Deputy Chief of Party-Technical, USAID Zambia: Maintaining HIV Epidemic Control through Local Partners

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

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Deputy Chief of Party-Technical (DCOP-T) for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Zambia, focused on supporting access to and utilization of quality HIV services to achieve and sustain HIV epidemic control in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces. The DCOP-T will be responsible for administrative and financial leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of project set-up, daily operations, and close-out. The DCOP will manage the administrative and logistic infrastructure of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standard of excellence in health service delivery programming and donor-specified compliance. The position will be based in Lusaka and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Job Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party-Technical will have the following responsibilities:

+ Cooperate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all HIV/AIDS service delivery and technical assistance (TA) matters.

+ Lead the response to the specified deliverables, goals of grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 and USAID grant requirements.

+ Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Zambian context.

+ Oversee a team of technical staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.

+ Oversee technical outputs of all partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all subcontractors and other stakeholders.

+ Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision.

+ Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.

+ Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms

+ Serve as the primary program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.

Qualifications

+ Master’s Degree or higher in public health, social sciences, or a closely related field is required; a medical doctor is strongly preferred.

+ 5+ or more years of progressively more responsible technical supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, and oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.

+ At least 8-10 years’ technical experience in designing, implementing and managing HIV/TB programs and other public health programs in high-burden, resource-constrained settings preferred;

+ Knowledge and experience working within the health sector; experience working in Zambia preferred.

+ Demonstrated track record of working in diverse teams and fostering partnerships.

+ Experience with a USG Acquisition mechanisms, especially contracts, preferred.

+ Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.

+ Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English;

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

+ Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Office, etc.

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