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.