Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.
Project HOPE is currently seeking several positions to support the USAID-funded Determined, Resilient, Empowered, Aids-free, Mentored, Safe (DREAMS) program for adolescent girls and young women (AGYM). The purpose of this program is to reduce the burden of HIV in DREAMS countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. These countries accounted for nearly half of all the new HIV infections that occurred among AGYW globally. The DREAMS initiative goes beyond typical health initiatives to address these factors, working toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goal of ending AIDS by 2030. DREAMS builds upon USAID’s decades of experience empowering young women and advancing gender equality across many sectors of global health, education and economic growth.
Chief of Party (COP) 100% time
The Chief of Party will be responsible for leading the project and managing the critical relationships with the USAID/CA and various partners. The DREAMS AGYW COP shall provide overall leadership, strategic vision and direction, program management and oversight, and will serve as principal liaison to USAID and national MoH staff.
****This position is contingent upon award from USAID. *****
S/he will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline; an advanced degree in a clinical or public health discipline (medicine, nursing, epidemiology) is preferred.
- At least 5 years of senior-level experience leading large-scale, complex HIV and/or public health programs, including supervision of technical staff, preferably in ESA.
- An additional 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in HIV prevention, family planning/reproductive health or related fields internationally, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa. Specific experience working with HIV testing and SRH service delivery preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, donors, civil society and CBOs.
Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse partners and foster collaboration across a multi-disciplinary team.
- Prior experience managing PEPFAR and/or USAID-funded agreements or contracts.