CCI: Chief of Party

Centre for Communication Impact (CCI)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 9 February, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) is Section 21, non-profit South African organisation based in Pretoria. CCI aims to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans through evidence-based strategic communication programmes. CCI seeks to employ a Chief of Party who will be based in Pretoria for an upcoming USAID Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Programme. 

The programme aims to reduce vulnerability to GBV risks and enhance mitigation of the effects of GBV in communities. The objectives of the programme are;

  • Strengthen community governance and accountability;
  • Increase primary and secondary GBV prevention;
  • Improve mitigation of GBV harms (tertiary prevention); and
  • Improve access to justice for all victims and survivors of GBV. 

Purpose of Job: Providing overall responsibility for ensuring quality control, the appropriateness and overall responsiveness of all assistance provided under the agreement, whether by short- or long-term advisors, sub-grantee partners or others. This position also entails: monitoring, evaluating and documenting progress toward project objectives; evaluating activities through consultative meetings, site visits and reporting requirements; implementing solutions to keep activities on track; and providing overall technical leadership and management, focusing the activity team on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives. The Chief of Party will serve as the principal institutional liaison with USAID and will be expected to have regular and transparent communication with the USAID Agreement Officer.

The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, experience in developing countries and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in spite of urgent deadlines.
The following are the minimum qualifications required for a proposed Chief of Party.

Job Qualifications 

Master's degree in one of the following:  Public Health, Social Sciences, or other relevant degree. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Master’s Degree or higher in public health, social sciences or other relevant field, with specialized training in development, social work, health promotion, or health education;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host country government counterparts and civil society organizations;
  • A demonstrated track record, including ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience, in rule of law strengthening projects, GBV focused project and managerial experience implementing complex joint donor-SAG projects;
  • Prior experience and knowledge of capacity development and system strengthening methods required to accomplish the program description;
  • Management of a US Government cooperative agreement or contract, with experience in senior program management, including professional and support staff supervision, is highly desired.
  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, including proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead a multi-disciplinary team; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English with exceptional attention to detail;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for CCI’s vision.

Applications: To apply send your application to and submit the following:

  • A motivation letter, please indicate position being applied for in the subject line;
  • CV to demonstrate expertise in the position indicating 3 contactable referees

Applications close on Friday, 9 February 2018, 12pm.
Please note that the position is contingent upon award.


NGO Services

NGO Services