Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company that operates in over 80 countries and is dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year USAID/Indonesia Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Activity. This activity aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Indonesian health system by strengthening the local institutional architecture within the system’s financing, information, and HRH functions to boost accountability and resilience. The activity will work to establish pathways for maternal and child health, tuberculosis, HIV, and global health security programming to provide equitable access to quality, affordable, and essential health services to sustain short-term gains and improvements in health outcomes.

The COP will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall

coordination of the activity. They will serve as principal institutional liaison with USAID and key

stakeholders. They will manage staff and ensure that the Indonesia HSS Activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements, as well as ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all activities generated through the activity. The position is expected to be based full-time in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is contingent upon award of the activity to Chemonics.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall technical leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary team; oversee and participate in strategic planning; supervise execution of annual workplans and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.
  • Serve as Chemonics’ principal liaison with USAID/Indonesia, Indonesian government representatives, other implementing partners, and other stakeholders including partners, public and private organizations, service providers, and beneficiaries to ensure the activity is meeting its objectives as well as cultivate meaningful and strong relationships with USAID/Indonesia.
  • Ensure the highest workforce development and health systems strengthening technical standards of performance.
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff, ensure staff are effectively and efficiently managing project activities and operations, and maintain sound program HR and financial management.
  • Coordinate with Chemonics Corporate Office and USAID counterparts to ensure a high standard of compliance with Chemonics, Host Country, and USAID regulations and requirements.
  • Continuously assess and evaluate activity outcomes, ensuring learning is continuously incorporated into implementation, making course corrections as appropriate. Maintain a high standard of reporting to USAID.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development, public health, finance, health systems strengthening, workforce development, supply chain or a closely related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in an international development setting, ideally in project implementation sponsored by USAID or other international donors.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as chief of party or other leadership position of donor-funded programs, managing complex activities that involve coordination with multiple project stakeholders.
  • Previous experience working in Indonesia, Southeast Asia or countries implementing health systems strengthening is required.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain partnerships with government counterparts to strengthen the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to improve equitable access and utilization of high-quality, evidence-based, and respectful public health services
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care.
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Effective English oral and written communication skills are required.

How to apply

Please apply using this link. Applications must be submitted by close of business Eastern Time (ET) on June 28, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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