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USAID Project Chief of Party, Cameroon

Location: Annapolis, MD
Company: ICF
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International Health and DevelopmentChief of Party, Cameroon
Job Description:
ICF is seeking a chief of party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded malaria project in Cameroon. The project will support the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement activities to reduce malaria morbidity and maternal and child mortality. As the primary liaison between the project and USAID, government agencies, and various other malaria stakeholders in-country, the COP will lead the implementation of the project. The COP will provide overall strategic direction, operations management, technical leadership, and financial and administrative compliance for all project activities to ensure they are completed on-time, within budget, and meet desired outcomes. The position will be in Yaoundé with travel to regions in Cameroon.
- Provide overall strategic direction, operations management, technical leadership, and financial and administrative compliance for all project activities to ensure they are completed on-time, within budget, and meet desired outcomes
- Be the primary liaison with the USAID project contracting officer and his or her representatives, responding to client needs within the limits of the agreement
- Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID
- Lead the development and production of all project deliverables, including annual country work plans, semi-annual reports
- Supervise and mentor the technical and administrative directors
- Report to the project manager at Head Quarters
Required Qualifications:
- Masters' degree in public health, epidemiology, or infectious diseases
- At least ten years' experience working managing projects in sub-Saharan countries
- Management experience in organizational capacity development, knowledge management, and managing group dynamics and high-performing teams
- Understanding of health care delivery systems
- Understanding of malaria control and elimination strategies at the global and national level
- Experience working with national and sub-national level government officials and health providers
- Experience working with community organizations
- Expertise in at least one of the following areas:
- Malaria interventions
- Surveillance
- Training and technical assistance at the country level
- Knowledge management and collaborative learning methods
- Ability to work and travel in Cameroon
- Written and verbal fluency in French
- Ability to work in English
Preferred Qualifications
- Medical Doctor or PhD in public health, epidemiology, statistics, international development, infectious diseases
- Experience managing USAID projects
- Experience working with U.S. President's Malaria Initiative projects
Professional Skills:
- Excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, including being an articulate speaker and sympathetic listener.
- Ability to assemble and manage a highly-skilled, interdisciplinary team; to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors; and to design, implement detailed, organized, timely, accurate monitoring and evaluation programs.
- Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation ability, as well as experience successfully leading an intercultural team in a development context.
- Excellent analytical skills
COVID-19 Policy (U.S. Based): New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you're seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF-together for tomorrow.
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ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at
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