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IGC seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID/Pakistan GHS activity. The COP will have primary responsibility for the overall strategic leadership and oversight of the project. This position will oversee project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and requirements, coordinating, convening, and leading activity partners, teams, and stakeholders, ensuring technical excellence and impact, and ensuring all applicable USAID and the Government of the Pakistan regulations are followed. The COP will also represent the project to USAID and the Government of Pakistan, providing overall strategic leadership and vision for the IGC-led team and managing long- and short-term technical expertise across all result areas. The position will be based in Islamabad, Pakistan, and will involve travel to provincial-level implementation sites throughout the activity.

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding availability/award from USAID. Pakistani nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills:
  • Demonstrated success in complex health program management, including experience in the following: client relationship management, convening and managing multisectoral interventions and strategies, developing program work plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, and fielding and managing short-term technical assistance for USAID-funded programs.
  • Ability to develop a common vision among partners and lead multi-disciplinary teams across the animal, human, and environmental sectors.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and management skills.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as IGC’s point-of-contact with USAID and Government of Pakistan agencies, multilateral development agencies, project partners, nongovernmental organizations, and other partners at the national, provincial, and district levels with a strong ability to convene cross-disciplinary stakeholders.
  • Conceptualize, lead, and manage overall design and implementation of project’s technical strategy; overall accountability for ensuring the quality of project approaches, interventions, and activities and achievement of project objectives.
  • Responsible for the overall delivery of project activities in compliance with USAID regulations, including managing and overseeing the program’s technical, operational, and administrative staff.
  • Interface regularly with USAID on management and decision-making. Ensure that the project activities meet client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated.
  • Develop and implement annual program work and performance plans and negotiate agreement of those plans with USAID and other partner organizations. Lead annual project work planning and reporting and be the principal point of contact with USAID, Government of Pakistani agencies, and other implementing partners.
  • Work closely with finance and technical staff, pertinent IGC’s Pakistani and headquarters’ office staff, and appropriate USAID staff when necessary to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored, and reported in achieving project objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with IGC and USAID procedures and policies.
  • Oversee project financial and administrative activities, requesting direction from IGC headquarters business partners as needed.
  • Ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analyzed, disbursed, monitored, and reported to achieve project objectives and results.
  • When necessary, work closely with key IGC staff, government, and non-government officials, contractors, and USAID staff to ensure full compliance with local laws (e.g., concerning taxes, pension, shipping, customs, and registration) while integrating with IGC systems and procedures.
  • Ensure USAID guiding principles, e.g., locally led development, sustainability, inclusive development, diversity equity inclusivity, gender equality, and private sector engagement, are woven into project implementation approaches.
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks to track data/results effectively and provide strategic inputs to the project’s Collaborating Learning and Adapting (CLA) agenda.
  • Directly supervise and mentor project staff.
  • Advanced degree in a related field, including public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, or similar.
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in one or more of the following: infectious diseases, epidemic outbreak response, One Health, AMR, lab sciences, surveillance, or health systems strengthening.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ progressively responsive experience in a senior role managing large and complex integrated health systems or service delivery programs of similar scope and dollar value in South Asia – Pakistan is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to translate data into action and communicate results to wide-ranging audiences.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with government, donors, the private sector, and community organizations to achieve health objectives in Pakistan.
  • Knowledge of the Pakistani human, animal, and/or environmental health sectors and established local networks, including relationships with the MoNHSRC & provincial health departments and other health donors.
  • Ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments across different cultures and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.
  • Experience working as COP, Country Director, or similar for USAID-funded projects is highly desirable, with proven capacity to effectively manage project funds and a diverse team, including remote staff.
  • Ability to travel and work in any of the anticipated priority states.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong teams and relationships with host-country counterparts and other donors.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and with multiple concurrent demands.
  • Verbal and written English and Urdu proficiency is required.
  • Work experience in South Asia is required, and Pakistan is a plus.

Total compensation is based on the country of hire and the job-specific compensation plan.