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[afro-nets] Job Announcement with Save the Children (U.S.)


  • From: Ronnie Stanford <RStanford@savechildren.org>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 17:29:39 -0500

Job Announcement with Save the Children (U.S.)
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Advisor and Chief of Party - Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Program
Save the Children (U.S.)
Ethiopia country office -Addis Ababa

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall
management of the USAID Cooperative Agreement for the Positive
Change: Children, Communities and Care Program, valued at $20
million for five years. S/he will provide strategic and
operational leadership to develop and implement a multi-
sectoral, integrated HIV/AIDS program that will achieve
measurable outcomes in the mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS
on families and communities in Ethiopia, and provide care and
support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children and people living
with HIV/AIDS. This program will focus on four main program
components: 1) Mobilizing civil society organizations (NGOs,
CBOs, FBOs) for community-based responses; 2) Capacity building
engaged in community-based responses; 3) Supporting links and
networking between the organizations and government agencies in
addressing the care and support needs of these individuals and
4) Monitoring and evaluation of community-based response
programs. The COP will maintain close liaison with USAID, Save
the Children's Ethiopia and home offices, partner organizations
and Government of Ethiopia representatives. The COP will ensure
the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including
annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual
reports and annual reports.

Qualified candidates must possess an Advanced degree in
international relations, public health, economic development, or
related field plus 8+ years experience managing overseas, multi-
partner development programs, especially USAID funded projects .
Experience in managing large field programs for an international
NGO is a must, demonstrated skills in strategic and program
planning and understanding of HIV/AIDS-related support services,
and skills in leadership and supervision are important.
Familiarity with USAID regulations and policies; PEPFAR
policies, guidelines and procedures; and extensive experience in
Africa is also required. Proven experience in building capacity
of local NGOs, promoting and collaborating closely with multi-
level stakeholders, and excellent skills in team building and
national staff development is also critical. Excellent
interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work
effectively in team situations and strong communication skills
are also important for success in this role.

Please visit our Career Website at
http://www.savethechildren.org/careers/index.asp and apply
online for position.

Best regards,

Ronnie Stanford
Recruitment Specialist
Save the Children (U.S.)
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880, USA
Tel. +1-203-221-3737
Fax: +1-203-221-4077
mailto:rstanford@savechildren.org