Deputy Chief of Party at Jhpiego, Malawi

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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.

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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

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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-

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  • 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.

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