The Chief of Party (COP) will be based in Bangladesh and will be responsible for providing strategic, administrative and programmatic leadership in achieving project objectives in Bangladesh, per CCP policies, for a USAID-funded social and behavior change communication (SBCC) program. The COP will coordinate all project related activities, manage local project staff and partners and provide overall technical direction and leadership for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program to ensure results and targets are met, as well as coordinating and supporting all field activities including being the link between the sub award recipients that are based in the field and CCP HQ in Baltimore.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide strategic leadership and vision to project staff and serve as a spokesperson and advocate, representing the project to USAID, Government of Bangladesh officials, public and private stakeholders, cooperating agencies, and others
Provide programmatic, research, monitoring and evaluation (RME) and managerial leadership and oversight to all aspects of the program
Provide programmatic and financial decision making for all aspects of the project
Develop, manage and maintain coordination among project partners, NGOs, the Government of Bangladesh and private sector groups
Manage and supervise project staff and project partners, modeling and promoting capacity building practices among all staff
Submit timely program reports to USAID on a quarterly and annual basis
Disseminate program success stories
Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s mission and values, and participate in active business development/marketing initiatives, as appropriate
Keep abreast of US and Bangladesh laws, as well as JHU policies as they apply to her/his job duties and responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Masters degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required, preferably in a health-related field, social sciences, communication, management, international development or business administration.
Six (6) years related experience required.
Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.
COP or Deputy Chief of Party experience of a USAID funded project of at least $10-15 million
10-15 years’ relevant experience in managing and implementing complex public health SBCC programs (or programs with a large SBCC component)
Minimum 5 years working in developing countries, preferably in Asia
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strategic vision for the health sector, strong leadership qualities, professional reputation, excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, and written and oral presentation skills
Ability to build a vision for the program with the team, Government of Bangladesh, and USAID and other donors, and ability to work closely with teams in multiple locations (Bangladesh CCP field office and HQ Baltimore) and partners (government, sub-grantees, USAID and other donors)
Experience working as a mid-level or senior staff in at least five of the following technical areas and good knowledge of the salient issues in the other areas - behavior change interventions; large scale campaign design, community mobilization initiatives; reproductive health and family planning; maternal health, newborn health; child health; nutrition; TB prevention and treatment; health systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; procurement and vendor management; public sector and civil society capacity building; monitoring and evaluation and/or operations research
Willingness to travel to project sites, as required
Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer II Working Title: Chief of Party, Bangladesh Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Sunday-Thursday / 37.5 hrs per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 98-MD:Non US Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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