Chief of Party

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • September 30, 2024



JSI is dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater health, education, and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause. JSI is currently recruiting for Chief of Party candidates for several upcoming USAID funded supply chain and pharmaceutical technical assistance projects in various countries in Sub Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia, including Zambia.

The purpose of this activity is to strengthen systems and provide operational support to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, affordable health commodities. This position is contingent upon an award from USAID.

The Chief of Party is responsible for strategic and managerial oversight, project quality and team leadership. The COP encourages innovation and oversees project coordination, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The COP will be the official representative of JSI for this program. As such, they will build and maintain excellent communications and professional relationships between all relevant parties including the government counterparts, USAID and other partners.


  • Provide leadership, management and strategic direction towards the achievement of project goals, objectives, and targets;
  • Oversee program implementation, providing the strategic direction, technical vision, and approach;
  • Manage the project team and consortium members;
  • Represent the project to USAID and to the MOH and ensure that the project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated, and learnings are shared and incorporated to continuously improve;
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award and USAID operational policies and regulations;
  • Lead project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Ensure systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste and abuse; and
  • Oversee the production and timely submission of project reports to USAID.


  • Master or advanced degree in public health, supply chain management, institutional development, business management, finance, or related field or minimum of 15 years in related professional experience;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing USAID or other donor funded projects in developing countries. Preference will be given to candidates with considerable working experience in senior-level management positions and experience leading large and complex supply chain management and related technical assistance projects in low and middle income countries and for USAID;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing supply chain and/or pharmaceutical management projects particularly in low and middle income countries;
  • Demonstrated experience working on supply chain or institutional capacity development;
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, including written and spoken English fluency (native or equivalent);
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing project work plans and managing performance against objectives and timelines;
  • Demonstrated success in building and leading high performing teams;
  • Excellent negotiation skills with demonstrated capacity for negotiating with senior government officials or executives;
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively present project results and accomplishments to national and international stakeholders, donors, and in-country counterparts; and
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures is required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 09/30/2024.

No phone calls please.

Principals only please.

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