Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Inviting Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives Programme

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is seeking applications from Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives programme that intends to support activities aimed at enhancing relations between Portuguese NGOs and entities of the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) with a view to exchanging international experiences, sharing and transferring knowledge and good practices to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of NGOs in the Portuguese civil society and also to assist promoters in the preparation of projects to be submitted to the Programme.

The bilateral cooperation initiatives are designed to facilitate and support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships and cooperation and its is a tool to improve and introduce innovation and best practices in projects submitted to areas of support.

Funding Information

  • Bilateral cooperation initiatives are limited to a maximum grant of 3 500 euros per proposal, which can be supported at the maximum rate of 100% of the eligible costs.
  • Bilateral cooperation initiatives are limited to a maximum grant of 5 500 euros per proposal, which can be supported at the maximum rate of 90% of the eligible costs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each Promoter may receive support to a maximum of two bilateral cooperation initiatives under this call. Proposals under this call shall not be considered for the purpose of the limitation of applications to other types of projects to be supported by the Programme (i.e. referred to in paragraph 1 of Article 11 of the Rules of the Programme);
  • Besides Portuguese NGOs, as defined in Article 7 of the Rules of the Programme, entities from Donor States are also eligible as promoters of bilateral cooperation initiatives when participating in events organised by the Fund Operator;
  • At least one entity from Donor States, International or intergovernmental organisation relevant to achieving the cooperation objectives, must participate as partners in any initiative;
  • Portuguese entities which are not NGOs in the meaning of article 7 of the Rules of the Programme may also participate in bilateral cooperation initiatives as eligible partners.
  • Eligible activities can be short-term actions aiming at searching for project partners prior or during preparation of a project application, at developing such partnerships and at preparing applications for donor partnership projects,
  • Eligible activities can be short-term actions such as the organization or participation in conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses aimed at networking, exchanging and transfer of knowledge, technology, experience and best practices between entities based in Portugal and entities in the Donor States, international and intergovernmental organisations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives.

Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Seeking Applications for Justice Sector Support Project

Deadline: 1 June 2016

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations to implement a program entitled “Justice Sector Support Project (JSSP)” with an aim to improve the transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of Peru’s criminal justice system while improving access to justice.

Project Objectives

  • Support an effective transition to the accusatorial criminal justice system.
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to implement the flagrancy procedure included in Peru’s criminal code.
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to improve access to justice for underserved populations.
  • Support efforts by Peruvian institution to adapt a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice.

Project Activities

  • Support an effective transition to the accusatorial criminal justice system
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to implement the flagrancy procedure included in Peru’s criminal code
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to improve access to justice for underserved populations that historically face obstacles in accessing justice, such as, but not limited to, indigenous populations, LGBT populations, and persons living in poverty.
  • Support efforts by Peruvian criminal justice institutions to adapt a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice.

Funding Information: The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $ 1,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. non-profit organization or a U.S. private/state educational institution meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) and can demonstrate current country registration in Peru.
  • Applicants in the process of registration must submit proof that they are seeking non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service at the time of proposal submission.
  • Should the applicant be selected for an award, funding will be contingent upon 501(c)(3) status;
  • Local, in-country, non-profit organization, educational institution, or private institutions that can demonstrate current country registration in Peru, competent programmatic ability, and ability to meet INL reporting requirements;
  • Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in Peru and the region. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in Spanish and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Justice Sector Support Project.

USAID/Jordan Health Finance and Governance Activity: Improving Health Sector Sustainability and Resilience!

Deadline: 19 April 2016

The United States Agency for International Development mission in Jordan (USAID/Jordan) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified organizations to fund a program entitled Health Finance and Governance Activity.

USAID/Jordan is issuing this Funding Opportunity to solicit technical applications for a five-year Health Finance and Governance Activity whose goal is to improve health sector sustainability and resilience in Jordan, including achieving universal health coverage.

This activity will apply a health systems strengthening approach to address structural and systems-related weaknesses within Jordan’s health finance landscape, as well as address gaps and deficiencies within the public sector’s health governance.

Objectives

  • Increased spending efficiency of public resources for health in support of the GOJ’s universal health coverage goal;
  • Strengthened governance of the health sector to more effectively coordinate, plan, manage, and monitor the health system

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased public health spending efficiency;
  • Increased percent of GOJ funding spent on preventive/primary health care;
  • Improved coordination and monitoring of the overall health sector;
  • Strengthened capacity among MOH middle-managers in planning, management and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Increased authority exercised by MOH Health Directorates in day-to-day management of the health sector

Funding Information

  • Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $24.5 million in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period. The ceiling for this program is $24.5 million.
  • Actual funding amounts are subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) are eligible to apply.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • To be eligible for award of a Cooperative Agreement, organizations must have a politically neutral humanitarian mandate, a commitment to nondiscrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.
  • The applicant is reminded that U.S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their application forms electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Health Finance and Governance Activity.

