Chemonics

Chief of Party

Chemonics

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded health programming in Bangladesh. The Community Nutrition opportunity will seek to improve nutrition outcomes for children under five, pregnant and new mothers, and adolescent girls. The key objectives include increasing consumption of nutritious diets, increasing Empowerment of Women, and improving water, sanitation, and hygiene practices. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide leadership, oversight, management, and overall Coordination of community nutrition technical activities, trainings, and Capacity Building of local partners and private providers, in coordination with the senior management team
  • Support the development and implementation of key Management Systems that will support project planning, reporting, and performance management
  • Ensure comprehensive support to multi-sectoral partnerships and activities for improved maternal, infant, and young child programming
  • Provide leadership in developing both strategies and partnerships to increase program coverage, visibility, and resource availability
  • Oversee and review all technical writing products and deliverables, including on-going quality assurance and quality improvement
  • Ensure all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate for local context, and integrate innovative practices, emerging knowledge, and international best practices into program activities
  • Identify challenges, obstacles, and difficulties affecting program implementation, develop strategies to solve those problems, and work with USAID and program staff as needed to implement those strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners, private providers, and other key stakeholders in nutrition at community, country, and international level
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in health e.g. public health, nutrition, social sciences, clinical nursing, medical doctor or related field
  • At least ten years of professional experience working in one of the following areas: nutrition, community health, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and Child Health, social and behavior change, for low-and-middle income countries and in public and private settings
  • Experience overseeing technical quality of activities integrating nutrition into maternal and child health, Family Planning, and/or Food Security/livelihoods
  • Experience working in Asia, experience working in Bangladesh preferred
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with stakeholders, including the U.S. government, the local government, and representatives of community organizations, NGOs, and the private sector
  • An understanding of gender approaches in development
  • Strong skills in data use and interpretation, and ability to adapt program activities based on continuous quality improvement
  • Experience and a positive working relationship with USAID, including knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, compliance, reporting requirements, and grant management
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills is required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
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