Chief of Party (m/f)

PSI - Population Services International

PSI is recruiting a Chief of Party (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • We are looking for a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated $25 million 5-year funded project in Mozambique. The project will support the increase of sustainable access to sanitation services in Mozambique, focusing on small towns and peri-urban areas. The overall strategic goal is achieving improved well-being of communities, especially women and girls in Mozambique, by ensuring increased use and sustainable management of sanitation services via the two interrelated objectives: 1) Availability of water and sanitation services expanded; 2) Adoption of key WASH behaviors accelerated:
  • Oversee the design and implementation of a sanitation project that includes strengthening sanitation governance, developing the sanitation market, and accelerating the adoption of key sanitation behaviors
  • Provide expertise in developing and executing sustainable solutions for increasing demand and supply of sanitation products and services, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth
  • Serve as the main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID
  • Facilitate senior-level policy and dialogue with the sub-national governments and relevant Ministries and partners
  • Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards
  • Lead internal and external program planning and reporting, including annual work planning with sub-award partners
  • Contribute to supporting the design and dissemination of innovative solutions for sanitation products in Mozambique, including providing effective guidance and support to technical members of the in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project
  • Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds, including finance, marketing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, to successfully co-create and support sustainable models for water and sanitation
  • Ensure sound financial management, including programmatic budgeting, spending projections, and monitoring of payments in compliance with USAID standards
  • Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements (Quarterly and Annual Status reports, quarterly financial reports, etc.)
  • Masters’ degree or higher in Business, Management, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of successful experience as Project Director or large donor-funded technical assistance teams for a project of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries. Progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision of staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables
  • Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of complex, high-value, multi-activity projects with a significant focus on market-based sanitation approaches
  • 7+ years’ experience in the sanitation sector or providing technical assistance to improve sanitation sector performance, ideally in Africa
  • A demonstrable understanding of sector issues in Mozambique, including issues of public sector governance, institutional capacity building, and output-based performance programming
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects, local organizations, and partners
  • Ability to manage agreements and all necessary programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management
  • Knowledge of USG grant implementation is preferred
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Fluency in English and in Portuguese
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check
  • Due to the high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted
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  • Publicado 29.03.2021
  • Expira 10.04.2021
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