Chief of Party/USAID/Ethiopia/Supply Chain

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential five-year Supply Chain for Health Improvement Program (SCHIP) in Ethiopia. The purpose of the program is to develop the capacity of local systems, institutions, and individuals to sustainably manage the health supply chain and to strengthen pharmaceutical services at all levels including the community level, thereby ensuring uninterrupted availability of life saving commodities at service delivery points. This will include a focus on a strategic shift in the public sector’s role in supply chain and pharmaceutical management from beyond being simply operators and service providers to becoming stewards of commodity and service availability and security, including strengthening private sector partnerships to provide operational support. In general, the focus of the activity will be supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GOE), specifically the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Services (EPSS) and respective sub-national leadership, private sector, and other local actors to manage and implement the supply chain and pharmaceutical services to support delivery of quality, essential health services for Ethiopian citizens.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities – including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development – that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.


Project Results:

  • Oversee implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serve as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
  • Technical Strategy and Vision:
  • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy, MERL plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.
  • Project and People Management:
  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.
  • Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Identify and keep track of new business opportunities, communicating them to the relevant internal MSH stakeholders.
  • MPH, MBA or master’s level degree in related field.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible, related experience in leading the implementation of pharmaceutical and/or supply chain related projects at national and regional levels.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise in technical content relevant to the project.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects in Ethiopia.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID CAs, and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic required.
  • Local candidates with international experience strongly preferred.

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