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International Organisation hiring Chief of Party for the Human Resources for Health Project


Liberia, 29 March 2016

Overview:

Chief of Party (COP) needed for the new Human Resources for Health (HRH) project, who will work as an integral part of Liberia MCSP HRH's technical and management teams and will report to the Country Director. The COP will provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmematic, technical, and financial integrity for the "Strengthening Liberia's Frontline Health Workforce Post-Ebola" (HRH) programme under MCSP in Liberia. Liberia's MCSP HRH programme aims to strengthen the capability and resilience of Liberia's frontline health workforce to address second order impacts from the Ebola crisis while strengthening the resilience of the workforce to provide quality, safe and respectful services. The COP will work closely the Country Director and DCOP for the overall strategic, programmematic, technical, and financial management of MCSP HRH Liberia. The COP will also work with the technical team leads and programme manager to ensure that resources are applied appropriately (e.g. human, financial and material). Responsibilities include overseeing annual work planning, implementation and reporting of project activities, representing MCSP HRH to donors and partners, and management of the project as required. The COP will also contribute to the strategy and management of the Jhpiego/MCSP Liberia Office. In the absence of the Country Director, the COP may be required to undertake the responsibilities of that position on a temporary basis.

The Maternal and Child Survival programme (MCSP) is a global, USAID Cooperative Agreement operating in 24 high priority countries to introduce and support high-impact health interventions with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation. The programme is focused on ensuring that all women, newborns and children most in need have equitable access to quality health care services to save lives. USAID's MCSP supports programmeming in maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment. USAID's MCSP engages governments, policymakers, private sector leaders, health care providers, civil society, faith-based organizations and communities in adopting and accelerating proven approaches to address the major causes of maternal, newborn and child mortality such as postpartum hemorrhage, birth asphyxia and diarrhea, respectively, and improve the quality of health services, from household to hospital. Jhpiego Liberia is implanting the "Strengthening Liberia's Frontline Health Workforce Post-Ebola" programme which aims to strengthen the capability and resilience of Liberia's frontline health workforce to address second order impacts from the Ebola crisis while strengthening the resilience of the workforce to provide quality, safe and respectful services.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, and provide programmematic and technical leadership for, the strategic planning of activities in support of the programme goals and objectives, including the determination of programme priorities and appropriate technical initiatives

  • Strengthen pre-service education in the project sites

  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within the local government units, the MOH, USAID, as well as any other key stakeholders in Liberia, to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities

  • Advise Liberian counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions

  • Provide leadership in the design of interventions ensuring that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, include high impact practices and are sustainable

  • Represent MCSP HRH in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations

  • In close collaboration with the Country Director, coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the MCSP HRH programme to ensure successful implementation

  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, Liberia MOH, CD, Technical Team Leads and other key partners

  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of MCSP HRH outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with programme goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results

  • Oversee the development of training curricula and quality improvement systems related to RMNCH.

  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to MCSP HRH and its development

  • Ensure resources for programme implementation are available

  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets

  • Work closely with MCSP HQ office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation

  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID

  • Respond to donors in a timely manner, ensure that the programme is meeting deadlines, and ensure on time, accurate reporting.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2015

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