Chief of Party/Project Director

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The Public Health Operations is currently seeking a Chief of Party Project Director to support a large healthcare contract.  This position is contingent upon contract award.

Primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the Project, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving results.. This individual must identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate adjustments. This individual must act as the key liaison with USAID and all other counterparts and implementing partners. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, an ability to cope with multiple interests and challenges, experience in developing countries, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in the face of urgent deadlines.   


The minimum qualifications for the COP candidate include:

        a Ph.D. degree in laboratory science, public health, public policy, infectious diseases, or related field of study and at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience implementing development programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills; or a Master’s degree in a similar field and ten (12) years of similar experience; and

        at least five (5) years of management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working on multifaceted, complex international development programs; and

        previous experience as a successful COP, experience working on One Health, and/or experience as a project director. 

        Prior experience directing a USAID project highly desirable


The preferred candidate will also have at least five (5) years of experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in the Africa or Asia regions; 

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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