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Chief of Party I (7.3)
Last Date: October 10, 2010
Chief of Party I, Guatemala (7.3)
Center for Global Health Communication & Marketing
Communication for Change (C-Change) is a
social and behavior change communication (SBCC) project funded by the
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health
Bureau. C-Change's mandate is to improve the effectiveness and
sustainability of communication as an integral part of development efforts
across all aspects of health, as well as environmental conservation and
civil society strengthening. C-Change works with global, regional, and
local partners to use communication to change individual behaviors and
social norms, supported by evidence-based strategies, state-of-the-art
training and capacity strengthening, and operations and evaluation
research. C-Change places special emphasis on building capacity in the
South to implement high quality communication activities and on changing
social norms through catalyzing "horizontal" communication within
Through bilateral funding from USAID/Guatemala,
C-Change will provide SBCC capacity strengthening support to USAID/Guatemala
Health and Education Office (HEO) staff, and HEO partners and subgrantees
to design, implement, monitor, and redesign SBCC activities within the HEO
The Chief of Party is AEDs official
representative in Guatemala for the SBCC capacity strengthening project;
responsible for overseeing all aspects of its technical, financial, and
managerial performance. The COP will be AEDs primary liaison with USAID/HEO
and all other stakeholders. S/he will lead work plan development and
ensure that the program complies with USAID and AED financial and
personnel regulations. S/he will provide vision and leadership to the
Project technical staff and in-country partners and will regularly report
to USAID on technical, administrative, and budgetary issues.
Essential Job Functions:
Technical Leadership and Oversight:
Provide technical leadership for the project in SBCC capacity
In collaboration with USAID/HEO and other partners, conduct in-country
SBCC capacity assessment to identify program gaps and needs for program
In collaboration with USAID/HEO and other partners, facilitate the
development of an overarching SBCC strategy for the HEO portfolio.
Provide technical leadership for the project in establishing a
university accredited program in SBCC
Provide technical assistance in establishing an SBCC working group.
Coordinate C-Change activities with those of other local and
international organizations working in Guatemala and USAID cooperating
Work closely with project staff on the strategic design, implementation,
evaluation, and redesign of SBCC capacity strengthening activities and
Provide ongoing mentorship and capacity strengthening to project staff
as well as partners to ensure strong skills-transfer and facilitate
productive working relationships.
Oversee and ensure the timely delivery of project outputs, including
work plans, annual and quarterly technical and financial reports, surveys,
Represent the Project and AED in national and regional meetings with
stakeholders, partners, and technical staff.
Guide the strategic design, implementation, and use of formative, M&E,
and other assessment and data collection activities.
Direct all aspects of program implementation.
Oversee the development of annual work plans, and budgets.
Oversee the work of local staff, consultants, and subcontractors.
Serve as the point person for AED with USAID and AED partners.
Report regularly to the AED home office project manager on technical and
Ensure compliance with USAID and AED policies and procedures.
Troubleshoot to prevent and resolve potential problems.
The Chief of Party is responsible for the accurate preparation and
timely delivery of financial information.
In particular, the Chief of Party:
Manages funds through an Imprest account and approves expenditures in
accordance with AED and USAID procedures, cost principles, and
regulations, following closely and in a timely fashion, the working budget
of project funds.
Conducts all activities within the scope of the project budget.
Monitors and revises budget pipeline and conducts monthly reviews of
imprests to ensure accurate and timely reporting of finance deliverables.
Assures that cost share is obtained and properly accounted for.
Final decisions in all crisis situations.
Disciplinary or dismissive action when lapses occur in security
Decisions based on his/her assessment of the operational context.
Ensure the fundamental elements of safety and security management are
fulfilled, including a basic level of training for all staff.
Keeps Headquarters aware of the current security situation, possible
scenarios and any anticipated concerns for safety and security.
Updating regularly and circulating of Safety and Security Contingency
Plan (SSCP) and the Security Management Plan (SMP).
The above statements are intended to
describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated
with a job.
Masters in one of the following or related fields:
Communications , Health, Health Promotion, International Health and Other
Job-related Field required.
11 year(s) of relevant experience required
Specific Knowledge Requirements:
Minimum of six years managing USAID-funded programs and field offices or
Minimum of six years in implementing or managing public health programs.
Strong background and experience in SBCC programming
Technical expertise and advanced knowledge in the areas of SBCC and
reproductive health, maternal and child health, nutrition, education, and
Experience in developing and implementing capacity strengthening
programs, including advocacy.
Knowledge of U.S. government regulations (22CFR226, Omb circular A-122),
procedures, contracting requirements, and financial management.
Experience and a high degree of competency using Windows-based computer
Experience with the financial management of programs and office budgets.
Experience with imprest accounts preferred.
Knowledge and experience with safety and security measures.
This job will require a criminal background check.
Technical and programming skills in SBCC and experience
in two or more of the following areas required: reproductive health,
maternal and child health, nutrition, education and HIV/AIDS.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage teams and to catalyze the
work of other technical specialists for program planning and
Ability to work independently, assess priorities, problem solve,
multitask, and manage a variety of activities while collaborating with a
broad coalition of partners.
Strong interpersonal, supervisory, technical, and organizational skills.
Excellent writing, editorial, interpersonal and oral/written
communication skills, including participatory facilitation.
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Experience and a high degree of competency using Windows-based computer
Ability to produce exceptional quality and a strong commitment to work.
Will supervise senior and junior technical and administrative staff.
Equipment To Be Used:
Computers, fax machines, telephones, scanners, and other necessary office
Typical Physical Demands:
Working Conditions including Travel and Overtime:
Interested applicants should apply online or send resume
with cover letter referencing position #CB10301 to: AED/HR, 1825
Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009; For additional
information, visit our website at
We thank all individuals for their interest in AED,
however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Individuals responding to job postings are considered
applicants if you meet the following criteria: (1) have expressed interest
through the Internet, email or other related technologies, (2) are
considered by the AED for a particular position, (3) possess the basic
qualifications for the position and (4) do not at any point remove
yourself from consideration.
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