Chief of Party - Global Fund Project Malawi

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Only national applicants from Malawi are considered.


The Chief of Party (CoP) provides oversight and technical leadership, administration, fiscal management, and grant and contract administration and management, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the Program. The position serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities. The CoP ensures an integrated vision among different components and implementing partners, and a focus on achieving the results as defined in the grant contract with the donor and promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. The position have an overall responsibility of managing all staff of the Global Fund Unit (PRMU). The CoP will work collaboratively with Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Government of Malawi, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) , The Global Fund Country team and all other stakeholders. He will manage the Global Fund (PRMU) to ensure timely and effective engagement with all stakeholders as well as efficiency, quality and timeliness of all products and activities generated under the program.


  • Lead Malawi Global Fund HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Principal Recipient Management Unit (GF PRMU), establish a clear visionof excellence, manage program team and ensure exceptional performance by allstaff of the GF PRMU.

  • Act as the primary program contact to the donor and other local and international stakeholders responsible for addressing all program-related matters. Serve as the primary point of contact for the Global Fund, and other relevant programs stakeholders on matters related to the Global Fund HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria program in Malawi.

  • Lead, manage, and supervise delivery teams comprising long and short-term team members and implementing partners.

  • Ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables.

  • Lead the team in developing and finalizing package of documents for the grant making as required by the Global Fund, leading to signing of the grant agreement with the Global Fund.

  • Lead development and review of annual and quarterly work plans for the GlobalFund Country Team.

  • With key program staff and stakeholders, ensure the Program’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and met expected technical quality standards.

  • Provide guidance and overall technical oversight to implementing partners.

  • Ensuring the Program annual budget is well-developed, and its execution is monitored on an ongoing basis.

  • Ensuring the targets are met and quality of implementation is achieved tomaximize impact.

  • Implementation plans adequately prepared in a timely manner.

  • Compliance to contractual obligations by all stakeholders is maintained over the life span of the Program.

  • Ensuring that the relevant technical capacity is available for delivery of theplans.

  • The programs implemented are of the best quality.

  • Ensuring the achievement of all results based on thecontractual agreement between the Principal Recipient and the GlobalFund.

  • Ensure effective coordination and communication with the various stakeholders involved in the implementation of theproject.

  • Submit progress reports (programmatic and financial) including Progress Update and Disbursement Requests (PU/DR), annual reports to the Global Fund in a timely manner.

  • Ensure individual and team performance is professionally managed and meets WVI’s standards, policies and procedures and technical quality implementation.

  • Performing and highly motivated GF PRMU team is sustained with clear objectives, implementation strategies and Key Performance Indicators(KPIs).

  • Staff support and professional development needs are identified and met forimproved staffperformance.


  • Minimum of 8 years’experience in international development, with a focus on public health and infectious diseases program management or in the administration of complex public health projects in LMIC context.

  • Experience leading Global Fund.

  • Extensive experience in leading and managing of large (budgeted at $US10M or more) healthprojects,especiallyHIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malariaandotherpublichealthprograms,anddealingwithinternationalpartners the Global Fund, USAID, DFID, EU or other bilateral-funded projects.

  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities and implications to community development, particularly public health.

  • In-depth knowledge of matters related to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria transmission, prevention, treatment and care and strategies to reach the Key Populations and toinfluence policies and decisions.

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or higher in PublicHealth is required (Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred).

  • Hands on experience in implementing large-scale HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria or other infectious diseases programs.

  • Demonstrated experience as development professional in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs and managing pool of technicalsupport.

  • Knowledge of gender issues in health programming.

  • Hands on experience in health system strengthening program implementation is desired.

  • Fluency in English Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


  • Ability to develop and monitor a dynamic partnership and constructive working relationships with all stakeholders, including civil society organizations (CSOs) and decentralized government agencies and service providers.

  • Experience with The Global Fund program management is preferable.

  • Proven ability to use, analyze and interpret complex sets of information for informed and evidence-based decisionmaking.

  • Proven ability to prepare reports, perform strategic program analysis, briefing notes and clear communication with stakeholders on the Program progress:

  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility, make strategic, technically and politically sound decisions and monitor their execution in a timely and efficient manner:

  • Proactively and in timely manner identify the Program needs and propose effective and efficient solutions to address the needs and bottlenecks during the Program implementation.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Willingness and ability to travel 30% locally and internationally is required.