USAID/West Africa: “Human Rights for All” to Build the Capacity of Local Human Rights Organizations

Deadline: 16 November 2015

The United States Agency for International Development is seeking proposals for a project entitled “Human Rights for All” in order to build the capacity of local human rights organizations while also improving the understanding of their role as advocates, allies, and spokespersons for highly vulnerable, politicized, and underserved populations.

This project will build the capacity of local human rights organizations while also improving their understanding of their role as advocates, allies, and spokespersons for highly vulnerable, marginalized, and underserved populations.

The goal of this activity is to better equip CSOs to combat human rights abuses, particularly for LGBT and vulnerable populations.

Activities

  • Train CSOs on universal human rights, including LGBT human rights;
  • Improve the capacity of CSOs to advocate for vulnerable populations;
  • Refine outreach activities and support the development of effective communication plans of CSOs;
  • Train CSOs on transitional justice and victims’ rights to push through the pending cases for trial and judgment; and
  • Support direct lines of communication between the GOCI, CSOs, and individuals whose human rights have been violated

Grants Information

  • Subject to the availability of funds, USAID/West Africa intends to award between $400,000 and $700,000 under this Annual Program Statement (APS), for approximately 2 – 3 grants lasting from twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months
  • The majority of grants will be between $200,000 and $700,000 over twelve to eighteen months, although USAID will consider awarding smaller or larger grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This APS is issued worldwide as a public notice to ensure that all interested and qualified organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. Eligible organizations include:
    • Registered U.S. and non-U.S. private non-governmental organizations,
    • Registered U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit organizations,
    • For-profit organizations willing to forego profit, and
    • Public international organization

For application procedure and more, please visit grants.gov.

Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor at IRC, DR Congo

Deadline: Ongoing

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment program in the DRC seeks to increase the social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls, and prevent and respond to gender based violence.

The IRC DRC has been responding to gender based violence in North and South Kivu provinces, with bases in Goma and Bukavu.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor will perform the following functions-

  • In collaboration with WPE program staff, the HQ Technical Advisor and the Director of WPE Program, oversee the quality of design, monitoring and evaluation of GBV programming in DRC.
  • Develop key technical program tools. Review and adapt existing IRC technical training materials. Develop training materials as needed to support the introduction of new programming approaches.
  • Oversee the development of staff technical capacity building plans and ensure staff receives training accordingly.
  • Act as a key technical facilitator and resource person for internal and external IRC trainings and workshops. Provide training to program staff as needed.
  • Closely work with the Regional Measurement Action Coordinator to improve program monitoring and to generate evidence for improving program quality and influencing policy.
  • Provide substantive input on WPE program evaluation and research initiatives.
  • Support the WPE Program Director to ensure coherence in program strategy and implementation across sites.
  • Ensure IRC adapts interventions according to the changing needs and the security situation in each province.
  • Work with program teams to develop new and update existing program components of the WPE sector strategy document to inform on-going opportunities for programming and to strengthen the linkages between WPE and other IRC program sectors (Health, CYPD, G&R).
  • Participate in inter-sectoral assessments and planning as required and provide guidance to other sectors’ project strategy to maximize safety of women and girls.
  • Participate in proposal writing and other business development opportunities as needed and inform program costing exercises.
  • Represent the program, its approaches and learning to external audiences regularly.
  • Contribute as required to advocacy and communication strategies and materials about the program for national and international audiences.
  • Manage the WPE Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, ensuring that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in-place to collate and analyze data for problem analysis, planning and advocacy.
  • Provide regular feedback to WPE management staff and contribute to their performance reviews as required.
  • Assist with the recruitment of WPE management-level staff as needed.
  • Contribute to fostering the functioning of the team across sites and provinces, including supporting team-building activities.
  • Act in the place of the WPE Program Director as required.

Eligilibty Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in public health, social work, public policy or another related field.
  • At least five years of GBV or development programming experience , including three years of overseas management experience in GBV, protection or humanitarian program.
  • Exceptional sector-specific technical skills and knowledge. Ability to design and deliver training.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in complex program design and monitoring. Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Fluency in both French and English, spoken and written.
  • Experience with information management system s and data analysis a plus.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit IRC.

Senior Education Manager at IRC, Turkey

Deadline: Ongoing

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Education Manager in Antakya, Turkey.

