Jhpiego seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide project and technical guidance for an upcoming USAID-funded maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH), immunization and nutrition project in Mozambique. The $50+ million project aims to strengthen the efficient and sustainable provision of evidence-based maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) care through the delivery of technical support that increases the capacity of the health management system. The project will operate over a 5 year-period.
The DCOP will work closely with technical and programmatic implementation teams to ensure the project is progressing towards expected results. The DCOP will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. Other responsibilities will include supervising project management or operational staff, overseeing annual work planning, leading the design, implementation and reporting of project activities, and the management of specific components as required. The DCOP will hold the primary management and programmatic responsibility for the project. In the absence of the Chief of Party, the DCOP may be required to undertake the responsibilities of that position on a temporary basis.
This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Mozambican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Provide day-to-day technical, programmatic, and management oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of the project goals and objectives
- Foster relationships with local implementing partners as a representative of Jhpiego and the project
- Facilitate relationships with designated counterparts within USAID, the Ministry of Health, as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Mozambique such as NGOs and CSOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities
- Provide management leadership, serving as overseer of staff across the project
Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
- Facilitate annual work planning, in close collaboration with USAID, Ministry of Health, COP, project team and project partners
- Contribute to the mentoring, and managing a team of highly qualified staff and aligns their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
- Oversee technical and programmatic capacity building for subcontractors and subgrantees
- Responsible for development of accurate and timely project reports to USAID, in line with USAID reporting requirements
- Advanced Degree in public health, health administration, public administration, international development, business administration or relevant field
- A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for large (approximately $30 million + per year), complex, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, neonatal, and child health, in addition to nutrition and immunization
- In-depth knowledge of USAID’s projects, regulations, compliance and reporting, with contract experience a plus
- Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of local capacity development efforts, including working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award requirements
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in financial planning and management, human resources, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions
- Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical and operational staff
- Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
- Previous experience working in Mozambique, with intimate understanding of the local health system and gaps and opportunities in maternal, neonatal, and child health, in addition to nutrition and immunization
- Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English and Portuguese
- Experience developing strategic plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
- Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical and operational capacity of staff in regional and national projects
- Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
- Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
Ability to travel nationally and internationally
- Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.
Please apply at www.jobs-jhpiego.icims.com
Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume and references.
For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.
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