Chief of Party

  • Location
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jul 08

Position description

Chemonics seeks interested and qualified individuals for the chief of party position for the anticipated USAID-funded Local Health Systems Strengthening Activity (LHSSA) in Guinea. This Activity will seek to improve the health status of communities across Guinea by working to advance two interrelated objectives: 1) increasing utilization of quality, essential health services at both health care facilities and community levels; and 2) strengthening local management and operational capacities to deliver health services. The project will support a stable Guinea by investing in health services, supporting the Ministry of Health in the delivery of quality health services, and strengthening the health system. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Nationals from Guinea are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, oversight, management, and overall coordination of technical activities, training, and increased public-private collaboration, in coordination with the senior management team
  • Support the development and implementation of key management systems that will support project planning, reporting, and performance management
  • Oversee and review all technical writing products and deliverables, including on-going quality assurance and quality improvement
  • Ensure all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate for local context, and integrate innovative practices, emerging knowledge, and international best practices into program activities
  • Identify challenges, obstacles, and difficulties affecting program implementation, develop strategies to solve those problems, and work with USAID and program staff as needed to implement those strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners, private providers, and other key stakeholders in the private and public health sectors at the community, country, and international level


  • Advanced degree in public health, medicine, health policy, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience working in one of the following health areas: maternal/child health, reproductive health, health systems strengthening, health service delivery, market access, and/or public-private partnerships
  • Prior senior leadership experience on donor-funded projects and large teams
  • Strong knowledge of the Guinea health systems, private sector, and governance structures at all levels, including challenges, opportunities, and historical context
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with stakeholders, including the U.S. government, the Guinean government, and representatives of community organizations, NGOs, and the private sector
  • An understanding of gender approaches in development
  • Strong skills in data use and interpretation, and ability to adapt program activities based on continuous quality improvement
  • Ability to perform at a senior management level, including managing staff in a matrixed system with a focus on adaptive management
  • Experience and a positive working relationship with USAID, including knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, compliance, reporting requirements, and grant management
  • Required fluency in French and English; fluency in other national Guinean languages desirable
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

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