Chief of Party (m/f)

PSI - Population Services International

PSI is recruiting a Chief of Party (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • To be based in Maputo and reporting to Country Representative, we are looking for a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated $50 million 5 year USAID-funded project in Mozambique. The project will support the increase of sustainable access to water and sanitation services in Mozambique, with focus on small towns, rural growth-centers, and peri-urban areas, with an overall goal of improving well-being of communities, especially women and girls in Mozambique, to be achieved via the three interrelated objectives: 1) WASH sector governance strengthened; 2) Availability of water and sanitation services expanded; 3) Adoption of key WASH behavior accelerated
  • Oversee the design and implementation of a WASH project that includes strengthening WASH governance, developing the WASH market and accelerating the adoption of key WASH behaviors
  • Provide expertise in developing and executing sustainable solutions for increasing demand and supply of WASH products and services, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth
  • Serve as 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 WASH 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, and marketing, monitoring, evaluation and learning, in order to successfully co-create and support sustainable models for water and sanitation
  • Develop business plan outlining financial sustainability of the initiative
  • Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments
  • 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 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
  • 7+ years’ experience in the WASH sector or providing technical assistance to improve WASH sector performance, ideally in Africa
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects local organizations and partners
  • Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff
  • Ability to manage agreements and all required 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 is required; fluency in Portuguese is a plus
  • Mozambican citizen
  • Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted
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  • Publicado 22.10.2020
  • Expira 31.10.2020
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