Pact is hiring a
Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Pact seeks to hire an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated ECA opportunity. The COP will be responsible for strategic direction, leadership, management, and oversight of all project activities. The COP will ensure high-quality project implementation and performance, with a focus on achieving the expected results. The COP will spearhead coordination of activities across all relevant parties, including USAID, the Government of Ethiopia, implementing partners, civil society, and private sector stakeholders. The COP will oversee all project staff and sub-partners for results-oriented planning and coordination of activities through 1) the annual work planning and budgeting process, 2) creating and maintaining an effective project management team, and 3) overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system. This position is contingent upon award.
Serve as the primary liaison with the USAID for day-to-day implementation and management matters.
Lead coordination of all project activities with USAID and key stakeholders, including partners, government stakeholders, civil society, and other USAID projects.
Provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the project.
Manage and coordinate the implementation of activities across project partners, ensuring successful integration of activities.
Ensure that the project meets stated goals, outcomes, benchmarks, and reporting requirements.
Oversee project planning, monitoring and reporting in accordance with USAID requirements and Pact’s internal standards.
Liaise closely with Pact Ethiopia’s Country Director and finance team, and Pact’s U.S. team to ensure that all project activities are compliant with USG rules and regulations and consistent with Pact’s policies, procedures and best practices.
Oversee project budgeting and work in close coordination with the ECA as well as the Ethiopia Country Office Finance & Operations Directors to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of donor and Pact’s resources.
Support the implementation of a highly adaptive, context-driven programmatic approach.
Provide strategic management and oversight of the project’s sub-award portfolio.
Manage a team of flexible and adaptive employees and oversee evidence-based adjustments in programming to achieve greater impact.
Oversee project staff in helping partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.
Ensure the project meets programmatic and financial targets and makes accurate projections.
Represent the project at conferences, working groups, and meetings to support USAID and Pact’s thought leadership in community health, capacity development, and civil society strengthening.
Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Public Health, or a relevant field.
At least ten (10) years of experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to maternal and child health, family planning and/or nutrition activities.
At least eight (8) years of experience as a COP or in a comparable managerial position on donor-funded health and nutrition projects, preferably for USAID programs.
Demonstrated understanding of the role of civil society in accountable health programs in Ethiopia.
Experience building capacity for civil society organizations and/or local health organizations in Ethiopia.
Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to perform and collaborate in complex and politically sensitive project environments.
Experience working on and leading teams for USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.
Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and policies.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing a diverse team of employees and partners.
Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, and work with and between different stakeholders, including civil society organizations, government institutions, private sector entities, and US Government agencies.
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with government and civil society stakeholders.
Demonstrated skills in problem solving and consensus building.
Fluency in English (oral, writing, and reading)
Ability to travel within Ethiopia and occasionally internationally when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.