The Chief of Party (COP) will serve as the point of contact for a large-scale USAID-funded program focused on prevention, care and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. Reporting to the Managing Director, the COP will provide leadership, vision, strategic guidance and management toward the realization of key program objectives and targets. He/she will be responsible for all aspects of the program, including management and oversight of activities to expand access to TB services, improve treatment coverage, and strengthen the sustainability of effective TB response systems
- Coordinate with finance staff to oversee streamlined operational and financial processes and provide financial management capacity building to client organizations. Ensure compliance with the financial and administrative requirements of the award.
- Ensure timely and quality completion of all technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with donor and national guidelines.
- Support the project team in monitoring the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high-quality work and internal cost control.
- Serve as the primary point of contact and ensure strong collaboration with donor and government counterparts and other key stakeholders. Maintain high level of communication with donor points of contact within concerning technical, programmatic, business and administrative aspects of award.
- Supervise the work and assess the performance of senior project staff, long- and short-term advisors, and consultants. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being and ensure the work environment fosters diversity, gender equality and inclusion.
- Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to BroadReach safety and security policies and plans, including COVID-19 protocols.
- Ensure the strategic and functional integration of TB prevention, case finding and diagnosis, and care and treatment, as well as cross-cutting issues such as health systems strengthening, research and innovation, private sector engagement, and sustainability.
- Collaborative nature of working across different teams
- Confident and comfortable to challenge senior stakeholder thinking
- Good negotiation skills with the ability to navigate and relate at all levels
- Good influencing and interpersonal skills with people at all levels
- Ability to effectively prioritize and plan work
- Committed to high standards and continuous improvement
- Be solution focused
- Ability to operate in a high-pressure environment with conflicting priorities and tight timelines
- Ability to speak and present proposals with conviction
Qualification & Experience:
- Medical degree in a clinical discipline or PhD in public health or related field, with significant project management experience preferred.
- Advanced degree in medicine, public health, nursing, or other relevant field, preferably with a specialization in epidemiology or infectious disease.
- Demonstrated ability to manage donor funded projects, including financial, human resource, compliance and quality assurance components with preference given to candidates with knowledge of USG rules and regulations.
- Minimum of 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant management and technical experience, including at least 7 years of experience in senior leadership positions on medium to large donor-funded programs (annual revenue of $5 million or more).
- Technical expertise, experience and a strong network in education, prevention, and treatment of TB and/or infectious diseases and health systems strengthening for improved TB service delivery.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA
Application Deadline: N/A