The USAID’s TB Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening (TB-IHSS) project is a 5-year USAID funded project that aims to strengthen national and regional level implementation of the National TB Strategic Plan by providing state-of-the-art capacity building and technical expertise to scale-up TB and DR-TB prevention, detection and treatment. The Activity will identify and help implement proven approaches to strengthen the health systems to improve TB prevention, increase TB case finding, decrease default rates, and increase TB treatment success rates and TB cure rates.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will provide overall strategic and operational leadership of the project in collaboration with all major stakeholders. The DCOP supports the COP to oversee the project’s activities implementation, management, and monitoring, including program quality, personnel, and financial management. S/he will bring perspectives and understanding on Health innovations, formative and operational researches and different aspects of Systems Strengthening (HSS), required to strengthen the National TB Program (NTP) to sustain its services across the continuum of care. The DCOP will work closely with different relevant project’s counterparts and stakeholders on different project’s activities, and will provide leadership and oversight to HSS activities. S/he will work closely with the COP to ensure that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact.
The DCOP will work closely with the COP to carry out the following responsibilities: