NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding. Cameroonian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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PATH seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated five-year, $24 million USAID-funded Community HIV/AIDS Investments for Longer and Healthier Lives (CHILL) project in Cameroon. The project aims to improve community ownership and participation in local HIV response programs targeting key and priority populations to deliver a comprehensive HIV/AIDS response. Project objectives include reduction of new infections; increased enrollment and retention of patients on antiretroviral treatment; increased organizational capacity of local institutions; and strengthened enabling environment to implement sustainable community HIV programs. Responsibilities:
Required Skills Required Experience
- Provide high-quality technical and strategic leadership, administrative and managerial oversight, and monitoring throughout project implementation.
- Drive the development and scale of innovations and new approaches that increase key and priority populations’ use of high impact HIV prevention, uptake of HIV testing, rapid enrollment in antiretroviral treatment for those that are HIV-diagnosed, and scale-up of viral load services.
- Lead activities to improve the capacity of indigenous organizations to manage US Government funding and deliver high-quality HIV services to key and priority populations.
- Manage effective activity implementation and use of resources to achieve project outcomes.
- Monitor work plans, budgets, and finances in accordance with USAID rules and regulations and PATH policies and procedures.
- Serve as project representative to the USAID Mission, other US government representatives, Government of Cameroon officials, other donors, partners, and other civil society and private sector stakeholders.
- Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with all project partners and stakeholders.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities to ensure that project outcomes are accomplished and targets reached on time and within budget.
- Oversee the development of annual work plans, progress reports, and other required deliverables.
- Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with PATH policies and applicable Cameroonian laws.
- Recruit to meet evolving project demands.
- Identify project staff learning needs and provide technical assistance, guidance, and mentoring to project team on technical issues related to project implementation.
- A Master’s degree in public health or related field.
- Minimum of 12 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing large, complex projects of a similar nature.
- Proven track record in the planning, design, and execution of HIV projects, particularly PEPFAR-funded activities, and providing technical assistance to optimize community-based HIV service delivery for key and priority populations across the prevention-to-treatment cascade.
- Strong understanding of and experience implementing community-based HIV projects targeting key and priority populations, including people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and long-distance truck drivers, preferred.
- Professional experience working with host country governments and counterparts, international donor organizations, civil society, and private sector is highly desired, preferably to implement HIV/AIDS programming.
- Broad understanding of HIV service delivery in Cameroon, particularly related to key and priority populations.
- Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project.
- Proven record of developing and maintaining strong and effective partnerships.
- Substantial experience with USAID and US government rules and regulations.
- Professional level of oral and written fluency in English and French.
- Previous experience in West and Central Africa is strongly preferred; experience in Cameroon is desired.
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PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.