The Senior Education Manager will be responsible for the overall implementation and management of the SHLS and other education programs inside Syria.

The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

Key job Responsibities

Senior Education Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Manage all IRC education and SHLS activities inside Syria under the supervision of the CYPD Coordinator.
  • Develop and monitor clear work plans for education activities in coordination with the SHLS Senior Officer and staff in the field.
  • Support the CYPD Coordinator in managing the budget of education activities, this includes developing spending plans, monitor expenses and anticipate under spent/overspent.
  • Supervise the overall implementation of education activities through effective direct management of SHLS Senior Officers and CYPD Manager.
  • Ensure that all education activities are ongoing and implemented according to IRC policies, including distributions of materials, enrollment of students, parents – teachers meetings, etc. etc.
  • Develop work plans, distributions plans and update them regularly.
  • Proactively anticipates and plan for new materials’ needed in the schools.
  • Supervise the overall process of hiring new teachers, following IRC policies.
  • Raise and supervise the staff in any purchase requests for any school materials (furniture, school kits, stationary, etc. etc.)
  • Compile and develop monthly and weekly plans and any other reports according also to donors’ requirements.
  • Provide support to the CYPD Coordinator in planning, drafting reports, arranging trainings and documenting activities.
  • Build the capacity of SHLS staff through daily mentoring, guidance and trainings.
  • Support the recruitment and induct any new education staff member.
  • Backstop the CYPD Coordinator through participating in key internal and external meetings: BvAs meetings, Education Cluster, donor meetings, etc. etc.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to SHLS staff in Syria.
  • Work together with the M&E Senior Officer in order to compile qualitative and quantitative data for donors’ reports.
  • Develop and analyze new assessments for education, or any other data regarding schools’ management, in order to increase the quality of activities or select new sites of intervention.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the CYPD Coordinator.

Eligibity Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Academic degree in Education or related field.
  • Minimum four years’ experience working in education management or related field.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in working for an NGO (local or international) in a management position (Senior Officer and above).
  • Excellent understanding of education in emergencies.
  • Experience in managing large teams (minimum 3 people).
  • Experience in budget management, drafting of proposals and donor reports.
  • Confident communicator, excellent negotiations skills.
  • Very well organized and with good reporting mechanisms.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Works well in teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Excellent Computer skills: MS Word and Excel.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is required.
  • Knowledge of child protection is an asset.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit IRC

Project Director at Jhpiego, Zambia

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Director in Zambia.

The Project Director / Technical Director for an HIV program that has a goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections among military personnel in Zambia.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Director will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programmatic leadership for, and oversee the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within DOD, DFMS, Zambia MOH, as well as other key stakeholders such as NGOs (i.e., Project Concern International) and PVOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and harmonized implementation of activities.
  • Advise Zambia counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of supportive interventions to include HIV testing and counseling services (HTS), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services including community-based adherence support, laboratory services, and monitoring and evaluation. Ensure that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the program to ensure successful implementation.
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with CDC, Zambia MOH, program team, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Strategic Information Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Write and/or review technical and project management components of materials and publications.
  • Ensure resources for program implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with PEPFAR and DOD rules and regulations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Clinical degree (medicine, nursing, and laboratory) with a Masters degree in public health, infectious disease, laboratory science, health administration, or other relevant advanced degree.
  • 10+ years project management / technical director experience for large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in HIV.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the following areas: HIV testing and counseling; HIV treat treatment, care, and support for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV, laboratory service delivery, and cohort recording and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Significant networking and partnership building skills, including ability to communicate with leaders in health and development fields.
  • Excellent program and financial management skills.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 25% of the time.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Submit LOIs for Astraea’s International Fund 2016!

Deadline: 31 January 2016

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is accepting applications for its Astraea’s International Fund to support groups led by  LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice.

Grants Information

The fund strengthens LGBTQI groups by providing flexible general support grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year.

Priorities

The fund prioritizes funding to groups that:

  • Led by and targeted to lesbian/bisexual/queer women
  • Led by and targeted to transgender and/or intersex people
  • Led by and for LGBTQI communities that are historically marginalized and underresourced within LGBTQI communities (e.g. youth, elders, ethnic minorities, migrants/refugees, low-income people, people with disabilities, sex workers, etc.).
  • Have active participation and leadership from the communities most affected by issues that the group works on.
  • Are inclusive and reflect the diversity of the geographic region in which they do their work.
  • Show an understanding of the connections amongst different oppressions facing LGBTQI people, and have a commitment to address other forms of oppression such as oppression based on class, race, ethnicity, age, physical and mental ability, gender, national identity, and religious affiliation.
  • Develop leadership and build communities’ capacity to achieve social change, particularly through proposals that strengthen an organization’s ability to organize.
  • Organizing may be defined as activities that actively engage people affected by societal problems in the process of identifying and pursuing solutions.
  • Works in alliance and/or builds coalition with other justice movement organizations (e.g. sex worker rights, human rights, etc.)
  • Have organizational structures and practices in place that reflect social justice principles
  • Groups that are based in countries/locations that do not yet have significant LGBTQI resources
  • Have limited access to traditional sources of funding

