The National Council of People Living with HIV in Tanzania (NACOPHA) is seeking senior management and technical personnel for an anticipated US government funded OVC service and capacity building program in the Northeast Zone of Tanzania. The intervention aims to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and youth by increasing their access to and use of HIV, health, social, and protection services. In order to holistically contribute to 95-95-95 goals for epidemic control, the activity will also address household economic resilience, community-government coordination, and harmful social norms and practices around gender and violence against children, young people, and women.
NACOPHA has many years of successful program experience, rooted in the communities being served and responsive to the needs and priorities of the Government of Tanzania as well as development donors. We seek highly qualified and committed candidates with the potential to help us achieve a deep and lasting impact.
Note: The expected start date is September/October of 2021, and selected candidates will be offered competitive packages in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience. All positions are contingent upon donor funding, and some may require donor concurrence.
Position Description: The Chief of Party (COP) provides overall leadership and strategic oversight of a +/- $15 million project in a specific zone. Primary responsibilities include leading and supervising the core senior team, establishing effective operating procedures for technical and sub-grantee partnerships, and effectively coordinating government, donor, and key stakeholder relations. With a solid background in programming for health and OVC outcomes, the COP will guide technical, administrative and monitoring functions to ensure achievement of project deliverables, while ensuring targeted and sustainable capacity development for subgrantee partners in the various regions.
• 10 years’ experience in managing and leading multi-faceted health, HIV, and/or OVC-related programing, with at least 5 years at senior management and supervisory level
• At least 5 years’ experience with implementing, coordinating, and leading technical interventions for PEPFAR funded projects preferred
• Demonstrated track record of collaborative leadership, program implementation, and problem-solving, with evidence of skill in liaising with the Tanzanian government and donors
• Master’s degree or higher in public health, social sciences, management, or related fields
• Experience guiding and coordinating financial teams to develop and track budgets for complex financial and grants management activities
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
• Self-starting, team player committed to participatory and inclusive approaches