Chief of Party


VillageReach is recruiting a Chief of Party, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time
Project (LMSC) Leadership (60%)
  • Lead overall planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and management of project performance including management of any sub- partners
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain a high performing team of senior project coordinators e.g., M & E and Provincial Supply Chain Coordinators
  • Ensure compliance for program deliverables and financial reporting including budget monitoring and management in close collaboration with the Grants & Contracts Associate
  • Work collaboratively with VillageReach Global Technical Team (GTT) for the purpose of drawing from their technical skills to advance program design and implementation
  • Review Supply Chain Program structure and staffing to ensure effective and cost-efficient implementation and program geographic expansion
  • Represent the project at key partnership forums and government platforms
  • Lead the Public-Private sector collaboration in Outsource Distribution (OD) in conjunction with the VillageReach’s Outsource Transport Resource Centre (OTRC) team
Government capacity Building (25%)
  • Develop and lead the implementation of strategies and processes for knowledge capture, skills building transfer and transition of supply chain solutions to government
  • Align the program with government strategies and ongoing supply chain interventions
  • Build government capacity to manage the transition to government
Strategic Direction (15%)
  • Contribute to the vision, strategic direction and management of the current and future programming in order to achieve the objectives and expected outcomes and to help the government meet their projected indicators
  • Set the VillageReach Mozambique strategic vision in supply chain, in line with the overall VillageReach strategy and impact targets, and work with team to develop a roadmap for implementing that strategic vision
  • Lead the Country Office team in positioning VillageReach’s interventions and ensure alignment with CMAM’s strategic plan
  • Provide strategic oversight and development of new opportunities and new programs. Ensure appropriate strategic leadership to major programmatic initiatives
Business Development and Partnership Management (10%)
  • Manage relationships with key national and provincial stakeholders including United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Central Medical Stores (CMAM), Health Provincial Directorate (SPS), United States Government (USG) technical partners, and others as needed
  • Lead the coordination and strengthening of partnerships with other MOH supply chain partners that enhance VillageReach goals and increase our impact
  • Raise visibility of work done in the supply chain space
  • Prepare business development plans for supply chain-related topics in collaboration with the Country Director
  • Develop proposals and concept notes for possible opportunities
  • The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of individual in this specific role:
  • Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship: Demonstrate leadership by being a positive example to others, a positive force programmatically and organizationally; foster a culture of innovation
  • Initiative and Results: Proactively enhance the quality of programs, outputs, workplace environment and relationships
  • Writing and analytical skills: superb writing skills and the ability to assemble, distill and analyze all necessary information for proposal writing, reporting and presentations
  • Problem solving, creative thinking and analytical skills: Ability to collect and analyze information quickly and efficiently to identify issues and provide solutions that are feasible and appropriate to the local context
  • Confidence to share innovative best practices and opportunities for change with a diverse group of peers
  • Foresee needs and develop solutions accordingly
  • Interpersonal skills: Conduct oneself with sensitivity, awareness and respect when working with diverse groups of people, including VillageReach staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners
  • Dependability: Act at all times as a reliable and effective team player, volunteering to help without being asked;
  • Commitment to learning and Growth: Demonstrate commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields and apply solutions to obstacles to organizational effectiveness
  • Consistency: Demonstrate consistent and productive attendance and work record
  • Compliance: Follow VillageReach policies and procedures
  • Personal qualities: Energy, Intelligence, diplomacy, sound practical judgement and the ability to work independently without supervision. Resilience and flexibility in responding to setbacks and challenges
  • Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
  • Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
  • Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
  • Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making
  • Education & Experience:
  • Master’s Degree in Public health, supply chain management or related degree with at least 10 years of senior management experience in managing large and complex projects or a Bachelor’s degree in public health, supply chain management or related degree with at least 10 years of experience in managing large, complex projects
  • A track record of measurable success, managing high-paced and challenging programs
  • Experience managing a USAID, PEPFAR or other US government funded program required
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to liaise and negotiate with key stakeholders in Government and other organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a senior policy level
  • Demonstrated ability in both technical and operational program leadership
  • Demonstrated capacity to liaise and negotiate with key stakeholders in Government and other organizations
  • Demonstrated ability in both technical and operational program leadership
  • Strong writing and presentation skills (will be asked to provide a writing sample); and
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, guide and supervise teams of similar size with a similar scope of work
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Comfort working in a virtual team environment
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English; strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Some experience with laboratory systems preferred
  • Self-starter that can work independently to advance project objectives efficiently
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks problem-solve and work under pressure
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise project staff in Maputo and in the provinces (At least 15 members of staff). Supervisors are expected to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Commitment to diversity & inclusion: VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce
  • Compensation: VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. The range for this position is $77,200 to $95,600. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history
Perfil da empresa

  • VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most underreached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 58 million people in subSaharan Africa. VillageReach in incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique. The Vice President, Partnerships & Impact is responsible for inspiring the organization to develop robust evidence, forge innovative partnerships, increase resource mobilization and critically question our theory of impact. The ideal candidate for this position will be an inspiring, pragmatic, resourceful, and strategic leader who has a strong commitment to driving impact and improving health equity; a deep understanding of the complex policy issues at the regional and global levels impacting the uptake of transformative change in community health systems; a proven track record of developing impactful, multi-sectoral partnerships and collaborations; and the managerial acumen to lead a cross-functional team of leaders to expand VillageReach’s impact and influence. This position will be remote and may be located in one of the African countries where VillageReach has presence (South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, DRC, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, or Liberia) or on the East Coast of the US (NY, MD or DC preferred). This position is not eligible for relocation and candidates must already be qualified to work without the need for sponsorship.

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  • Publicado 07.06.2023
  • Expira 30.06.2023
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