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Chief of Party


  • Organization: Jhpiego
  • Location: Monrovia
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Chief of Party

Posted Date 12 hours ago(5/24/2023 2:51 PM)
Job ID
International Positions
Employment Status
Contingent Upon Award


The  Chief of Party (COP) will provide technical leadership and project oversight for an upcoming USAID-funded Health System Strengthening project which aims to improve and promote access to quality health services for Liberians. The project will operate over a two-year period with an additional 3 years depending on performance.

The COP will have the overall responsibility for leadership, management and reporting of project activities. The COP will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity. The COP will serve as the project’s main point of contact with USAID, on routine and strategic matters. The COP will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the government of Liberia at all levels, and international partners and agencies. The COP will be an expert in public health and health systems, with proven experience managing comparable health programs and experience managing USAID contracts.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Liberian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Liberia, its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the contract with USAID
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID; domestic stakeholders including MOH, regulatory bodies, private sector partners, professional associations, universities and civil society organizations; and international stakeholders including WHO and other US and international implementing partners; and other key stakeholders in Liberia to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Oversee relationships with sub-grantees and sub-contractors, including development of scopes of work
  • Lead establishment of a Technical Assistance Fund to ensure delivery of project funds to address gaps and ensure achievement of project objectives
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Collaborate with project team and stakeholders to build capacity across all levels of the health system
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, MOH, and project team
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to subcontractors and sub-grantees
  • Write and/or review project materials and publications
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree Masters in public health, health administration, international health or a related field at minimum;
  • Previous experience serving as COP/project director or Deputy Chief of Party
  • 10+ years' experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in health system strengthening
  • Experience managing USAID-funded contracts
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous experience working in Liberia, with intimate understanding of local health system and health systems strengthening gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 40% of the time.


Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Please apply at

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.


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