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Job Title: Chief of Party - South Africa
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Organization: University Research Co., LLC
Posted: 7/21/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Pretoria,      South Africa
Position Description: Project Overview:

The USAID TBSAP Project is five-year contract which builds upon interventions and achievements from URC’s current USAID TB CARE II South Africa and the prior TB Program South Africa. TB CARE II activities are supporting the South Africa National Department of Health’s (NDOH) TB prevention and control efforts, working closely with national and provincial partners to close identified gap areas and further develop sustainable systems that can carry forward long-term improvements in TB and drug-resistant (DR) TB diagnosis, care, and treatment services.

TBSAP will help the government of South Africa further reduce TB infections, with the ultimate goal of ending TB once and for all. To reach this goal, TBSAP will continue to improve the long-term sustainability of effective TB response systems and improve TB care and treatment for vulnerable populations.

Roles and Responsibilities: The Chief of Party will provide overall strategic and managerial leadership of the project in collaboration with all of the major stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Providing overall strategic and managerial leadership of the project in collaboration with all of the major stakeholders • Monitoring the TB Program’s performance in achieving NTP/NSP goals and objectives • Coordinating with NTP and provincial departments of health on the identification of project technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected outputs of the contract • Development of suitable scopes of work, recruitment of consultants, and execution of technical assistance contracts • Coordinate the meetings of TB SAP Steering Committee • Coordinating with NTP to determine all training, technical needs and identifying suitable opportunities to support each component of the project • Providing administrative supervision for all long- and short-term staff • Ensuring that field staff prepare and update performance data on a regular basis • Providing technical inputs on various aspects of the project including DOTS expansion, training, social mobilization and TB/HIV • Identifying NGOs and other private entities to implement various PPM models • Overseeing management systems implementing all activities undertaken with funds provided in the contract • Overseeing the annual project planning cycle which formulates comprehensive annual work-plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual project activity reports as specified in the contract • Functioning as the liaison between the NDOH, PDOHs, appropriate private sector groups, and USAID on all administrative and financial matters related to the project.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications • A strong record of leading projects of similar size and complexity in South Africa; • At least 10 years of experience, preferably in South Africa, in TB policy and technical skills; • Demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships with senior government officials, the business community, civil society, and international donors; excellent written and oral communications skills; • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills; and • A degree in a relevant discipline such as Medicine or Public Health.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

Organization Description: University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (

Closing Date: 10/21/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Biruk Yitayew,  Chief of Party
Contact Location: 5404 Wisconsin Ave Suite 800

Chevy Chase   MD  20815
United States
Contact Location: 5404 Wisconsin Ave Suite 800
  Chevy Chase   MD  20815
  United States
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How to Apply: To Apply: For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at Please send your CV/Résumé, Cover Letter and completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet to Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest. URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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