Chief of Party Job at International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Job Title: Chief of Party
Location: Uganda
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. With nearly 10,000 members and subscribers from 145 countries, The Union is a federation and has its headquarters in Paris and regional and country offices serving the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia regions. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research. Each department engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers training and other capacity-building activities leading to health solutions for the poor. For more information, please visit our website: www.theunion.org.
Our Mission: The Union brings innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle- income populations. Our Vision: Health solutions for the poor. Our Values: Quality…we deliver our services and products to the highest possible standards. Accountability…we are responsible stewards of resources and deliver on our commitments. Independence…we maintain the freedom to pursue innovation and are guided by the best evidence to improve the health of the poor. Solidarity…we stand together as one Union to overcome the greatest challenges to improve health among the communities we serve.
Vacancies: The Union has potentially three positions to fill to support a five-year USAID/Uganda National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTLP) in Uganda. The project is expected to be launched in January 2013. Please note that recruitment will depend on The Union’s successful application for funding from USAID/Uganda.
The positions are: Chief of Party shall have the requisite qualifications and experience sufficient to ensure a balance of technical, managerial and inter personal skills. S/he shall be well versed with the program goals and objectives and at all times, maintain and articulate the strategic vision for the program. S/he shall be responsible for interacting with and representing the program to the Ministry of Health and to other donor agencies. The skills and experience of the Chief of Party shall be complementary to those of the Deputy Chief of Party. Specifically the Chief of Party will have:
·         A Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health. Medicine or equivalent related field;
·         At least ten years’ progressively responsible experience working in public health in the fields of infectious disease, maternal and child health, with at least three years working in TB;
·         Demonstrated leadership skills in working and collaborating with other donors, host country institutions, and international organisations;
·         At least four years’ relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff;
·         Documented experience in working with host government institutions and providing the level of technical assistance that is required for a program of this level;
·         Excellent past performance references (contacts shall be provided);
·         Working knowledge of and experience with USAID project management, policies and procedures;
·         Excellent organisational, analytical, oral and written communication skills;
·         Relevant field experience in similar settings with significant management responsibility.
How to apply: 
Applicants interested in applying should send their CV and a cover letter to hr@theunion.org. Closing Date: Thursday, 6 September 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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