Department ETHIOPIA
Work Location Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
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Work Location : Ethiopia - Addis Ababa Type of Post : Accompanied - Family
Other Possible Location :  Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract : 
Language Requirement :  Application Deadline : 3/1/21
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time  


CARE seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Project in Ethiopia. The purpose of the anticipated Empowered Communities for Better Health (ECBH) project is  to “empower communities to take ownership and action over their health and nutrition and drive a cycle of accountable and responsive health service delivery” with the ultimate goal to reduce maternal and child deaths, and the burden of infectious disease.

The Chief of Party (based in Addis Ababa) is accountable for the overall vision and leadership of the project and is accountable for delivering results.  The successful candidate should possess significant experience managing program, financial, and operations of USAID- or other international donor-funded projects.

Relocation and allowances are available.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan.
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes. Create or adapt management systems in line with CARE’s standard operating procedures, ensuring consistency with project needs.
  • Build partnerships among international -, national- and community-level stakeholders
  • Design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’s annual planning cycles
  • With staff and partners, translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets.
  • Represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.
  • Guide team members to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Supervise and mentor senior staff, delegating responsibilities as appropriate. Clearly communicate expectations for staff performance.


Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, infectious disease, nutrition, development studies or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in international development project management (USAID program management preferred); previous Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience on USAID similar programs.
  • Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning and thinking, management, supervision and budgeting, and experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
  • Proven experience building capacity for local government, local organizations and community leaders.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: MCH; FP; nutrition; community health systems strengthening; social accountability for health; social behavior change and communication; quality improvement/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated skills building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as evidenced in previous management positions and programming. Demonstrated commitment to PSEAH (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Harassment).
  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements. Experience with M&E is a plus.
  • Previous experience in Ethiopia and/or East Africa is a strong advantage.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required; knowledge of local languages is a plus.
  • Ability to travel within Ethiopia as required and as security conditions apply.
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