The Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Activity is a five-year, USAID-funded award that is designed to prevent new HIV infections and optimize outcomes for those living with HIV by fostering resilience among high-risk children, youth, and their caregivers in high-burden counties in South Sudan. Interventions will be delivered at three levels to achieve all outcomes: (i) strengthened capacity of most vulnerable households to provide basic needs for their children and other family members; (ii) improved retention in care, treatment adherence, and viral load suppression for children and adolescents living with HIV; (iii) reduced incidence of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women; (iv) decreased experiences of sexual, physical, and emotional violence among children, adolescent girls, and young women.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will provide technical and clinical leadership and project oversight in the areas of HIV prevention within OVC and AGYW populations in South Sudan. The DCOP will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence and will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure the project is progressing towards expected results. They will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. The position will provide leadership and support training and mentoring project personnel, facility and community teams as well as local organization teams and other stakeholders as appropriate.
The DCOP report to the Chief of Party and serve on the project senior management team, and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the DCOP will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence. The selected candidate will also act as COP in the COP’s absence.
This position is contingent upon award from USAID. South Sudanese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.