• Deputy Chief of Party

    Location NG
    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/7/2019 6:04 PM)
    Job ID
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Jhpiego is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party - Program Operations to provide direction and oversight for State level implementation of a new USAID–funded HIV prevention, care and treatment program in Nigeria. The TMEC/RISE program is a newly-awarded 5-year, USAID-funded global HIV program that supports countries to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control through provision of strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to improve prevention, HIV case finding and treatment programming. In Nigeria, TMEC/RISE will support the Government of Nigeria to address barriers in HIV services among at-risk adult men, women and priority populations and to build capacity of local implementing partners, continuously leveraging data to successfully course correct and achieve and maintain epidemic control. This project aims to achieve and maintain the primary prevention and 95-95-95 goals that are critical to HIV epidemic control in Nigeria. The program will also support PEPFAR’s transition of HIV service delivery to local partners, advancing progress along the journey to self-reliance.


    The Deputy Chief of Party – Program Operations is responsible for the direction and oversight of state and LGA level program operations for the USAID TMEC/RISE-Nigeria project in four states in Nigeria. The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party for the Project, other key personnel, and representatives of partner organizations to ensure programmatic implementation success and integrity.


    The DCOP will also provide programmatic and technical expertise to ensure maximum integration of project activities across and within technical areas. The DCOP will supervise the Jhpiego technical team, and keep local implementing partners engaged.


    Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.




    • With the COP and other TMEC/RISE-Nigeria leadership, contribute to overall program management and oversight including program strategic planning, technical and programmatic priority setting, start-up, implementation, and closeout
    • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team to ensure success in meeting TME/RISE-Nigeria’s goals, objectives and targets
    • Ensure timely development of program deliverables including workplans, budgets, reports, and other deliverables in coordination with the COP and other TMEC/RISE-Nigeria leadership including technical, SI/M&E, and finance units
    • Manage the project's field operations, ensuring maximum integration of all activities and intra-team communication and coordination, and troubleshooting management and operational issues as they arise
    • Working closely with the SI/M&E Director, regularly review program performance data to ensure that activities are on track, and ensure the use of program performance data to inform  project management decisions
    • Ensure that the TMEC/RISE-Nigeria project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Nigerian government and its people
    • Develop and manage the project’s change control process, documenting major changes that affect scope, schedule or budget
    • With the TMEC/RISE-Nigeria leadership team, lead the development of timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of project activities and results to USAID, including narrative progress reports and weekly, monthly quarterly, semi-annual and annual quantitative results
    • Write and/or review management and technical components of project materials and publications
    • Represent the TMEC/RISE-Nigeria project with USAID, the Nigerian Ministry of Health (MOH), National Agenda for Control of AIDS (NACA) as well as other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Nigeria (at the central, state, and LGA levels)  
    • Provide leadership and guidance on health systems strengthening, local implementing partner capacity building, community services, HTS/prevention, gender and digital health in achieving the goals and strategic objectives of TMEC/RISE-Nigeria
    • Ensure compliance with USAID, PEPFAR, and Jhpiego rules and regulations
    • Conduct regular supportive supervision visits to the states to take stock of project achievements and to resolve programmatic challenges
    • Perform other duties as necessary and as assigned by the Chief of Party

    Required Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in public health degree, or related health or social science discipline.
    • Seven years’ experience in donor-funded program management (either as DCOP, COP, or other program management roles) ensuring project deliverables are met on time, on budget, and of high quality
    • Experience working with USG funding (preferably USAID and PEPFAR funded programs)
    • Knowledge of USG rules and regulations (preferably USAID and PEPFAR regulations)
    • Acknowledged skills in one of or more of the following areas: reproductive health services, health systems strengthening, HIV care and treatment, service delivery and program planning.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to foster a productive team environment
    • Ability to lead team with diverse but complementary skill set to achieve project goals and objectives.
    • Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program cycle management – design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
    • Strong time management skills.


    Required Abilities/Skills:


    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
    • Ability and willingness to learn and empower others
    • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
    • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
    • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations
    • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
    • Willingness to travel to states approximately 40% ( Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Niger, and Adamawa)
    • References will be required



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