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1 May 2020

Chief of Party | South Sudan | 2020

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for an anticipated multi-year, USAID-funded HIV/AIDS project in South Sudan. This position is anticipated to be based in Juba with regional travel as needed. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide project leadership, management, and technical direction to achieve an HIV response that is both effective and cost-efficient
  • Create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision in collaboration with others to scale up programs and services according to the latest epidemiological data
  • Lead project implementation and ensure that the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements
  • Serve as primary liaison with USAID, the government of South Sudan, project stakeholders, and counterparts in the public and private sectors
  • Supervise senior management team, technical, clinical, and administrative staff, and subcontracting organizations
  • Lead project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and institute appropriate program adjustments to achieve targets
  • Be innovative and implement strategies that demonstrably increase testing yields, enhance retention and improve viral suppression, and other applicable approaches to address unmet needs and close gaps in the treatment continuum


  • Master’s degree or higher in public health or medicine
  • Minimum 10 years of recent, relevant development experience designing, implementing, and managing USAID or other donor-funded health programs of similar size, scope, and complexity
  • Proven success in managing HIV/AIDS programs and strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, and quality improvement/quality assurance
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with the local government stakeholders, international donors, and local partners at national and sub-national levels; track record of building capacity of local partners
  • Proven experience using data to ensure continuous quality improvement and create change
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data management, and knowledge sharing
  • Extensive experience managing similar projects
  • Experience working closely with multidisciplinary teams in developing countries
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate a strategic vision
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience as chief of party on a donor-funded project in South Sudan or East or Central Africa preferred

How to apply

Application Instructions:

Please apply through https://ghdrecruit.formstack.com/forms/southsudan_ahec Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only South Sudan AHEC in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

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