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Jobs Pathfinder International, Chief of Party

Chief of Party

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people,
regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when
to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the
lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments,
communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove
barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together,
we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save
women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the
need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young
people are able to choose their own paths forward.

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Pathfinder is seeking a Chief of Party to provide overall strategic
leadership and oversight for an upcoming five year USAID reproductive,
maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health proposal in Tanzania. The
project aims to increase the demand for and use of quality integrated
RMNCAH services in target regions, particularly women of reproductive
age, youth and children, by improving access to quality RMNCAH services
in both facilities and the surrounding communities, promoting positive
health-seeking behaviors among Tanzania’s population, and enhancing the
overall policy environment for RMNCAH service delivery. A five-year
activity under a Contract mechanism is anticipated through full and open

The Chief of Party (COP) will have an appropriate balance of leadership,
managerial, technical, and interpersonal skills and experience. They
shall have a deep understanding of the overall goals and objectives of
an RMNCAH program, based on the country situation, and be able to
articulate the strategic vision for the project. They will have
demonstrated experience inspiring and motivating teams in complex
environments. They will also have experience interacting with host
country agencies, including central and local government, USAID,
development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations.

Strong Preference for Tanzania citizens and then regional third country nationals

Key Job Outcomes

  • Provides strategic direction of all project activities. Develops and
    updates the project strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic
    directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with
    USAID priorities.
  • Ensures the project achieves the greatest possible impact including
    providing the necessary leadership to inspire and motivate the project
    team to implement performance objectives and mandates in a timely and
    cost-efficient fashion and meet the highest quality standards and value
    for money.
  • Ensures project compliance with USAID rules/regulations and
    Pathfinder SOPs, including technical guidelines pertaining to technical
    area compliance
  • Serves as the senior representative for the Project to USAID, host
    country government agencies, development partners, and civil society
    organizations. Cultivates and strengthens positive, productive
    relationships and ensures that Pathfinder is consistently viewed as an
    effective implementing partner achieving project targets.
  • Together with other members of the country leadership team, leverage non-USAID funds to support expanded program activities.
  • Supervise/mentor/coach senior project staff members to reach their
    full leadership potential and create a culture of learning and knowledge
  • Develop a framework for learning and create an organizational culture of learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Oversee development of project knowledge products and communications
    that showcase the project’s impact and promote them broadly.
  • In collaboration with the MEL Advisor provide leadership and
    direction to ensure robust monitoring and evaluation strategies,
    frameworks, plans, systems and indicators to capture and
    monitor/evaluate project resources, performance and results.
  • Collaborates closely with senior Project staff, and with
    implementing agencies and their respective long-term advisors, to design
    and operationalize an annual project planning cycle, which formulates
    comprehensive, integrated annual project workplans and budgets.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Financial Management and
    Operations, establish and maintain the ongoing financial and grants
    operations, including monthly pipeline reviews to ensure accountability
    of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting
    of finance deliverables.
  • In coordination with the Pathfinder Contracts Officer, contract with
    and manage local individuals/organizations for identified tasks
    Including managing and directing activities of subcontractors and
    partners to create synergy and ensure project activities are carried out
    in accordance with donor and Pathfinder rules/regulations.
  • Partner successfully with Pathfinder’s Program Director and
    Headquarters financial, technical, and operations officers by providing
    accurate and timely reporting, updates on the project progress, monitor
    quality of project implementation, and coordinate provision of relevant
    technical assistance based on project needs.
  • Ensure that appropriate security guidelines and procedures are
    established, maintained, updated regularly, and adhered to by staff.
    Monitor the security situation and provide leadership for staff in

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies

  • Experience interacting with host country agencies, including central
    and local government, development partners, civil society, and
    community-based organizations is essential.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other
    donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of relevant technical expertise and
    experience, interpersonal skills and professional relationships.
  • Familiarity with U.S. government policies, regulations, and
    legislative requirements relating to the use of family planning funding
    is useful.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a project team and achieve results.
  • High level of organization and decision-making skills appropriate for working in a fast paced and complex environment.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies

  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to
    family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child
    health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a
    member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to
    manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence
    others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication

Required Education, Training And Experience

  • Advanced Degree in public health with over 12 years of experience in a related field of study;
  • Over 12 years of progressive program management experience
    overseeing multi-faceted and complex sexual and reproductive health
    (SRH) programs.
  • Professional experience working in a senior management position for USAID funded health projects.

Other Information

  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 35%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
  • Please Note: This position is contingent upon project award and funding.


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