Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director

Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director

Pathfinder International

Cairo, Egypt


Pathfinder is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director for the USAID/Egypt Osra FP Activity. The primary purpose of the Activity is to improve family health outcomes through increased uptake of FP and women’s empowerment.

The DCOP/Technical Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations on the project and provide overall technical and programmatic support to the project. They will support the Chief of Party (COP) with project oversight, and maintenance of M&E, financial, and technical components of the project. The DCOP/Technical Director supports the COP and partners as necessary to cultivate relationships with the government counterparts to advance program objectives ensure smooth implementation of program activities and will serve as COP in COP’s absence.

Key Job Outcomes:

  • Strategic Development and Implementation: Provides managerial and technical support to the COP, including leading the development of strategies, creating work plans, development of deliverables, compliance, and reporting according to donor requirements;
  • Project Support: Provides technical guidance/assistance to project staff and partners for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating activities for the accomplishment of project objectives;
  • Financial and Operations Support: Oversees financial and administrative functions of the project and provide capacity building as needed;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Oversees the monitoring of project performance to ensure project objectives are achieved or exceeded;
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Initiates and nurtures partnerships with new and existing stakeholders including the private sector;
  • Manages close collaborative relationships and engagement with national level government stakeholders;
  • Representation: Represents the project and internal and external technical meetings and conferences;
  • Managing External Teams: Provides strategic oversight and leadership to subcontractors, local teams, and local partners;
  • Acting COP: Serve as COP in COP’s absence.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Program Management: Experience in program management and administration (particularly for FP/RH Programming), financial management, award compliance and sub award management, and tracking activity performance and costs;
  • Leadership: Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations;
  • Relationship Building: Demonstrated depth and breadth of relevant technical expertise and experience, interpersonal skills and professional relationships;
  • Management and Supervision: Proven ability to lead, manage, and develop direct reports within a matrix culture;
  • Operations and Financial Management: Deep knowledge of operations and financial management on a donor funded project.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Arabic and English language;
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills;
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices;
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook;
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment;
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization;
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in health, public health, social sciences or related field;
  • Minimum eight years of senior-level experience implementing donor funded programs related to project;
  • Experience interacting/collaborating with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, international donor agencies, private sector, civil society, and community-based organizations;
  • Knowledge of and experience with donors’ funding policies, rules and regulations.

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