Chief of party | Ethiopia | 2021

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 13 May 2021

Chemonics seeks interested and qualified individuals for the chief of party position for the anticipated USAID-funded Private Health Sector programming in Ethiopia. The Private Health Sector opportunity will seek to strengthen public-private health partnerships in the country by incorporating the private health sector as an indispensable component of the national health care delivery system. The project will build patient-centered public private partnerships and integrate key public health services into private sector services. Ethiopian Nationals are encouraged to apply. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, oversight, management, and overall coordination of technical activities, trainings, and increased public-private collaboration, in coordination with the senior management team
  • Support the development and implementation of key management systems that will support project planning, reporting, and performance management
  • Oversee and review all technical writing products and deliverables, including on-going quality assurance and quality improvement
  • Ensure all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate for local context, and integrate innovative practices, emerging knowledge, and international best practices into program activities
  • Identify challenges, obstacles, and difficulties affecting program implementation, develop strategies to solve those problems, and work with USAID and program staff as needed to implement those strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Government of Ethiopia, partners, private providers, and other key stakeholders in the private and public health sectors at the community, country, and international level


  • MD plus advanced degree in public health, business management/administration, health economics, international health, health policy, or in a related field
  • Minimum of 15 years senior-level experience in managing health programs in Ethiopia
  • Five years of experience working as chief of party, deputy chief of party, country director, or senior leadership position, with USAID experience preferred
  • Minimum of ten years of professional experience working in one of the following areas: market access, pharmaceutical and/or medical technology, digital health, health service delivery, and/or public-private partnerships
  • Knowledge of Ethiopian health systems, private sector, and governance structures at all levels, including challenges, opportunities, and historical context
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with stakeholders, including the U.S. government, the Ethiopian government, and representatives of community organizations, NGOs, and the private sector
  • An understanding of gender approaches in development
  • Strong skills in data use and interpretation, and ability to adapt program activities based on continuous quality improvement
  • Ability to perform at a senior management level, including managing staff in a matrixed system with a focus on adaptive management
  • Experience and a positive working relationship with USAID, including knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, compliance, reporting requirements, and grant management
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills is required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

How to apply:

Application instructions:

Please complete this application and submit your resume or CV in the link below by May 13, 2021 at 5 pm EST. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Ethiopia Private Health Sector COP - Formstack

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