Chief of Party - Uganda
American Institutes for Research - Washington, DC

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit institution working "to conduct and apply behavioral and social science research to improve people's lives and well-being, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged." Since 1946, AIR has worked with U.S. and international partners in over 80 countries to ensure that research translates into effective and successful programs in the areas of education, health, and workforce development.

AIR is seeking a The Chief of Party (COP) for a potential USAID funded 'Communications for Healthy Communities' project in Uganda, focusing on reduction in HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB).

Responsibilities

The COP will provide overall strategic leadership and oversight for the project. The candidate must have technical, managerial and interpersonal skills and experience appropriate for a health behavior change communications project within the Ugandan context. Experience in interacting with host country agencies, including central and local government, development partners, civil society and community based organizations is essential.

Qualifications

Candidates for the COP must be either a Ugandan citizen or from the East African region.

The COP will have:
  • A Master's Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in public health in the fields of health communication, promotion and/or education
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations
  • Documented experience in providing technical assistance that is required to implement this project
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG funded activity management, policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills (in English)
  • Relevant field experience in similar settings with significant management responsibility, including relevant supervisory experience of professional (technical) staff.
  • Previous experience as a COP or Deputy COP is desirable.
AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org . To apply, please go to http:jobs-airdc.icims.com?&sn=idealist.org and conduct a job title search. EOE.

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