FHI360 Chief of Party, Burma Support to AIDS Relief (STAR) Activity in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

TITLE: Chief of Party

REPORTS TO: Regional Director, APRO

LOCATION : Yangon, Burma

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID Burma: Support to AIDS Relief (STAR) based in Yangon, Burma.

Position Description:

The Chief of Party (COP) will manage all activities of the USAID Burma: Support to AIDS Relief (STAR); provide overall leadership and direction to the project, oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, personnel and financial management. S/he will ensure close coordination with USAID and other stakeholders, ensuring that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact. The COP will be responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership to the project, provide portfolio management leadership in the management, implementation, prioritization, sequencing, and selection of projects.

The recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership to the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of the project; ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encourages effective team-work;

  • Guarantees the efficient and effective use of the resources to reach the desired results of the project, monitoring the work plans, budgets and finances, in accordance with the procedures of the donor (USAID);

  • Coordinates and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets, and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID;

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with the local USAID Mission as well as with the national TB program and other consortium partners

  • Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities;

  • Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to USAID and FHI 360 as required.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Establishes annual work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.

  • Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity.

  • Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.

  • Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least a master’s degree or its international equivalent or higher in public health or a related area.

  • At least 10-15 years of professional experience in public health, particularly leading and designing health programs (HIV/AIDS) of a similar size and scope as STAR; experience in working with key stakeholders in Burma strongly desired.

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in project management and leadership, including experience in managing USAID projects and staff.

  • Proven experience working with government officials, particularly with Ministries of Health is highly desirable, to support strategy development, implementation plans and decision making.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.

  • Experience with working across multiple sector to achieve public health outcomes

  • Experience with incorporating gender and vulnerable population needs into programming.

  • Proven experience with USAID regulations in financial and accounting management per USAID guidelines, ensure that the project maintains the highest administrative, financial, and operational standards for compliance and audits.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of local language will be an advantage.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers or send the resume (max. of 3 pages) to APROProposal@fhi360.org.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.