Chief of Party at Palladium, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 27 October 2018

Palladium is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief of Party in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 5 years.

Palladium’s mission is to catalyze an enriched future for all.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Chief of Party will perform the following functions:

  • Provide overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff and the overall project; supervises project staff.
  • Ensure the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas, as well as strong collaboration with USAID, other implementers, and local counterparts.
  • Is responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results, as specified by USAID/Uganda.
  • Oversee project planning, provides technical direction and support, and ensures implementation, with a focus on results and financial accountability for all project activities.
  • Advise on integrated health systems strengthening and multi-sectoral governance technical approaches.
  • Balance the interests of various stakeholders and supports participatory governance through multisectoral partnerships.
  • Coordinate with other USG projects, as well as other development partners, to ensure collaboration and integrated approaches.
  • Communicate/work with the central government, local government, civil society organizations, private sector representatives, and other key stakeholders.
  • Represent the project to senior policymakers and in professional and donor forums.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in public health, international development, or a related field is required.
  • Previous experience as a COP, DCOP, or upper level project management strongly desired.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in international development and/or public health; at least 6-8 years of which have been spent as a COP, DCOP or upper level project management, preferably on projects implementing successful integrated health and nutrition, health systems, and/or governance activities.
  • Previous experience working in Uganda, with a deep understanding of local integrated health systems, and a strong understanding of the inner workings of central, district, and local governments strongly desired. Established contacts and working relationships with government plus.
  • Experience establishing and strengthening productive and collaborative relationships with government counterparts, particularly at the central level, national and local organizations, private sector, and other donor organizations.
  • Experience working for large USAID-funded projects; knowledge of USAID contract management, policies, procedures, regulations and reporting requirements strongly preferred.
  • Experience supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
  • Strong leadership, program, organizational management, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Nationality of Uganda.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit Palladium.