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Jacobs Global Health Chief of Party in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Jacobs is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded global health project. The goal is to improve international health capacities at local levels by engaging and strengthening local partners. The position is anticipated to be based in the United States beginning in 2023.

The COP will provide overall direction and leadership, and external engagement with USAID missions in target countries, host country governments, international organizations, and other USAID implementing partners. The COP shall ensure the program achieves all technical, schedule, cost, safety and quality requirements. The COP must provide management oversight, quality control, and program results.


  • Provide overall leadership, planning, and implementation, ensuring timely and high-quality deliverables for USAID across a number of countries.

  • Accountable for both the quality and safety of the project, as well as for its successful financial and operational management.

  • Manage a globally dispersed team of technical, operational and management staff to deliver program objectives.

  • In collaboration with USAID and other stakeholders, determine annual priorities, manage the development of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and ensure the program responds to changing conditions and operating environments.

  • Lead strategy for partnership and engagement with national and local organizations to build their health capacities.

  • Provide oversight of grants evaluation, award, and administration. Ensure effective quality assurance for the lifecycle of the grants process.

  • Serve as a primary liaison with USAID and other key stakeholders for the program at the regional and international level.

  • Ensure effective technical leadership and oversight is in place and maintained, including rapid mobilization of technical assistance.

  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of all program activities and timely delivery of deliverables to USAID.

  • Ensure that program results are proactively disseminated, and lessons learned are shared and incorporated to continuously improve.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • An advanced degree in public health, health administration, international development, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 15 years experience in international development, leading complex projects in developing countries.

  • Extensive experience working effectively with counterparts at various levels of government, as well as with non-governmental organizations and international organizations in managing international development assistance projects.

  • Proven leadership and management skills, including a progressive track record of managing and coordinating high-performance teams across multiple geographies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge management experience to collect, analyze, and disseminate learnings across countries.

  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English.

Ideally, you'll also have:

  • Leadership experience in global health, and/or health systems strengthening.

  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring and evaluation of large health projects and grants programs.

  • Experience with Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).

  • Project management professional (PMP) certification.

  • French language skills.

  • Experience with gender and climate sensitive approaches.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.