chief of Party role of a large development program preferably PEPFAR project of comparable size and scope, is desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with a depth and breadth of technical and management expertise is required.
  • Experience in managing HIV programs and experience with a USG cooperative agreement and PEPFAR is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of comprehensive HIV/AIDS program in Ethiopia and knowledgeable in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment including relevant structural issue in Ethiopia is required.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders. Experience in interacting positively with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies is desirable.
  • Demonstrated strategic vision, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills in English to fulfill the diverse technical, managerial and administration requirements of the project description are required.
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company that works to improve the quality of health care, education and social services in the U.S. and around the world. We provide technical assistance and field research to strengthen health systems and service quality by empowering health workers to find and expand proven and locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. We are headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland along with our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), which provides expertise in social marketing, communications, and outreach. Established in 1965, our work spans over 30 countries around the globe. URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide.

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