Chief of Party

THE ROLE: Chief of Party: Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA)

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Chief of Party that will lead the anticipated USAID-funded Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA) in Sierra Leone. The SIHSA is designed to improve the quality of family planning, maternal newborn child and adolescent health, and malaria services; promote adoption of crucial health behaviors; and strengthen the stewardship and governance of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, both at central and district levels in Sierra Leone.

The Chief of Party (COP) will be a senior leadership position, and will provide overall strategic direction in the design, management, implementation, and overall quality assurance of the SIHSA project. The COP will be the primary point of contact with USAID and be responsible for the sustainability of project interventions. The COP will collaborate with the Ministry of Health and other partners to provide high-level technical and managerial support for effective capacity building at the local level. The COP will also oversee a team of experts and support staff, prepare reports and annual operating plans, align project initiatives with in-country priorities, and ensure the program is compliant with USAID regulations and Save the Children’s policies and procedures. 

Save the Children is currently accepting applications for the Chief of Party position.  Kindly note that any final offer is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s Degree in global health, public health or international development or Medical Degree is ideal; Bachelor’s Degree is required

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Prior experience as Chief of Party or Deputy COP; 
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ of professional experience designing, managing and implementing large and complex integrated health and service delivery programs; 
  • Proven experience of budget management across multiple field sites and with multiple partners.
  • At least five years of senior program experience working and living in a developing country; ideally within Sierra Leone or West Africa;  
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches, regulations, compliance, and reporting requirements; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build teams. Includes experience hiring and supervising personnel, and effectively leading in team situations to deliver project results; 
  • Substantial experience in maintaining external relations with government, community stakeholders and civil society; and in convening diverse stakeholders and representing donor, government, and project priorities; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments is important; 
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time; and to stay and work in basic conditions.
  • Experience in integrating gender, diversity and inclusion into program activities.
  • Experience in managing program teams, including coordinators, across multiple geographic sites, including staff development, coaching, and performance management.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent documentation and report-writing skills.
  • Proficiency in computer e.g.  MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel. 
  • Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 Year

Closing Date:  30th June, 2022

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applicants are advised that 

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment.  Any request in this direction should be immediately

Please apply in English using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.

      Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided by Careers.sl.

      Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications 

WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

 

Date advertised: 6 May 2022

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022 - 23:59 GMT

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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