Chief of Party – Supply Chain

at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 15, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Chief of Party - Supply Chain, Kampala, Uganda
Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Country: Uganda
City: Kampala, Uganda


The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is responsible for coordination of project activities and staff. S/he will have primary responsibility for liaising with USAID and other stakeholders in Uganda including the Ministry of Health and development partners. S/he will oversee program implementation, provide strategic direction and vision, develop technical approaches, and manage the project team and any consortium members. S/he will possess in depth, applied experience in SSCS programming. S/he will ensure the project complies with award terms and conditions, USAID policies and regulations, and systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste and abuse. S/he will have principal responsibility for cultivating open, productive, collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and implementing partners. The COP will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he should be able to offer solutions in a complex development environment. S/he shall have the requisite management expertise, interpersonal skills and professional relationships and fulfill the requirements detailed below:

Specific Responsibilities

Project Results:

Oversees implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
Serves as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.

Safeguard MSH's reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.
Technical Strategy and Vision:

Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy, M&E plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and RMS guidelines.
Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.
Project and People Management:

Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Must be a local national with relevant experience working in multiple countries, preferably in Africa.
Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in supply chain management is preferred.
Proven record of leadership in design and management of Supply Chain and technical assistance programs, and experience leading projects across a range of intervention types and/or health areas.
Demonstrated experience providing leadership, management and strategic direction towards the achievement of project goals, objectives and targets including experience overseeing program implementation providing technical vision and approach.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 10 years of experience in supply chain management, business management, public health or a related field. Preference will be given to those with considerable working experience in management positions and experience leading large and complex supply chain management and related technical assistance projects in Africa, including in Uganda.
Fifteen (15) years' of related experience in the areas listed above is preferred.

Education Requirements

Master's Degree in supply chain management, business management, public health or a related field.