Chief of Party (COP) At Project Hope


Position : Chief of Party (COP)Ghana Health Program KP JDs

Project HOPE seeks a Chief of Party, RMNCH Technical Advisor, SI/M&E Manager, Finance and Administration Manager, and Health Care Financing Advisor for the upcoming USAID-funded Ghana Health Program activity. The goal of this project is to strategically contribute to the Government of Ghana’s strategies to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, including stillbirths, and improve their overall health and well-being by 2030. Activities are expected to advance Ghana toward increased localization, increasing the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale-up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality MNCH, voluntary family planning, malaria, and global health security services. The project will increase access, utilization and quality of maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, and nutrition services to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in northern Ghana.

Chief of Party (COP)

  • The COP will provide vision, leadership, and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the upcoming project.
  • The COP will be responsible for the overall program leadership, management, and technical direction of staff and consultants, project activities such as implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, and partner coordination.
  • S/he is supposed to serve as key liaison with USAID, government counterparts, and local partners.
  • The COP will manage and supervise the work of program personnel and subcontractors/subgrantees and ensure that all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate. S/he also oversees program work planning, performance management, and strategic communication.
Required profile for job ad : Chief of Party (COP)Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Health is preferred.
  •  At least 10 years of demonstrated experience managing operational, project management, and administrative duties for U.S. Government–funded projects or other internationally-funded programs. Previous Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience in public health, RMNCH, or related field in Ghana.
  • Leadership skill in designing, managing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating donor-supported programs as well the ability to manage programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing consortiums and building capacity of local organizations.
  • Understanding of the Ghana (or similar) social and political context, and developments in the health sector.
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID missions, host-country counterparts, and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector, and other donors.
  •  In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance, and reporting.
  • Management, training, or clinical background in maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning/reproductive health, or health systems strengthening.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform.

All positions will be based in Ghana. Ghana nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are contingent upon award.

Due to the large number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered.

No phone calls please.

Job criteria for job ad : Chief of Party (COP)
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Northern – Upper East – Upper West – Western
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Key Skills :


April 2024