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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Chief of Party Job at Abt Associates - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Chief of Party

Jobs at:
Abt Associates

Deadline of this Job:
Open

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
About USAID Vector Control Task Project:
Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2009, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
Job Summary: The Chief of Party provides overall leadership, management, and supervision to the project, and acts as the primary liaison between the project, USAID and the government. The jobholder provides overall strategic direction, operations management, technical leadership, and financial and administrative compliance for all project activities to ensure IRS campaigns meet desired outcomes, are completed on-time, and within budget.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project Chief of Party job placement should hold a Masters Degree (minimum) or a Doctorate Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Medicine and international health experience, with significant experience in malaria prevention and control.
  • Possess senior management experience in large international health projects/programs. Specific experience with IRS or other malaria control programs and USAID project experience, are highly desirable.
  •  Proven ability to work with minimum direction and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members.
  • Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets.
  • Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications and organizational skills.
  •  Excellent computer skills, computer software programs, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience with USAID funded programs and/ or other international development experience.
  • English language fluency.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to VectorControl_Uganda@abtassoc.com  with the position title in the subject line of the email.
NB: Documentation required to be considered includes a Cover Page, CV, biodata form, payslip from the most recent position held, copies of educational certificates/degrees, and contact information of at least 3 references we can contact (must include email addresses and phone numbers).