Chief of Party

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Chief of Party

  • Post Date:September 26, 2022
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Job Category: Programs
Requisition Number: CHIEF002839
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Harare, ZWE

Summary of Role

IntraHealth seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Activity in Zimbabwe. The goal of the project will be to improve demand for and the availability of MNCH services to improve health outcomes in the country, by increasing the use of MNCH services, targeting hard-to-reach populations; strengthening community systems and linkages for integrated MNCH services; and improving Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) capacity for MNCH policy implementation.

The COP will be responsible for overall project management and performance, including providing the vision and leadership to attain technical objectives for project success, providing financial and administrative oversight, and identifying and mitigating implementation risks. The COP will serve as the primary point of contact representing the project with USAID, the MOHCC, other donors, implementing partners, and key stakeholders, including the private sector, to ensure program alignment, complementarity, and optimization of resources.

This position will be based in Harare and is contingent upon funding availability and USAID approval. Zimbabwean nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Provide strategic leadership to the program team to ensure technical excellence, financial stewardship, and compliance with IntraHealth and USAID policies.
  • Establish and support a performance management system for the achievement of high-quality results by IntraHealth, its partners, and subgrantees so that all deliverables are met on time and within budget.
  • Serve as the activity representative and work collaboratively with USAID, other donors, the MOHCC, local government authorities and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensure the activity is in alignment and integrated with, and sustained by, the Government of Zimbabwe’s policies and strategies.
  • Supervise and support financial and administrative staff to provide strong financial management and smooth implementation of all activities under this cooperative agreement.
  • Oversee implementing partners and provide technical and managerial oversight and coaching for their performance.
  • Oversee and support the program team in the timely submission of Activity work plans, target requests, and other requests from USAID and MOHCC.
  • Lead the Activity’s senior management team.


  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, medicine, or related field.
  • At least 7-10 years of relevant experience managing, designing, and implementing, multi-million-dollar, donor-funded health programs in Zimbabwe and/or other Southern African contexts. Previous experience as a Chief of Party preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management, including rules and regulations.
  • Excellent leadership qualities and in-depth public health technical and management expertise.
  • Experience in MNCH service delivery, health systems strengthening, community health, capacity building, quality improvement, and policy development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and advise Ministry counterparts and maintain effective working relations with national and global stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and English language oral presentation skills
  • Zimbabwean nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

Why join IntraHealth?

IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked in more than 100 countries since 1979. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.

Our programs generate long-term social and economic impact to keep communities around the world healthy, strong, and prosperous. And our dynamic staff are passionate about global health and equity. We are committed to excellence.

Join us. The future of global health starts here.

Our benefits

IntraHealth is a great place to work. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and flexible teleworking and remote work policies that reflect our focus on staff safety, well-being, and retention.

Our workplace culture

IntraHealth stands for equality, justice, and respect. We strive to be an antiracist organization that works to minimize power imbalances and increase local sustainability in global health. We aim to create and foster a workforce that reflects and contributes to the diverse global community in which we work. Join us and be part of it.