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Chief of Party (VMMC)

Date Posted: Sep 14, 2019
Monthly Salary: 0 MWK - 0 MWK

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Expanding Malawi HIV/AIDS Prevention with local Organizations Working for an Effective Epidemic Response (EMPOWER).
CHAM’s Consortium is currently seeking several positions to support the USAID-funded Expanding Malawi HIV/AIDS Prevention with local Organizations Working for an Effective Epidemic Response (EMPOWER) program. The EMPOWER Activity will support implementation of the larger President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the national HIV response in Malawi. EMPOWER is a five-year program with the goal of preventing new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections in targeted populations in PEPFAR priority districts in Malawi. EMPOWER will strive to increase use of proven, high impact, HIV prevention interventions by high-risk and underserved populations. A further objective is to identify undiagnosed HIV- infected persons (HIV case finding) and link them to life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART).

Chief of Party (COP) VMMC Component

The Chief of Party shall provide overall leadership, strategic vision and direction, program management and oversight, and will serve as principal liaison to USAID and national MoH staff.
****This position is contingent upon award from USAID. *****
S/he will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Educational Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline; an advanced degree in a clinical or public health discipline (medicine, nursing, epidemiology) is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of senior-level experience leading large-scale, complex HIV and/or public health programs, including supervision of technical staff, preferably in East and Southern Africa.
  • An additional 10 years of progressively increasing, responsibility working in HIV and related fields, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa; prior experience with VMMC programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, other donors, civil society and CBOs.
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse partners and a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Prior experience managing PEPFAR and/or USAID-funded agreements or contracts.
  • Interested candidates must download a standard Employment Application Form from the CHAM website, at
  • Candidates must submit a completed Employment Application Form, recent CV with three traceable referees and a covering letter to the following address:  with a copy to
  • The e-mail’s subject line must include the post being applied for.
  • Applications must be received by close of business on Friday, 20th September, 2019.
  • Applications should be addressed to: The Executive Director, CHAM Secretariat, P.O Box 30378, Lilongwe 3.
  • Only applications through the above two emails will be considered
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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