Deputy Chief of Party

  • Company:
    FHI360
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    17 hours ago
  • Category:
    General

USAID Zambia HIV Prevention for Key and Targeted Populations

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) 100% Time

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.

The USAID Zambia HIV Prevention for Key and Targeted Populations project aims to work at the community level to implement evidence-based HIV prevention services for priority and key populations in Zambia. The project will ensure completed referrals and linkages to high impact biomedical prevention services as well as referrals for treatment for people living with HIV at health facilities. This project is expected to support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as it works towards the goal of an AIDS-Free generation, in Zambia, as well as globally.

It is expected that these positions will be based at FHI 360’s Country Office in Lusaka, and the duration of the project is five years. All positions are contingent on award being granted and the final candidate selection will be subject to USAID approval.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) directly assists the Chief of Party in activity implementation and management. The DCOP shall have complementary technical skills and experience to the COP. The DCOP shall report directly to the COP, and will take over leadership and oversight of the project in the absence of the COP.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Provide leadership and quality assurance in all aspects of program management to strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service delivery activities

+ Manage the development and implementation of work plans; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinate partner efforts in program implementation; ensure accurate program monitoring and reporting; lead a program management team focused on quality and timely implementation.

+ Deputize for the COP to provide overall vision and leadership for the project and, when requested, serve as the project’s representative to USAID/Zambia, Ministry of Community Development, Maternal and Child Health, the Zambian National AIDS Commission, other donors and institutions, technical agencies and other participating organizations as required.

+ Working with monitoring and evaluation staff, review ongoing assessments of program progress, including quarterly reports and results of M&E exercises to determine if programs are meeting technical targets and goals. Work with staff and partners to make activity modifications, based on these assessments.

+ Ensure availability of technical resources in planning, implementing, and evaluating program activities.

+ Lead design and implementation of program activities focused on community awareness, behavior change and economic strengthening as it relates to key population access to quality health care.

+ Ensure programmatic activities are evidence-based, adapted to local context and reflect state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices for provision of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment to key populations.

+ Supervise and coordinate activities of the FHI technical and programmatic staff at central office and

+ Oversee the development, execution and ongoing management of subawards, including organizational capacity efforts to strengthen local partners.

Minimum Requirements:

+ Minimum of Bachelor’s degree. Master’s Degree or higher is preferred in public health, social/behavioral sciences, or equivalent field;

+ Seven years of progressively increasing responsibility working in public health in the areas of health communication, promotion, and/or education, with an emphasis on HIV prevention;

+ Three years in a leadership position for a project of similar size and/or scope;

+ Demonstrated management skills, including at least 3 years relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff;

+ Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships, and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, civil society and community-based organizations, and other donors;

+ Depth and breadth of knowledge of and experience in HIV prevention, care and support for key populations;

+ Strong organizational skills including task and time management;

+ Experience in/familiarity with Zambian health context required;

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills;

+ Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow;

+ Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

Typical Physical Demands:

+ Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

+ Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

+ Less than 10%

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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