APTUM Deputy Chief of Party/Program Quality

APTUM Deputy Chief of Party/Program Quality

World Relief Corp



This position is contingent upon award of a proposal from USAID. The DCOP/Director of Program Quality provides technical oversight and leadership to the APTUM project’s Program Excellence Hub. This includes line management of technical advisors and the leadership and coordination of partners. The DCOP/Director of Program Quality reports to and deputizes the Chief of Party for APTUM, and will support the partnership through participation in APTUM’s Project Management Roundtable.


  • Serve as the project’s lead technical specialist, providing overall technical leadership with a focus on social and behavior norms changes
  • Serve as the Director of the APTUM project’s Program Excellence Hub, where a consortium of local and global partners will spearhead the design, development, and planning of technical assistance activities, program implementation, and global technical leadership products and processes
  • Lead the formulation of project- and country-level workplans for the implementation of programs that address the agency of individuals and communities, and for the strengthening of existing SBC programs, with a focus on gender and youth as cross cutting issues
  • Ensure the integration of gender and youth across APTUM project workstreams, research and technical support activities
  • Coordinate and oversee timely technical support from all partners and internal teams to ensure appropriate coverage of activities, ensuring locally-led leadership across the project
  • Lead technical assistance responses based on requests from USAID missions, APTUM project partners, and other stakeholders
  • Collaborate across the APTUM consortium to develop and apply research to inform new SBC interventions, to adapt current interventions, and to overcome identified gaps or challenges
  • Facilitate the co-creation and dissemination of tools and guidelines with a diverse group of experts to support national and global partners in the design and implementation of impactful SBC activities and SBC M&E
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of research agendas to generate evidence to identify promising SBC approaches and interventions
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling own workflow and timetables
  • Foster ongoing, constructive, and creative dialogue and technical exchange with APTUM field-based and international counterparts, and technical staff of implementing partners
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the Program Excellence Hub, the Listening and Learning Hub, and the Research Hub, as well as the donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and other NGOs
  • Ensure that APTUM project technical support adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound
  • Ensure the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels
  • Support World Relief’s broader organizational development in the areas of SBC, gender, and youth


Preferred Qualifications:

  • International/multicultural experience preferred
  • Experience communicating in culturally diverse contexts
  • Fluency in French, strongly preferred


  • Plays a coaching and mentoring role for others; may assist in team management as necessary, although has no formal people management responsibility
  • May supervise junior level staff members
  • Manages a technical area staff and function area within the organization

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience applying theoretical models from behavior/social norms change or human-centered design principles in practice, and demonstrated experience in allowing practice to inform theoretical models
  • Experience contributing to research agendas and supporting research utilization efforts
  • Has ability to provide technical direction to projects, ensure high quality outputs and impact, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of SBC, gender, and youth activities
  • Thought leadership and demonstrated experience in advancing the field of SBC, gender, and/or youth
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Technical expertise in two or more relevant technical areas: SBC, MNCAH, Reproductive Health, Gender-based Violence, Nutrition, Malaria, Knowledge Management, Research
  • Ability to support work between multiple teams
  • Training facilitation and workshop management
  • High level technical communication, including writing reports, creating and giving presentations, and facilitating trainings or group discussions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relationship management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally
  • Willingness to travel, internationally, up to 20-25% of the time


  • Master’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience required. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education
  • Agreement with World Relief’s Values
  • Ability to work in complex environments with multiple tasks, competing priorities, and short deadlines
  • Ability to build consensus and work with diverse groups of people
  • Strong computer skills with good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Teams & SharePoint experience
  • Experience in building capacity among peers for developing knowledge-sharing products and leading knowledge-sharing activities

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