Chief of Party (COP)

USAID Social and Behavioral Change for Malaria

RFI 72065621

Job Description


N´weti is a well-referenced, dynamic Mozambican organization working since 2008 to bring about positive social and behavior change in relation to Malaria, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV, gender-based violence (GBV), family planning and other health areas. N´weti´s social and behavioural change work catalyzes social mobilization and advocacy by increasing public dialogue, shifting harmful norms, influencing health-seeking behavior, and generating demand for health services and community action. We seek qualified candidates for the position Chief of Party (CoP) for an upcoming, USAID-funded comprehensive social and behavior change (SBC) program. Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID Request for Applications, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. In this context, the Chief of Party will provide overall strategy and vision to the SBC Malaria program and lead the design, development, implementation and monitoring of the program.


Position Description

The COP will provide overall vision and leadership for the project; develop annual work plans and ensure successful implementation; and assume technical and management responsibility for all project personnel, including consultants. S/he will possess both deep applied experience in SBC implementation in LMICs, and demonstrated abilities in leadership; strategic thinking; development of effective teams; and change management. S/he must also have a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently with host country agencies, including central and local governments, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations. Experience in malaria SBC is preferred. He/she will be the primary liaison for the project with USAID, other donors and institutions, implementing partners, technical agencies and other stakeholders, ensuring alignment and harmonization with other programming where appropriate, including public/private sector partnerships. He/she will be responsible for the successful implementation of the project, including achievement of program targets; submission of all program deliverables to USAID; and identification and resolution of issues and risks related to program implementation. He/she will oversee the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; and coordinate partner efforts in program implementation. He/she will be ultimately responsible for award management, including compliance with N´weti, USAID/PEFAR policies and procedures for prime award management, sound financial monitoring and control and sub award management.


Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership for the project in the design, implementation, and evaluation of activities.
  • Ensures interventions reflect high technical quality, are evidence-based, community-driven, and in line with provisions of the award.
  • Provides direct technical guidance in the development of program approaches
  • Facilitate strategy development linked to development and implementation of various activities.
  • Supervise designated technical teams. Provide ongoing mentorship and capacity strengthening to project staff as well as partners and Government institutions to ensure strong skills-transfer and facilitate productive working relationships.
  • Oversee the development of annual work plans and budgets; quarterly, annual, and technical reports; and ensures all operations are in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Work closely with colleagues in both the public and private sectors to achieve the project's objectives.
  • Present program results, based on M&E data, to USAID and the government and to other professional colleagues, both in Mozambique and internationally
    Coordinate project activities with those of other Mozambican programs under USAID portfolio.
  • Direct all aspects of Project implementation.
  • Ensure the achievement of target outcomes, results, and impacts.
  • Provide overall project management and guidance to team members and consultants.


  • At least 10 years demonstrated experience in the design and monitoring of effective, evidence-based health SBC, health communication and/or health promotion programs
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in the management of a complex, multi-country project;
  • A Master's degree in public health or other related area, or bachelor's degree with at least five years additional relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership success in achieving SBC project results including the use of innovative SBC approaches;
  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Solid and up to date knowledge of current and emerging issues, strategies, and evidence in SBC;
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
  • Minimum of five years of experience supervising professional staff; and
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Applications should be sent to the e-mail address:
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