Pact is hiring a
Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Program Operations (PrOps) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Operations teams contribute to realizing this by: ensuring effective project management through supporting project startups, implementation, reporting and financial management as well as closeouts; portfolio coordination: providing a coordinating role across departments in DC that support country offices and programs; working with country teams to develop, refine and pursue their strategies by leveraging technical knowledge (our own and others) and supporting business development as needed; knowledge sharing and learning: enhancing communication between country offices and DC-based teams to ensure better understanding of the diverse operating environments and program approaches.
Pact seeks an experienced Country Manager/Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Local Health Systems Solutions (LHESS) Activity, which is expected to be released in 2023. The purpose of this activity is to support Liberia’s MoH in strengthening critical components of the health system to improve access and affordability, thus increasing patient outcomes at all levels and focuses on three core objectives:
This is anticipated to be a five-year activity (2024-2029). This position is contingent upon award.
The COP will be responsible for technical leadership and the overall management and operations of the Activity as well as Pact Liberia office. The COP will supervise high-quality project implementation, with a focus on achieving the project goals and USAID/Liberia development objectives. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination of all activities across all relevant parties including USAID, the Government of the Liberia, local organizations, key stakeholders, and implementing partners. The COP will also oversee all project staff and consortium partners for results-oriented planning, leadership, and coordination of project activities.
As the Country Manager, the individual will be the main contact for all organizational matters pertaining to Pact Liberia office and will liaise with Pact DC office teams, Africa Regional office and other country offices.
The specific duties to be carried out by the successful candidate are listed below:
Master's degree with eleven (11) years work experience or bachelor's degree with at least thirteen (13+) years work experience. Graduate degree in public health or relevant field strongly prefered.
At least six (6+) years management experience, preferably as a COP or in a comparable managerial position on donor-funded health projects, preferably for USAID programs.
At least ten (10) years of experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with demonstrable experience in public health, health systems, and health policy.
Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to perform and collaborate in complex and politically sensitive project environments.
Experience working on and leading teams for USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.
Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing a diverse team of employees and partners with conflict sensitivity.
Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, and work with and between different stakeholders, including local organizations, government institutions, private sector entities, and US Government agencies.
Demonstrated skills in problem solving and consensus building.
Fluency in English (oral, writing, and reading)
Experience with national health policy development and implementation
Ability to travel within Liberia and occasionally internationally.