Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism - Chief of Party
Company and Opportunity Overview:
Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company (Kaizen) is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven development and spur sustainable entrepreneurship and investments. We leverage existing knowledge, new technologies, local peer networks, and innovative business models to support local reforms that are sustained through market forces.
Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 200 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in emerging markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, health, finance, agriculture, governance, economic growth, energy and environment, and water.
Kaizen is now searching for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated Global Health Risk and Capacity Mechanism (GHRC) activity. Per the USAID anticipated solicitation statement: “The primary objective of the mechanism is to provide partners and Missions support they need for success in working directly with local organizations across USAID/Global Health’s portfolio, building on the successes and lessons learned from PEPFAR’s local partner transition as well as other Localization efforts across the Agency. The mechanism will support identifying, treating, and mitigating risks, provide effective and individualized capacity development support for programmatic and operational excellence, improve monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and improve Missions’ ability to provide oversight and manage local partners.”
The project will prioritize countries with ongoing PEPFAR programming, including Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide management oversight of the activity and act as the primary point of contact with USAID about day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract. The COP must also have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed. The COP is also responsible for facilitating communication and close coordination with all stakeholders of the activity. This position will be based in Washington, D.C.
- Lead localization objectives, collaborating with other project team to ensure successful completion of the project’s mandate;
- Provide vision and overall leadership to program operations;
- Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID on day-to-day activity implementation and management issues;
- Lead work planning and oversee all project management systems including finance and administration, human resources;
- Directly supervise senior staff, including hiring;
- Drive the achievement of program results by ensuring the provision of timely, relevant, high-quality services;
- At least ten (10) years of demonstrated relevant experience within an international development context, and a demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with international organizations; US Government agencies; and NGO partners, private sector partners, and host country governments (including senior government officials) in developing countries;
- Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated senior-level leadership experience (e.g., Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Director) for global health programming, experience working with PEPFAR funding recommended;
- Master’s degree in management, international development, social sciences, economics, or business administration or a related field required.
- Understanding of USAID localization policies/tools, including but not limited to HICD, NPI, OCA, and NUPUS.
- Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of capacity development and organizational risk assessment tools and methodologies, specifically related to health monitoring, evaluation, learning, and data quality assurance.
- Fluency in English oral and written communication.
- Demonstrated work experience and knowledge related to HIV/AIDS and PEPFAR programming, along with other areas of focus like malaria, infectious disease, maternal and child health, and family planning.
- Demonstrated work experience with USAID global health projects in PEPFAR program locations (Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
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At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.