Chief of Party (COP)

Position Overview:

The Chief of Party (COP) will lead the Palladium team in achieving all project objectives and will be based in Kenya. The COP for the Kenya Strengthening Health Supplies activity will be the principle point of contact for the USAID Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) in country and will have the authority to make decisions on behalf of Palladium and will have primary accountability for project requirements. S/He will coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders, including government agencies, other donorfunded projects, implementing partners, and USAID and other donors. The COP will support timely implementation across all activities by working with technical leads and operations staff to maintain a general organizational order of all ongoing activities. This role requires strong project management and organizational skills and an understanding of how to translate theories of change and project workplans into daytoday activities to achieve desired outcomes to ensure project success. The COP will also manage incountry project staff by providing direct supervision to senior project leadership.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as key point of contact for daytoday program management. Oversee and manage country team to ensure project implementation runs smoothly.
Lead the development and execution of highquality country strategic plans relevant to the local context and reflecting the global priorities.
Oversee the recruitment, orientation, and performance of senior staff and development of middle management staff.
Collaborate with technical leaders to ensure all workplan activities are not only taking place as planned but are also of high quality.
Liaise between technical and ops teams to ensure activity plans are translated into contracts, consultancies, travel, etc., and support financial management by ensuring case forecasts and spending reports reflect planned/completed technical activities.
Oversee project workplanning, budgeting, and progress/financial reporting, in collaboration with country team, technical, and HQ staff.
Interface with clients and other project stakeholders, to plan, implement, review, and report on projects and deliverables or products as needed.
Ensure staff compliance with project guidelines and SOPs.
Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Required Qualifications:

Experience in international development working with donors (including USAID) is required.
Experience as a Chief of Party or in a senior leadership position of a project that is implemented at the country level that required the assembling, managing, and supervising complex teams.
Experience with health supply chain management, procurement, warehousing or logistics programs strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain, 4PL, and 3PL logistics, including experience with LMIS, WMIS, TMIS, and control tower software.
Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Experience in monitoring and documenting project activities and outcomes.
Ability to exercise leadership, build teams, maintain effective communication, motivate, and generate commitment within a team.
Knowledge of USG procurement regulations.
Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and nontechnical audience required.


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