Corus International
  • Business Development
  • YEM
  • Regular Full -Time
  • MiddleEast

Chief of Party - Yemen Mission Round of Momentum APS

IMA World Health, a subsidiary of Corus International, is seeking highly motivated individuals for the Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming USAID-funded Yemen Mission Round of Momentum (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health) APS. The project is expected to improve health maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in over 20 districts in Yemen. This will be accomplished through focusing USG assistance on improved access, utilization and quality of high impact Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) services in selected governorates. The COP will be based in Aden, Yemen, and will provide overall leadership, management, and oversight for all consortium partners, project staff and activities in accordance with the contract and donor guidelines. S/he will report directly to the Senior Technical Director of Programs at IMA and will liaise regularly with key stakeholders representing the program, including assigned USAID technical advisors and other staff; Government of Yemen ministry stakeholders, and other relevant civil society, NGO and UN agency stakeholders.

Corus International was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

Today, IMA offers extensive expertise in managing and implementing highly successful and complex donor-funded programs in nutrition, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening (HSS), malaria, HIV/AIDS, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). IMA has managed an average of $100 million annually over the last four fiscal years, through grants and contracts from FCDO, USAID, BHA, CDC, World Bank, the Global Fund, UNDP, MCC, and private donors.

Based in Aden, the COP will provide overall technical leadership and operational oversight for the project. The COP will serve as the primary liaison with USAID, other Development Partners working in Yemen, and Corus International's headquarters based in Washington DC (HQ), as well as relevant project stakeholders fostering collaborative working relationships. S/he will ensure the project's goals, objectives, and strategy are achieved and that contractual requirements are met on time and within budget. S/he is responsible for directing the project team with an integrated vision, applying effective leadership and strategic planning skills, management experience, outstanding interpersonal skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. The COP also is responsible for ensuring compliance with Corus's policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations, including responsibility for ensuring sub-awardee compliance and quality monitoring of program implementation.

The COP position will be based in Aden. Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and USAID approval. Yemeni nationals and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Responsible for overall leadership and supervision of all project activities, including sub-awardees/contractors and project personnel
  • Serve as the primary person responsible for the overall and direct implementation of project activities, overseeing the full-time and short-term technical assistance personnel and directing program management and operations, including financial management, cost control, partner management, program planning, performance monitoring, financial reporting, and client relations
  • Serve as IMA's in-country respondent and high-level representative to USAID, the Yemeni government, other donors and multinationals, technical agencies, counterparts, and other participating organizations on behalf of the project
  • Serve as the primary liaison to Corus senior leadership on progress and operations of project work
  • Oversee quality and timely reporting in line with donor requirements according to the contract/award agreement; monitor progress of program objectives and work with the Country Director and the technical QuIL team at headquarters to ensure quality control
  • Ensure the development and implementation of key project deliverables, including the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan, work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other required deliverables
  • Monitor staff performance and provide capacity strengthening support when needed
  • Hold team and partners accountable for meeting objectives in a timely manner; be ultimately responsible for management of fiduciary risk, attention to value for money, and continual performance improvement
  • Ensure visibility of program results, achievements, and lessons learned through presentations at conferences and workshops and/or by publishing articles in professional journals
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

  • Master's degree in public health, health policy, international development, or related area
  • Minimum of 12 years of professional experience in international health programming, with progressively increasing responsibilities and duties of a similar size and scope; experience in Yemen preferable
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing donor-funded projects in developing countries, from design to completion. Experience in fragile settings highly preferred.
  • Proven experience as a COP in the administration of similar-sized international donor-funded programs (preferably USAID-funded), with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting
  • Demonstrated experience in strengthening organizational and systems resilience in development, fragile, and/or humanitarian settings;
  • Awareness of USAID cooperative agreements, and the related policies, procedures, and regulations; deep understanding of USG federal compliance requirements and evidence of experience in their application
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with regional/district governments, representatives from other key stakeholders (such as NGOs, CSOs, etc.), and the private sector
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement
  • Required fluency in English and Arabic

IMA/Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.

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