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Chief of Party Gaborone

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BroadReach Gaborone Botswana

3 months ago

Purpose of the position

The Chief of Party (COP) will serve as the point of contact person for the USAID/Botswana Comprehensive Community Prevention and Care (C4) Program. Reporting to the Managing Director, the COP will provide leadership, vision, strategic guidance, and management toward the realisation of key program objectives and targets. They will be responsible for all aspects of the program, including management and oversight of community-based HIV prevention, testing and treatment initiation efforts, DREAMS, Key Populations (KP) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) activities; strengthening of community systems and local partner capacity for a sustained HIV response; strategic guidance and facilitating collaboration with USG stakeholders, the Government of Botswana (GOB), and other agencies and institutions. They will ensure continuous monitoring of the project in line with the USAID/PEPFAR strategies, the UNAIDS 95-95-95 cascade, GOB and Ministry of Health (MOH... priorities, and priorities among the selected districts. They will liaise with sub-national management teams and other local actors and foster collaboration with other GOB and donor-funded projects on the implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment, DREAMS, KP and OVC initiatives.

The position is contingent on funding.

Key Accountabilities
• Senior technical leader providing overall direction for HIV testing, prevention and linkage, DREAMS, KP and OVC strategies, as well as leadership for capacity building activities and collaboration with the GOB, MOH, and NGO partners
• Work closely with and supervising project staff, and ensuring the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas
• Strong collaboration with USAID, government counterparts, local organizations, and program partners
• Ensure timely and quality completion of all program technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines
• Support the project team in internal monitoring and evaluation, and provision of monitoring technical assistance to client organizations
• Coordinate with the Finance & Operations Manager to oversee streamlined operational and financial processes and provide financial management capacity building to client organizations
• Ensure compliance with the financial and administrative requirements of the award
• Identify opportunities and negotiate partnership programs to leverage other donor, governmental, and organizational resources
• Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID staff; maintain high level of communication with USAID points of contact within project and grants management concerning scientific, technical, programmatic, business and administrative aspects of award


Essential qualifications
• Master’s degree in public health or other relevant field, preferably with a specialization in HIV and/or community health systems

Desirable qualifications
• Medical degree in a clinical discipline or PhD in public health or related field, with significant project management experience preferred

Experience & Skills
• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design and implementation of HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment, DREAMS, KP and OVC programs and in senior leadership positions
• Demonstrated strong technical knowledge and experience in the following areas: community health systems strengthening; HIV testing services and linkage including index testing and HIV self-testing; targeted HIV prevention services including VMMC and PrEP; community mobilization and demand creation; HIV treatment, care, and adherence support for people living with HIV, including differentiated service delivery; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; health and social service delivery for OVC; and management and analysis of epidemiological and service delivery data
• Experience in capacity building, including resource mobilization, and providing technical assistance
• Experience in managing complex PEPFAR funded projects preferred, including community treatment, DREAMS, KP and OVC programs
• Experience managing and supervising a large team
• Experience in a role requiring collaboration with complex internal and external organizations, as well as a demonstrated ability to coordinate with the MOH, USG Implementing Partners, community organizations and other relevant partners across all levels of health care system
• Previous experience working in Botswana, with an understanding of the local health system and HIV challenges and opportunities, and solid relationships at relevant government agencies
• Demonstrated ability to manage donor funded projects, including financial, human resource, compliance and quality assurance components with preference given to candidates with knowledge of USG rules and regulations
• Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong public presentation skills, including the ability to represent the project to key stakeholders
• Ability to travel locally and internationally
• Ability to produce results and meet all deliverables and targets in a timely manner

Personal Qualities & Behavioural Competencies
• Committed to high standards and continuous improvement
• Good influencing and interpersonal skills with people at all levels
• Confident and comfortable to challenge senior stakeholder thinking
• Ability to operate in a high-pressure environment with conflicting priorities and tight timelines
• Ability to speak and present proposals with conviction
• Resourceful, creative and innovative approach to work
• Collaborative nature of working across different teams
• Ability to effectively prioritise and plan work
• Good negotiation skills with the ability to navigate and relate at all levels
• Be solution focused
• Ability to build rapport and credibility with stakeholders
Gaborone Botswana

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