Chief of Party, Tanzania

RTI International
Full time Staff

RTI International seeks qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates to support the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Multi-sectoral Nutrition (MSN) activity. The purpose of the Tanzania Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity is to intensify and integrate nutrition support to targeted regions to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, especially pregnant and lactating women, adolescents, and children under five. This Activity will enhance the Recipient’s capacity to provide technical support to the Government of Tanzania (GOT) agencies and other partners to implement multi-sectoral nutrition interventions, in line with the GOT’s National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.  The project will achieve this through a) Strengthened multi-sectoral coordination for improved nutrition at the local government level; b) Improved health, nutrition, caregiving, and WASH behaviors; and c) Increased access and availability of diverse, safe, and nutritious foods.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages client relations and serves as primary liaison and RTI representative with the client and stakeholders regarding overall policy, resource mobilization, and allocation
  • Provides technical direction and oversight of project activities
  • Holds primary responsibility for project performance and budget management
  • Leads planning, oversight, and coordination of all project activities and personnel, operational and technical
  • Responsible for ensuring quality control and responsiveness for all technical deliverables
  • Oversees all coordination with local government authorities and relevant stakeholders.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in public health or nutrition, public administration, or related nutrition disciplines.
  • Minimum of 12 years of professional experience in implementing public health programs relevant to nutrition and food security, maternal and child health. Prior DCOP or COP experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with host governments, other international donors, and other donor-funded projects.
  • Experience with advocacy and institutional development within government and non-governmental channels.
  • Experience in managing USG funding and familiarity with federal regulations.
  • Previous employment or extensive collaboration with NGOs.
  • Previous experience with agriculture, livelihoods, and WASH is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


Closing date: 
30th April 2018