Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Chief of Party, Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES), Uganda

Location UG-Kampala
Job ID
2017-1717
Category
Project Management
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.

In collaboration with The People & Capacity Group, SSS is looking for a Chief of Party (COP), for a $23 million, 5-year USAID funded project in Uganda. The purpose of the USAID’s Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) contract is to facilitate, promote and enhance evidence-based programming and reporting in Uganda’s health system, particularly its response against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Responsibilities

Promoting and creating awareness of the SITES program and achieving program goals

  • Oversee all project activities and liaising with USAID and other stakeholders in Uganda
  • Oversee contract implementation, providing the technical vision and approach, and managing the project team and subcontractors
  • Ensure the project complies with award terms and conditions, USAID and SSS policies and regulations, and that systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste and abuse
  • Lead the development of annual work plans, project budgets, and reports
  • Monitor and evaluate all work. Ensure clear delineation of roles and responsibilities.
  • Analyze budgets, prepare financial reports, and provide recommendations to HQ on budget expenditures.
  • Lead efforts to communicate project goals and the results of project activities to USAID and in-country stakeholders through presentations, social media, topic briefs, etc.Lead and direct staff and operations 

Plan and coordinate the flow of work in collaboration with the DCOP

  • Supervise, train, and guide staff
  • Establish work plans and annual performance goals for each team member, in collaboration with the DCOP, ensuring timely and quality execution of group deliverables
  • Make recommendations concerning employment, termination, performance, and other personnel actions
  • Ensure that Standards of Conduct, the Employee Handbook, and other corporate and applicable policies, procedures, and schedules are adhered to
  • Recommend, approve, and implement operation’s policies, procedures, and schedules within limits of authority

Manage coordination mechanisms with relevant stakeholders

  • Serve as the principal liaison with USAID and other stakeholders, to continuously align project activities with USAID priorities in a dynamic environment.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree with five (5) years of experience (in addition to the 10 years’ requirement noted below), in Business Management, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Statistics, Applied Research or related field
  • Or a Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of experience (in addition to the 10 years’ requirement noted below), in Business Management, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Statistics, Applied Research or related field
  • Ten (10) years of working in M&E of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, five of which must be at senior management level
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations
  • Proven experience successfully managing large projects and coordinating work across activities and subcontractors
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent past performance references

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Senior-level experience leading and directing international projects and/or working knowledge with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures is desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PEPFAR, GOU and other stakeholder data requirements and a good understanding of the political economy around HIV/AIDS programming at USG and GOU is desiredExperience supervising complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries.Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, and team management skills.
  • Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop staff capacity in cross-cultural settings.
  • Experience in decentralized health service delivery and good knowledge of health care system in the sub-Saharan African.

SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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