Eligibility Criteria

  • Based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East.
  • Led by and/or for LGBTQI communities. Non-LGBTI-led groups must demonstrate how they address LGBTI human rights issues and how they involve LGBTI’s in organizational and programmatic decision-making.
  • Doing work towards long-term social change, on issues affecting LGBTQI people and/or people who are penalized, persecuted or harassed for their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit groups, or the equivalent, with organizational budgets of $500,000USD or less.
  • Groups that have been active for at least one year at the time should send in their proposal. A group which has been active for less than one year may apply if they demonstrate their group’s ability to sustain activities over the long-term and illustrate how a grant would help them to build their organization’s capabilities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download and submit an LOI via given website.

For more information, please visit Astraea Lesbian Foundation.

Development and Special Events Manager at Jhpiego, USA

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Development and Special Events Manager at Los Angeles, California US.

The Development and Special Events Manager performs a variety of professional functions to assist the Development Office’s strategy with fundraising and donor cultivation on the West coast.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

Development and Special Events Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Ensure a steady stream of new prospects to be cultivated to support Jhpiego’s mission in concert with the Development Office in Baltimore.
  • Coordinate and implement the annual Los Angeles Laughter Is the Best Medicine gala dinner and other fundraisers.
  • Manage heavy calendar of activities, requiring interaction with Los Angeles Advisory Board members and internal and external stakeholders, as well as consultants, to coordinate a variety of complex executive meetings and fundraising events on the West coast.
  • Research and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents to maintain clean profiles of our West coast donors in our database; prepare background documents as necessary.
  • Provide administrative support for the Development Office as needed and submit expense reports.
  • Provide and design budget, financial tracking and invoicing and work with the Development team in Baltimore to ensure timely submission of invoices and expense reports.
  • Manage consultants and coordinate contracts for the Development Office.
  • Provide word processing and prepare PowerPoint presentations and similar documents to introduce prospects to Jhpiego work worldwide.
  • Plan internal meetings including reserving venues for events, preparing meeting agendas and coordinating other logistics.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist with international and domestic fundraising events as needed.
  • Maintain consistent open communications with the Development Office and its staff and serve as Jhpiego liaison of on the West coast.

Eligilibty Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • 5–10 years of demonstrated progressively responsible management experience in Development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations or related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, independent self-starter with strong service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and work with little direction (very Important).
  • Highly organized with keen attention to detail and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to interact with staff in a fast-paced environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.
  • Knowledge of the fields of Development and Fundraising.
  • Ability to design and produce articles for desktop publishing to include multimedia presentations, charts, reports, invitations, announcements, etc.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Experience in information management, communications and dissemination.
  • Strong computer skills with expertise in the use of databases/spreadsheets and ease with using technology to create administrative efficiencies; and an interest in staying technically current and mastering new software or university online systems.
  • Strong Microsoft applications knowledge (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of marketing, international development or women/gender issues a plus.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

Deputy Chief of Party at Jhpiego, Malawi

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Chief of Party in Malawi.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will manage the day-to-day management and human resources for an upcoming USAID integrated health project.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party will perform the following functions-

  • Provide day-to-day programmatic oversight for the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities.
  • Advise Malawian counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of interventions to include community mobilization and engagement, ensuring that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, include high impact practices and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • In close collaboration with the COP, coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the project to ensure successful implementation.
  • Facilitate the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID Malawi, Ministry of Health, COP, project Technical Directors.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Provide guidance and capacity building activities in collaboration with key staff, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinate activities with other agencies.
  • Ensure resources for project implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID technical reporting requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field.
  • 8+ years’ project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health systems strengthening.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID missions, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and other donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting; eight years as a senior manager on USAID projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in building capacity with the public sector, civil society, and private sector.
  • Previous supervisory experience of professional staff.
  • Management, training or clinical background in maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, or health systems strengthening.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Previous experience working in Malawi, with intimate understanding of local health system and health systems strengthening, family planning/reproductive health, and maternal, neonatal and child health care gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.