Position Title Chief of Party, Pamoja Tuwalee Coordinated Care Program
Requisition Number 11-0127
City Dar Es Salaam
Description Position Summary: The Chief of Party is the key personnel responsible for the overall coordination and management of the USAID/PEPFAR funded Pamoja Tuwalee program serving orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The CoP will work with Pact’s existing country office in Tanzania, but will be solely responsible for: meeting the project’s objectives; managing program staff; maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners; donor reporting and management of funds to ensure high-quality delivery of services to OVCs and their caretakers. The CoP will manage and provide technical support in OVC, HIV, and livelihoods programming and coordinate with relevant stakeholders including the Government of Tanzania and relevant ministries, the donor, and local partners. The PD will also play a leadership role in various forums and technical working groups supporting OVC in Tanzania including providing Secretariat services for the Department of Social Welfare’s OVC Implementing Partners Group.
Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:
• all people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
• gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
• resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
• diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
• teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
• innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scaleable results drive strategic priorities
• gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
• staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
• a healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfillment
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide overall technical management and leadership to program
• Ensure high-quality programming through technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements; responsible for development of evidence based programming and ensuring feed back into appropriate policy discussions
• Submit high-quality on-time program deliverables as per contractual agreements including annual work plans; quarterly and annual programmatic reporting, data quality assurance and data analysis of results reporting from partners; and any other technical and financial deliverable required.
• Lead the program's strategic, financial, and operational planning (including the annual work planning process and development of an appropriate exit strategy);
• Ensure coordination and integration of complementary OVC programs and activities implemented by Pact Tanzania aimed at transitioning from a program focus of targeted support to OVC to a broader community-based child protection program.
• Guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets, subawards and procurements; Coordinate allocation of resources with the finance, grants and contracts, and M&E teams to support efficient implementation of MVC activities;
• Ensure efficient systems to support all aspects of the program (including sub-grants, financial, capacity building and performance monitoring and reporting, are in place and support the effective use of program resources in compliance with USAID regulations and Pact policies)
• Provide oversight for grant management in accordance with Pact’s policies and procedures
• Foster, oversee and manage partnerships with international and Tanzanian partners
• Provide overall coordination of the institutional organizational and technical capacity building of local and other key stakeholders
• Design strategies for working with key government stakeholders and ensuring that these relationships are strengthened at all levels of project implementation, including providing leadership and support to the DSW’s OVC Implementing Partners Group.
• Act as liaison and as Pact’s representative with USAID and the Government of Tanzania
• Provide direct line management support and supervision to the project’s team of development professionals (including - the DCoP, technical and programmatic, grants and contracts, M&E and financial staff)
• Develop and deliver a mentoring plan for the national Deputy Program Director with the aim of hand-over of the PEPFAR Pamoja Tuwalee program within a period of two years
• Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations.
• Other managerial duties as required.
• Experience in a management role for a complex or national program involving multiple actors;
• A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast paced environment;
• Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;
• Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully execute a large-scale program;
• Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills;
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to manage local staff;
• Practical knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
• Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries.
Education and Experience Requirements:
• Master’s degree in public health, social work, management or related field or equivalent experience required.
• Ten years of relevant experience managing large donor-funded, child-focused programs
• Seven to ten years in a management position whose responsibilities include supervising senior staff
• Prior knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded health programs, including PEPFAR experience preferred
• Demonstrated experience with large grant-making programs and working with local partner organizations
• Extensive knowledge of OVC, HIV and health issues in Africa; Tanzania-specific knowledge preferred
• Fluency in English required; knowledge of Kiswahili preferred.