- Provide leadership and overall technical and management responsibility for program implementation, including staff and program activity supervision. Support development and monitoring of annual technical work plans and budget.
- Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports according to the cooperative agreement.
- Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement, working with the monitoring and evaluation team.
- Oversee implementing partners and provide technical and managerial oversight and coaching for their performance.
- Ensure strong working relationships with implementing & technical partners, the Ministry of Health and other government stakeholders, and USAID.
- Ensure programmatic compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
- Work closely with HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
- Identify lessons learned and best practices for external dissemination. Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
- A minimum of a Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Business Administration, international development, agriculture or food security, or similar field is required.
- 10 years of demonstrated experience in implementing and/or managing large-scale donor-funded development programs is required. At least five years working on related nutrition, agriculture, food security, or MCH programs within those years is preferred.
- Experience working in Tanzania is strongly preferred. Sub-Saharan African implementation experience required.
- Prior experience as a COP, Deputy COP or equivalent is required.
- Supervisory experience over multicultural teams of similar scope and size is required.
- Extensive experience preferred with building and maintaining effective partnerships and leveraging resources with development stakeholders.
- Strong organizational and communication skills.
- Experience working with high-level government officials, USAID, and other key stakeholders is required.