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Chiefs of Party, Nigeria HIV/AIDS Prevention/OVC Programs

Location: Nigeria
Last Date: November 5, 2010

Chiefs of Party, Nigeria HIV/AIDS Prevention/OVC Programs

Position Summary: Pact seeks Chiefs of Party (COP) for anticipated USAID HIV/AIDS Prevention or OVC programs in Nigeria. COPs will be responsible for: meeting the project’s objectives; interfacing directly with USAID; managing national staff; and developing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, local and international partners, local community groups, and other stakeholders. Joining an existing Pact country office, the Chiefs of Party will be responsible for implementing large HIV/AIDS prevention or OVC programs in Nigeria.

Note: These positions are for inclusion in upcoming proposal submissions and are contingent on award of funding

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party must demonstrate dynamic leadership and a spirit of flexibility, adaptability and collaboration under challenging conditions. Specific responsibilities may include:

• Rapid roll-out and supervision of field office activities. This includes hiring and management of field staff, subcontractors and consultants, detailed workplanning, technical training and mentoring of staff as required, and other standard implementation activities;
• Oversight of financial management and procurement;
• Planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting;
• Oversight of design and implementation of capacity-building activities with partners, beneficiary groups and other stakeholders;
• Technical leadership and oversight of program activities
• Oversight of delivery, management, and monitoring of subgrants;
• Serving as Pact liaison to USAID and partners in the field;
• Coordination with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation;
• Performing other duties as assigned;
• Performing all work safely and maintaining a safe working environment.


• Demonstrated experience in project implementation and management;
• Experience managing staff and ability to coach and mentor team members;
• Working knowledge of donor regulations, including USAID rules and regulations;
• Experience managing a consortium of international NGOs
• Experience working on community-based HIV/AIDS or OVC development programs in Nigeria or similar environment;
• Subgrant management experience preferred;
• Experience with monitoring and evaluation best practices preferred;
• Fluent English language skills, both written and spoken.
• Knowledge of local languages a plus
Education and Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience preferred;
• 5-10 years (of which 3 are in a leadership position) progressive experience in activities related to health, HIV/AIDS and/or OVC services;
• 5-10 years (of which 3 are in a leadership position) progressive experience in international development project management;
• Minimum 3 years experience working in a developing country.

Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship

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