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Open Job: Chief of Party, ENGINE - Nutrition and Economic Op

Unread post by ኦሽንoc » 27 May 2011 15:07

Chief of Party, ENGINE - Nutrition and Economic Opportunities, Ethiopia

Save the Children
Ethiopia | Senior-level

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. In 2010 we improved the lives of over 64 million children in need in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to reach more than 74 million children annually by the year 2012. In order to achieve this, we are actively looking for talented, motivated individuals to join us in making a difference in the lives of children worldwide. Employment at Save the Children provides the opportunity to join a dedicated and diverse staff committed to improving the well-being of children.
We are currently recruiting for a Chief of Party for the Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) Program, an integrated nutrition program intended to decrease maternal, neonatal and child mortality by improving the nutritional status of women and children less than 5 years through sustainable, comprehensive and coordinated evidence-based interventions. This program will be funded by USAID over a five-year period in the amount of $50M.
The Chief of Party (COP) is the key leadership role for this project and will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination and technical direction and management of the USAID Cooperative Agreement for the ENGINE Program. The proposed COP must have the strategic vision, leadership qualities, extensive professional experience in managing foreign assistance programs in Ethiopia and the breadth of technical expertise in health and nutrition programming alongside professional relationships to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Statement of Work and representation needs to the local private sector, Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Offices.
To this end, the COP will maintain close liaison with USAID/Ethiopia, Save the Children’s Office of Health and the Africa Area Office, partner organizations and Government of Ethiopia representatives. The COP will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as may be required.
Qualified candidates must possess the following skills: * Masters Degree in nutrition, public health, social sciences, international development or related field * Minimum of fifteen years experience leading, managing and implementing large-scale international development projects, preferably in the field of nutrition , health policy, health systems strengthening, behavior change communication, community development, food security or agriculture activities * Broad knowledge of public health as well as nutrition and relevant socioeconomic, institutional and policy issues that are related to this area of work * Solid experience interacting with USG agencies, host country governments and other relevant stakeholders * Demonstrated skills working in partnership with international donors and agencies * Proven ability in promoting and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders * Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision over large projects * Familiarity with USAID regulations and policies * Extensive experience working in Ethiopia in particular (minimum of five years preferred * Proven ability in promoting and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders * Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations * Excellent oral and written communication skills
This position is contingent upon funding received by the donor.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.
We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.
Please visit our website at: to apply directly on-line.

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