The Chief of Party (COP) will serve as the point of contact for a large-scale USAID-funded program focused on prevention, care and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. Reporting to the Managing Director, the COP will provide leadership, vision, strategic guidance and management toward the realization of key program objectives and targets. He/she will be responsible for all aspects of the program, including management and oversight of activities to expand access to TB services, improve treatment coverage, and strengthen the sustainability of effective TB response systems; strategic guidance; and collaboration with USG and South African Government stakeholders and other agencies and institutions. The COP will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of BroadReach as a leader in data-driven, patient-centered TB service delivery. He/she will guide senior technical staff and ensure program quality, responsiveness, alignment with global and national priorities and standards, efficient use of resources, and achievement of results. The COP will have authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, and resource allocation and personnel issues. In carrying out these responsibilities he/she will work in partnership with donor representatives and national and local government agencies and officials, national and community-level civil society organizations, project partners, and project staff.
- Identify opportunities and negotiate partnership programs to leverage other donor, governmental, and organizational resources
- Ensure the strategic and functional integration of TB prevention, case finding and diagnosis, and care and treatment, as well as cross-cutting issues such as health systems strengthening, research and innovation, private sector engagement, and sustainability.
- Coordinate with finance staff to oversee streamlined operational and financial processes and provide financial management capacity building to client organizations. Ensure compliance with the financial and administrative requirements of the award.
- Supervise the work and assess the performance of senior project staff, long- and short-term advisors, and consultants. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being and ensure the work environment fosters diversity, gender equality and inclusion.
- Represent BroadReach programming, highlighting innovative work. Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and BroadReach branding and marking requirements and procedures.
- Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to BroadReach safety and security policies and plans, including COVID-19 protocols.
- Ensure timely and quality completion of all technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with donor and national guidelines.
- Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge in the areas of early detection and TB diagnosis, facility- and community-based case finding, treatment of drug susceptible and drug resistant TB, infection prevention and control (IPC), and TB/COVID-19 integration.
- Serve as the primary point of contact and ensure strong collaboration with donor and government counterparts and other key stakeholders.
- Maintain high level of communication with donor points of contact within concerning technical, programmatic, business and administrative aspects of award.
- Manage relationships with partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Coordinate the roles and activities of staff from partner organizations in implementation in line with BroadReach partnership principles.
- Support the project team in monitoring the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high-quality work and internal cost control.
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant management and technical experience, including at least 7 years of experience in senior leadership positions on medium to large donor-funded programs (annual revenue of $5 million or more).
- Good negotiation skills with the ability to navigate and relate at all levels
- Ability to effectively prioritize and plan work
- Confident and comfortable to challenge senior stakeholder thinking
- Track record of relationship building with government actors, health service providers, USG implementing partners, community- and faith-based actors and other relevant partners across all levels of health care system
- Collaborative nature of working across different teams
- Minimum of 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.
- Good influencing and interpersonal skills with people at all levels
- Experience managing and supervising large teams of technical and operational staff.
- Ability to speak and present proposals with conviction
- Experience in capacity building and providing technical assistance.
- Resourceful, creative and innovative approach to work
- Demonstrated ability to manage donor funded projects, including financial, human resource, compliance and quality assurance components with preference given to candidates with knowledge of USG rules and regulations.
- Ability to operate in a high-pressure environment with conflicting priorities and tight timelines
- Medical degree in a clinical discipline or PhD in public health or related field, with significant project management experience preferred.
- Advanced degree in medicine, public health, nursing, or other relevant field, preferably with a specialization in epidemiology or infectious disease.
- Technical expertise, experience and a strong network in education, prevention, and treatment of TB and/or infectious diseases and health systems strengthening for improved TB service delivery.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA
Application Deadline: N/A