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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 18, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Action Against Hunger-Uganda is a vital branch of the global humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger, dedicated to fighting hunger and malnutrition in Uganda. The organization has a strong presence in the country, implementing comprehensive programs aimed at addressing the root causes of hunger and improving the nutritional status of vulnerable populations.

Action Against Hunger-Uganda focuses on a multi-sectoral approach that integrates nutrition, food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and health interventions. These programs are designed to provide immediate relief to those in need while also promoting long-term sustainable development. The organization’s nutrition programs include therapeutic feeding centers and community-based initiatives that provide life-saving treatment to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

In the realm of food security, Action Against Hunger-Uganda works to enhance agricultural productivity and resilience among local communities. The organization provides training and resources to smallholder farmers, helping them adopt improved farming practices and diversify their livelihoods. This support aims to increase food production, improve household incomes, and reduce vulnerability to food shortages.

Water, sanitation, and hygiene are critical components of Action Against Hunger-Uganda's efforts to prevent malnutrition and improve overall health. The organization implements projects that ensure access to clean water, build sanitation facilities, and promote hygiene education. These initiatives help to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and create healthier living environments for communities.

Health interventions by Action Against Hunger-Uganda focus on strengthening local health systems and increasing access to essential healthcare services. The organization collaborates with local health authorities to train healthcare workers, improve healthcare infrastructure, and ensure the availability of essential medicines and supplies. These efforts contribute to better health outcomes and support the overall well-being of the population.

Job Title

Chief of Party USAID/Uganda Urban Health Activity job at Action Against Hunger

Job Description

Action Against Hunger is seeking a highly skilled Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming five-year USAID-funded Urban Health Activity in Uganda. This critical role focuses on addressing key urban health challenges such as poor quality of care, overburdened health facilities, uncoordinated referral systems, weak community structures, and insufficient private sector capacity. These issues collectively contribute to suboptimal health outcomes in the urban areas of Kampala, Mukono, and Wakiso. The Chief of Party will be based in Kampala, Uganda, with required travel to other project sites.
Purpose: The COP will lead the project, providing strategic vision and robust management to improve health systems and enhance community health services. This role involves overseeing the project’s implementation, ensuring results are delivered on time and on budget, adherence to USAID guidelines, and fostering partnerships with local government bodies, NGOs, community leaders, and private sector stakeholders.


Engagement: The COP will be the primary contact for the donor as well as public, private and non-governmental actors to maintain and grow productive collaborations. The role demands proactive leadership in coordinating activities among diverse groups and integrating priorities across different health initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of project implementation, including sharing how the project contributes to thought leadership of the industry. Serve as the primary point of contact to the funding agency as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.

  • Ensure that the project meets stated goals, outcomes, benchmarks, and reporting requirements, identifying and responding to issues and risks in a timely manner.

  • Lead coordination among USAID and key stakeholders, including partners, government stakeholders, civil society, and other USAID projects.

  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of activities including oversight of sub-recipients, as well as monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities.

  • Oversee project administration, schedules, and finances, including the development of approved annual workplans and Activity budgets.

  • Provides overall financial oversight of the budget over the life of the Activity.

  • Represents the Activity at regional, national, and international conferences, working groups, and meetings to support USAID and Action Against Hunger’s thought leadership.

  • Mentor and manage staff in a respectful and transparent manner, working with staff, partners, volunteers, and community members to build their capacity.

  • Lead strategic planning, including the development of annual and quarterly work plans to meet the objectives of the urban health project.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • The COP is expected to oversee project staff, including, but not limited to all required key personnel.


Fiscal Responsibility

  • Maintain fiscal oversight of the project’s budget, ensuring all financial operations are transparent and in line with both donor and Action Against Hunger’s policies.


Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with interruptions.

  • To travel to the field, the employee must attest to a level of physical fitness capable of enduring physically difficult, highly stressful situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required by contact with the missions, mission security, or other obligations.

  • Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business travel as well as to the missions if appropriate. While visiting the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.


Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse

  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of people of all genders equal access to information.

  • Provide a work environment where people of all genders must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.

  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.

  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.

  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.

  • Value and respect all cultures.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or a related field and a minimum of seven years of increasing management responsibility in international development projects; or

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field and 10 years of increasing management responsibility in international development projects.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Must have proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries facing complex, volatile, and uncertain contexts.

  • Demonstrated prior experience effectively managing USAID development or resilience activities involving Title II commodities and implementation by multiple sub-awardees.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing program implementation, financial reporting, programmatic reporting procedures and systems, and staff.

  • Demonstrates experience in recruiting and developing program staff, and should have prior experience working in Uganda.

  • The candidate should be familiar with the Uganda’s social, political, economic, and cultural landscape, and have demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, and other stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques.

  • The candidate should have proven success serving in a leadership role for a project addressing issues related to food security, nutrition, resilience, agriculture, natural resource management, livelihoods, or similar, preferably in Uganda.

  • The candidate must have at least five years of field experience.

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Experience with USAID and U.S. Government regulations is required.

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