16-269: Chief of Party
Country: South Sudan
Department: International Operations
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The purpose of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Livelihoods, Vulnerability, and Resilience Program (LVRP) Annual Program Statement (APS) is to support USAID’s goal of improving livelihoods in conflict affected areas of South Sudan with stressed and crisis levels of food insecurity.
Under the direction of the Country Director, the Chief of Party (COP) shall be responsible for the overall management of the program and supervise program implementation and staff and serve as the principle interlocutor with USAID and key stakeholders within the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs, partners, donors, and other government agencies. The COP will ensure the program meets stated goals and reporting requirements and takes the leadership role in coordination among various partners, and sub-recipients and/or contractors.
Lead a consortium of three or more partners
With key consortium members, program staff, and other stakeholders the COP will ensure strategic objectives and program results are accomplished and meet technical quality standards.
Ensure that strategy and vision for the program are innovative and congruent with USAID and IMC program strategy in South Sudan.
Conduct periodic technical reviews, ensure best practices are followed, and provide overall technical oversight to consortium members.
Oversee project monitoring and evaluation system, ensure learning capture.
Ensure integration with other IMC program activities as appropriate.
Coordinate with other ongoing projects and partners to maintain consistency and avoid redundancy.
Management and Administration
Ensure staff tracking of program budget, financial and material assets.
Ensure staff timely and accurate report finances and program status review of financial performance against the budget, and tracking of variances.
Ensure staff compliance with USAID and IMC regulations
Provide leadership to the consortium, ensure subawardees fulfill and deliver on their assigned scope of work and subawards terms.
Act as primary project contact to USAID, taking responsibility for addressing all related program matters as identified by USAID.
Strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies in collaboration with the IMC South Sudan Country Director.
Manage relationships with the Government of South Sudan.
Oversee program communication strategies including compliance with USAID marking and branding requirements.
Contribute to the creation and maintenance of a positive image and overall credibility of IMC, notably through the application of IMCs Code of Conduct, ethics, and values.
Recruit, lead, manage, and supervise IMC and consortium staff to meet objectives of the program.
Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance, ensure high levels of motivation and teamwork.
Manage recruitment portfolio for the program in collaboration with IMC South Sudan country program management to ensure optimum service delivery.
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
•At least a Master’s Degree in health, social services, management, or business administration, or related field.
•At least ten years’ experience in managing complex USAID programs, preferably in South Sudan, or programs of similar scope and size.
•Previous experience as a country director or Chief of Party
•At least ten years of demonstrated technical experience as senior staff in livelihoods and food security
•At least seven years’ experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating resilience programs in Africa of similar size and complexity.
•At least seven years’ experience in program management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams.
•Professional-level proficiency/fluency in both oral and written English language.
•Demonstrated ability to create synergies and work effectively with government representatives, for profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
•Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
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