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Deputy Chief of Party

Jhpiego Full-Time  Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique 10 Aug 2018

Job Description

Jhpiego seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide project and technical guidance for an upcoming USAID-funded maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) project in Mozambique. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The DCOP will work closely with, and provides complementary experience and skills to, the Chief of Party who is responsible for the overall strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial management of the project. The DCOP will work with project and technical implementation teams to ensure that resources are applied appropriately (e.g. human, financial and material) and the the project is progressing towards expected results. S/he 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 projects as required. 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 and programmatic 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 the project team member’s relationship with their designated counterparts within USAID, the Ministry of Health as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Mozambique to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities;
  • Provide support in the design of project interventions that are technically sound, evidence-based, including high-impact and sustainable practices;
  • 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;
  • In close collaboration with the COP, coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources to ensure successful project implementation;
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID/USG regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration; MD or RN preferred;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for large, complex, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in MNCH;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID’s regulations, compliance and reporting;
  • 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 MNCH gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships with government agencies;
  • 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 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.