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Chief of Party, USAID Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening

FHI 360

FHI 360

Administration, Operations
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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 a qualified candidate for the Chief of Party position for an upcoming TB diagnostic network strengthening opportunity in Bangladesh. This position is contingent upon award and will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Project Description:

The proposed USAID’s Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening (TBDNS) project will expand access to quality TB diagnostics to increase detection and management of TB patients. The project will strengthen the TB diagnostic network systems with innovative approaches for quality of TB laboratory services, laboratory information management, sample transportation, etc., for improved and effective delivery of TB services. The project will have research component to support studies and operations research in relevant areas.

Position Description:

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide strategic, managerial, technical leadership and management oversight to the project. S/he will oversee all aspects of project planning and implementation, including program quality, personnel, budgeting and financial management. S/he will ensure close coordination with USAID, the National TB Control Program (NTP) and other stakeholders, ensuring that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact. S/he will be responsible for timely and adequate implementation of project activities, deliverables, execution, monitoring and reporting of the project.

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 teamwork.
  • Provide technical and managerial leadership including capacity building to the project.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of program work plans and strategies aligned with National TB program and government.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations (both public and private), local USAID Mission and other USAID/donor-funded projects to achieve the project’s objectives.
  • Coordinate and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets, and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID.
  • Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Master’s degree or its international equivalent in public health, or a related field (PhD or medical degree preferred).
  • At least 12 years of professional experience in public health, particularly leading and designing health programs (Tuberculosis) in country or in the region; experience in working with key stakeholders in Bangladesh strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills to implement complex international health projects effectively and efficiently.
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in project management and leadership, including experience in managing USAID projects and staff.
  • Proven experience working with government officials, particularly the Ministry of Health and NTP 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.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in local language and knowledge of culture context preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply through the FHI 360 career page at https://www.fhi360.org/careers.

This job posting 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 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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