Chief of Party – Social Welfare Strengthening at Pact January, 2020

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Project Overview

Pact is recruiting a Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded Community Social Welfare System Strengthening follow-on activity to increase access to and use of health/HIV, social welfare, and protection services by vulnerable HIV-affected populations. The goal of this proposed Community Social Welfare System Strengthening program is to improve the health, well-being, and protection of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), at-risk Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in high HIV burden communities. The activity will be client-centered and community-focused in order to contribute to 95-95-95 goals.

The program seeks to attain the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Improve core competencies of the community-based social welfare workforce to enable the delivery of health/HIV, social, and protection services (50% LOE)
  • Objective 2: Improve functionality of community systems and structures to strengthen service delivery for OVC, at-risk AGYW and PLHIV (40% LOE)
  • Objective 3: Strengthen community social welfare planning and budgeting for improved accountability to HIV affected populations (10% LOE)

Position Purpose

The COP will provide overall technical leadership and operational oversight for the project and will serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the GoT, Pact headquarters in DC (HQ), and relevant project stakeholders. The COP will ensure that the project’s goals, objectives, and strategy are achieved and that contractual requirements are met on time and within budget. S/he is responsible for directing the entire project team and managing the critical relationship with local and international partners and other key stakeholders in coordination with partners, USAID and HQ. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall management, strategic direction, and leadership to the project to achieve expected project goals and results within budget and timeframe.
  • Serve as the principal liaison with USAID and the government, responsible for reporting program results to USAID and cultivating and maintaining a positive relationship with USAID and government staff.
  • Ensure compliance with Pact policies and procedures, USAID, USG, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Oversee project staff and help partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Manage project budget to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of donor and Pact resources.
  • Ensure that Pact provides high-quality technical assistance to local partners; conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners.
  • Ensure close coordination with other relevant in-country initiatives.
  • Hire, supervise, and mentor project staff.

Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a relevant field, such as public administration, business administration, public health, etc.
  • At least 10 years of senior-level management experience managing and implementing public health or service delivery assistance programs in developing or transitional countries, with strong preference for candidates with experience in Tanzania or other sub-Saharan Africa contexts.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ethical management practices.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID’s objectives and PEPFAR’s Journey to Self-Reliance
  • Previous senior-level management experience working on USAID/PEPFAR-funded projects, preferably USAID contractual experience
  • Experience with social welfare systems and/or work force strengthening; preferably in Tanzania or understanding of the social welfare system in Tanzania
  • Tanzanian work experience preferred. Tanzania National preferred.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

Closing date: 31 Mar 2020


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