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PostingID : 8630

Job Title:   Chief of Party

Job Category: Legal

Job Type

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

Abt Associates is currently seeking a qualified Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming Resilience in Northern Ghana (RING) II - Systems Strengthening Activity. This Activity focuses on enhancing the ability of all stakeholders to address poor nutrition and weak resilience in northern Ghana. The RING II - Systems Strengthening activity will result in sustained improvements in the delivery of local services to achieve measurable improvements in the nutrition and resilience of an estimated 85,000 reproductive-aged women and children under five years old. The position will be based in Tamale, Ghana and is contingent upon project award to Abt Associates. Key Roles and Responsibilities • Provide strategic direction, long-term programmatic vision, and technical leadership to produce activity results. • Serve as the activity’s key liaison with USAID and other development partners. • Establish and maintain strong relationships with USAID and local counterparts to ensure effective coordination of activities with relevant ministries; civil society, private sector, and development partners, other USAID and U.S. government-funded initiatives, and others stakeholders. • Provide leadership and technical support for activity staff and subcontractors to ensure a focus on results, achievements of annual work plan and targets, and timely/effective implementation. • Implement learning approaches to establish a culture of adaptive management that responds to contextual shifts by adapting decision making, resource allocation, and implementation approaches/strategies as necessary. • Manage country-level project operations and assist in the development of annual planning and timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables. • Serve as lead technical advisor providing guidance and oversight to technical staff as needed. • Oversee the country office and supervise a multi-disciplinary team of experts. • Manage the project budget and ensure the submission of timely and accurate program, financial, and procurement reports. • Create management systems in line with Abt’s standard operating procedures, consistent with the needs of the activity. • Uphold the standards of Abt Associates to lead a high performing team and ensures strict compliance to USAID and Abt’s policies, regulations, and internal controls.

Required Skills / Experience

• Master’s degree in international development, economics, community development, public health or related field. • At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience implementing multisector international development programs focusing on one or several of the following technical sectors: community resilience and development, agriculture, food security, public health, and/or nutrition. • At least 5 years of experience in a managerial or leadership role for a multi-sectoral international development program. • Demonstrated management, leadership, political acumen, and related skills. • Demonstrated success managing complex donor programs is desired, previous USAID experience strongly preferred.

Years of Experience : 15 Years   


• Experience in a country with strong security measures required highly preferred. • Experience building and maintaining partnerships with host country governments and international agencies. • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English required. • Ghanaian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


Education Level : Masters


City: Tamale


MinSalary GHc: 0.0000

MaxSalary GHc: 0.0000

Job Posting

Posting Date: Jan 13 2021 12:00AM

Date Expires : 31/01/2021

How to Apply

Contact Person / Email / Address:

Send Application (CV and Covering Letter) to : Ghanajobs@abtassoc.com

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