USAID PATH Jobs – Chief of Party, Uganda Advocacy for Better Health Program

Project: United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) Advocacy for Better Health
Kampala, Uganda
 About PATH:
PATH is an international
nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We
take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact,
low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative
programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and
our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.
The goal of this program is
to contribute to improvements in the quality, availability and accessibility of
health services by increasing citizens’ knowledge and voice; increasing
community participation in health service delivery planning and improvements;
and fostering cooperation among civil society actors on issues of common
benefit in order to strengthen the sector over the long term. The key program
objectives are to:
  • Ensure
    that communities in selected districts can identify and articulate their
    needs and demand quality services;
  • Ensure
    that the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) develop effective advocacy
    initiatives, and are able to represent the communities’ demands for 
    better  quality  services;  and 
  • Build
    the technical and operational capacity of the CSOs to qualify them as
    potential direct recipients of future USAID funding. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide
    overall programmatic and fiscal management of the project, including
    achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments,
    making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government
    and PATH regulations;
  • Act
    as primary liaison with donor personnel and ensure that project operations
    and sub-grantee management activities are fully in compliance with USAID
    regulations and integrated with host-country
  • Maintain
    a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in Uganda,
    and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and
    advisory groups.
  • Establish
    systems to ensure compliance with all donor-related, PATH, and
    program-specific policies 
  • Guide
    planning, coordination, and technical direction of project strategy and
    work plan, and implementation of all activities within the work plan to
    high professional standards;
  • Develop
    and oversee the project framework against specified results, monitoring
    the project’s performance and ensure the quality and timely submission of
    project deliverables;
  • Provide
    technical assistance to project staff and in-country partner
    organizations, ministries, and health service delivery points;
  • Works
    with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to develop M&E
    strategy, frameworks, and indicators, and monitors project performance
    towards expected results. 
  • Oversee
    results and impact reporting to USAID, ensuring timely and complete
    submission of all financial and performance reports and responses to donor
    requests for information;
  • Recruit,
    supervise, mentor, and motivate project team including staff from PATH and
    international and national partners, and ensure implementation of PATH
    personnel policies;
  • Directly
    supervise key personnel to include Deputy Chief of Party; Advocacy and
    Partnership Specialist; Finance and Grants Manager; M&E Specialist;
    and Capacity Development Specialist.
  • Supervise
    the Finance and Grants Manager in developing and monitoring budgets for
    the project to ensure that effective linkages between technical
    components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the
    project are maintained.
  • Seek
    to leverage non-USAID funds to support enhanced program activities.
Skills and Experience:
  • A
    Masters’ degree or higher in a relevant field (public health, management,
    capacity development, social sciences)
  • At
    least ten years of experience in development working with local
    governments, civil society and communities.
  • Demonstrated
    understanding and knowledge of decentralization in the Uganda context,
    Uganda’s socio-political economy, advocacy, health and education sectors;
  • Demonstrated
    managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor
    projects involving coordination with multiple program partners or
    institutions in Uganda or the region.
  • Experience
    leading, designing, delivering, influencing advocacy programs.
  • Demonstrated
    dedication to coaching, mentoring and capacity-building of team members
    and partners. 
  • Experience
    interacting with host country government agencies including local
    governments, development partners, and civil society organizations
    including community based organizations is essential.
  • Experience
    in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff
    and short-term technical assistance.
  • Past
    experience working with United States Government (USG) supported projects
    and experience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity
    of local organizations and sub-grantees in USG- supported grants is
  • Strong
    interpersonal skills and organizational skills;
  • Highly
    skilled in coaching, mentoring and capacity-building of team members
    and partners. 
  • Proven
    ability to work with and manage a diverse international team and proven
    record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and
    interpersonal skills;
  • Proven
    ability to develop and monitor project budgets;
  • Knowledge
    of USAID financial management and reporting requirements is highly
  • Excellent
    representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in
    English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages.
  • Excellent
    knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Demonstrated
    team player with visionary leadership;
  • Ability
    to travel up to 25% of the time
to Apply:
All applicants must have
legal authorization to work in Uganda to be considered and confirm this in
their cover letter. Application materials must be submitted in English.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this
position and how you meet the requirements.  All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below for details on How to Apply and fill
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