Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential 5-year, $18 million regional project in West Africa. The program will be the flagship family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) project of the USAID/West Africa Regional Health Office. Amplify-FP will emphasize key high impact practices (HIPs) to help achieve the goals of the Ouagadougou Partnership of achieving 2.2 million additional FP users by 2020. Amplify-FP aims to strategically and deliberately support replication and scale up of key HIPs in large urban and peri-urban centers, in order to sustainably build and scale these approaches within four target countries (Burkina Faso, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger) and model this for the region.
The Chief of Party is expected to bring forth the strategic vision of this
unique, catalytic project, and see it to successful implementation. The COP will have overall
responsibility for management and coordination of all Amplify-FP activities, staff, and leadership of the project to achieve sustainable results.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 and collaboration with MSH Country Representative and the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) where applicable.
S/he will have principal responsibility for representation to USAID. S/he will also
have experience interacting with local governments, international organizations, other
development projects and Chiefs of Party, and other key stakeholders.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.
This position is contingent upon award. The successful candidate will be asked to include a statement about his/her understanding of the strategic vision of Amplify-FP and how s/he will use his/her role and skills to implement it.