Deputy Chief of Party

Deputy Chief of Party

FHI 360

Nampula, Mozambique

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID project in Mozambique focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes by increasing use and access to high quality services. The DCOP will assist the Chief of Party in ensuring the overall success of the project and will be responsible for managing project day-to-day aspects of the project’s operations. The DCOP will ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in health service delivery programming and donor-specified compliance. The position will be based in Nampula 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/Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party will have the following responsibilities:

  • Set up and adjust as needed all field-based administrative, financial, procurement, HR and other operational systems and processes, and organize appropriate training and orientation on policies and systems for all field staff at the time of hire and on-going through the life of project.
  • Oversee all administrative and logistical staff in the main and field offices.
  • Cooperate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all administrative matters.
  • Work closely with regional and/or headquarters administrative (including financial, contracts, HR, etc.), program, and operational teams to ensure timely and quality reporting, and lead the field team in office/program set-up and close-out processes.
  • Assure that the project is in compliance with USAID and FHI 360 regulations and procedures.
  • Provide direction and guidance to local staff and subcontractor staff on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR and logistical questions.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project operational procedures, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Mozambican context.
  • Develop and facilitate supportive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in strategic planning.
  • Serve as a program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the Chief of Party.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in public health, international development, business administration, social sciences, or a closely related field is required.
  • 10+ years of progressively more responsible supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract/grant management.
  • 10+ years of experience in the area of maternal, newborn and child health, health system strengthening, or quality improvement.
  • Knowledge and experience working within the health sector; experience with program management for USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English and Portuguese.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Word and Excel.

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