Chief of Party - Proposal
University Research Co
Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire
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University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide.

With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health;
  • infectious diseases, including HIV / AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition;
  • and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

    URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ().

    Division & Project Overview : The Global / LAC / WA division of URC has projects in health systems strengthening, HIV / AIDS, TB, nutrition, community mobilization, quality improvement, and social and behavior change communications among others.

    URC is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential USAID-funded new integrated health project (malaria, maternal and child health and family planning) in Cote d’Ivoire.

    This position is subject to project award and funding. Roles and Responsibilities : The Chief of Party is responsible for the following :

  • Responsible for the technical leadership and managerial oversight in the design and implementation of project strategy.
  • Provide overall support during program implementation, including overseeing key personnel, technical project support, and all other sub-contractors.
  • Coordinate all external technical assistance.
  • Develop work plans and results reporting.
  • Design and oversee annual project planning cycle to develop comprehensive annual work plans, assure timely disbursement of funds and results reporting for the project.
  • Ensure efficient function in administrative and financial processes and maintain adequate internal controls.
  • Ensure monitoring and reporting of project results
  • Ensure close collaboration with Ministry of Health and USAID, as well as other implementing partners
  • Report regularly to the USAID Mission to ensure transparency and awareness of project development and implementation, remaining cognizant of problems or issues as they arise.
  • Represent the project at meetings with funders, MOH officials, roundtables, working groups, conferences.
  • Participate in business development
  • Minimum Qualifications : Required Experience & Qualifications

  • 15 years of experience designing, implementing and managing national, priority service health projects in developing or middle income countries.
  • Masters Degree in health or social sciences, or a related advanced degree relevant to the field of public health.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing and improving family planning, maternal newborn and child health, nutrition, malaria prevention and treatment
  • Experience managing improvement interventions and technical / institutional capacity building programs primarily through a technical assistance approach.
  • The COP must also have demonstrated experience interacting with host county governments and counterparts and international donor agencies.
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