Job Title: Chief of Party – Breakthrough ACTION HC4 project – Eswatini

Reports To: Team Leader (based in Baltimore, MD, USA)

Location: Mbabane, Eswatini

Major Responsibilities

The Chief of Party (CoP) will provide overall leadership, project management and oversight for the HIV Response: Coordination, Community Capacity and Communication (HC4) project in Eswatini. The CoP will liaise with the National Emergency Response Committee on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Tinkhundla and Development (MTAD) and local, regional and national leaders in implementing the HC4 project and to facilitate leadership of the HIV response by communities and municipalities. The CoP will represent Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in Eswatini.

Specific responsibilities

• Overseeing the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project.

• Setting priorities for the project’s overall technical vision; providing strategic leadership and management direction.

• Working closely with M&E to oversee the refinement, expansion and use of the Community Data for Action Platform (CDAP) and document its successful use

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with NERCHA, MOH, MTAD, and NGOs at the national and regional levels, supporting the team to work with traditional leaders at local levels.

• Ensuring responsive and positive relationship with USAID.

• Ensuring high technical, administrative, and financial . management standards.

• Ensuring compliance with all JHU and USAID policies and procedures.

• Providing oversight and guidance in the development of the annual work plan in partnership with headquarters.

• Working with finance staff to appropriately budget for yearly activities, track the budget, and complete expenditure reporting.

• Overseeing the writing of technical and program reports and compliance with reporting and programmatic requirements.

• Developing and nurturing relationships with current and potential stakeholders and partners.

• Serving as a spokesperson and advocate, representing CCP, Breakthrough ACTION and HC4 to USAID, donors, Kingdom and Government of Eswatini and others; and developing new business opportunities for CCP as appropriate.

• Working closely with other senior program managers, including the DCOP, Technical Director and SI advisory, on

• strategic project management.

• Carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance
with CCP’s policies and applicable laws.
• Mentoring staff, planning assigning, and direction conducting appraisals and developing appropriate capacity
building plans. Rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

• Maintaining open and responsive relationship with CCP headquarters ensuring work plans, budgets, annual reports, etc. are shared in-a timely fashion for review before submission to USAID.

• Trouble-shooting implementation and HR challenges with Baltimore headquarters; overseeing program data quality compliance, including data tracking systems and monitoring records to ensure program meets USAID audit standards

• Approving local financial transactions and managing and authorizing expenditures from local bank accounts; supervising and approving all aspects of project procurement and logistics, including office infrastructure and vehicles; sub-award development, including compliance with programmatic objectives and CCP/USAID financial and administrative regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Masters in Public Health, Public Administration, Development or other related degree.

• At least 10 years of experience working in and managing complex HIV programs at senior level

• At least 5 years of previous senior management experience, preferably on PEPFAR funded programs

• Demonstrated ability working at multiple levels of the Swazi government and with a variety of partners

• Extensive experience working in Eswatini government systems especially MOH and with local communities.

• In-depth understanding of the local HIV epidemic and the HIV response.

• Demonstrated experience with PEPFAR project management and reporting requirements.

• Experience in technical, financial and administrative oversight. • Swazi national preferred

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

• Intimate knowledge of the workings of the Eswatini government and civil society and how to maximize those platforms for the achievement of the objectives.

• Demonstrated strong leadership and adaptive management skills.

• Strategic vision and leadership qualities.

• Strong professional reputation.

• Ability to create synergies.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills.

• Understanding of local employment act and labor laws.

• Ability to work in fast-paced dynamic environment with multiple partners.

• Flexible and independent.

Interested applicants are required to submit their application letter and resume by email to jhu.admin@jhuccpsz.org no later than Tuesday, 17th November 2019. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

About John Hopkins Center of Communication

Helping people make healthy choices has been the goal of CCP since its formal opening in 1988. But our history starts a decade before that, when, in 1979, Dr. Phyllis Piotrow brought the project that became the Population Information Program to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 1982, she added the Population Communication Services project.