Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director (DCOP/TD)

Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director (DCOP/TD)

IntraHealth International

Juba, South Sudan

The DCOP/TD will be responsible for the overall technical design of the project and is specifically responsible for project initiatives relating to strengthening the capacity for the design, management and delivery of a quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment cascade, including for Key Populations (KP). S/he will lead the project’s technical team in ensuring technical implementation is contextual, responsive and designed to deliver impact, that interventions are evidence-based and that the project meets its stated goals, targets and reporting requirements. Reporting directly to the Chief of Party (COP), s/he will support the COP in providing technical program leadership in the development, management and support of a cohesive project work plan and activities. In the absence of the COP the DCOP/TD will assume overall leadership and management responsibility for the project. The position will be based in Juba, with frequent travel to program sites in the field.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead development and implementation of a robust annual workplan which leads the project towards meeting all targets and successful completion of contractual obligations.
  • Oversee the overall technical management of the program, including day-to-day activities and oversight of sub-recipient technical activities.
  • Supervise the technical team of advisors and consultants to deliver high quality results.
  • Oversee the work of the M&E team to ensure appropriate measurement of project impact and high-quality statutory reporting along with the use of data for improved clinical services improvement.
  • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review and analyze data, review program implementation approaches, and identify measures to overcome implementation bottlenecks and enhance quality and timeliness of deliverables.
  • Ensure daily operations of implementation activities are on schedule and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead time to get the necessary approvals.
  • Work with the COP to provide technical and administrative support in all aspects of the project and carry out any duties that may be assigned by the COP.
  • Assist the COP with all aspects of project operations including, technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training and developing an organizational chart with distinct roles and responsibilities.
  • Support COP in compiling and disseminating high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and IntraHealth requirements (quarterly and annual progress reports, quarterly financial reports etc.).
  • Participate in national HIV/AIDS technical working groups and other relevant forums.
  • Document lessons learned and organize learning and sharing opportunities between project and external stakeholders.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in medicine, nursing, public health or international health;
  • At least 5 years’ technical and management experience specific to HIV prevention, care and treatment programming at national, clinical and community level, including experience working with Key Populations;
  • At least 3 years’ experience as Technical Director/DCOP, or similar position, providing technical leadership to similar projects of at least $3 million per year value;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the national level;
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing development of technical scopes of work, activity budgets, managing activity costs, and monitoring program spending against budget in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Previous experience working on USG and PEPFAR funded projects preferred;
  • Demonstrated diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a complex and changing environment with all levels of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of multidisciplinary technical, programmatic and operational teams and fostering team work;
  • Ability to train, coach, mentor and develop capacity at individual and organizational levels;
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to live and work in a challenging physical environment.

Preferred:

  • Experience working on programs that build the capacity of local organizations to be ready to receive direct donor funding to implement HIV/AIDS and other health projects;
  • Experience living and working in South Sudan or similar context is strongly preferred; and
  • Experience in leading and managing USAID contracts.

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