Deputy Chief of Party

January 28, 2019
N/A, Tanzania, United Republic of
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
Not specified



Jhpiego seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide project and technical guidance for an upcoming USAID key and vulnerable populations project which aims to support an integrated community platform of services for KVP to reduce new HIV infections, sustainably improve the quality of life for PLHIV, and improve other reproductive health outcomes in Tanzania. The project will operate over a five-year period.


The Deputy Chief of Party (COP) will work under the supervision of the Chief of Party, who is responsible for the overall strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial management of the project, to lead the regional field teams and local NGOs/CSOs (sub-grantees) in implementing in selected regions in mainland Tanzania. The incumbent will be responsible for translating the project annual work-plan to the regional level, and support the regional teams and local NGOs/CSOs to develop quarterly and monthly implementation plans. S/he will also supervise program management staff, oversee annual work planning, lead the design, implementation and reporting of project activities to different levels. S/he work closely with the program implementation teams to ensure quality and timely implementation of activities, and ensure that resources (human, financial, and material) are available and applied appropriately. S/he will also be responsible for leading and implementing strategies for engaging and strengthening the capacity of Regional Authorities – Local Government Authorities and local NGOs/CSOs. The DCOP will also be responsible for representing Jhpiego to donors and partners, and all other aspects of program management. In the absence of the Chief of Party, the DCOP may be required to undertake the responsibilities of that position on a temporary basis.


This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Tanzania nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.



  • Provide programmatic leadership for, and oversee, in coordination with the Chief of Party, the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives
  • Support the development, implementation and tracking of capacity building plans for local NGOs/CSOs
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party to mentor, coach and support a team of highly qualified central level staff and align their efforts in concert with program goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Lead the translation and sharing of project’s vision, mission, and implementation plans with the regional field office teams and CSOs in all Project implementation regions and districts
  • Provide direct support to Zonal/Regional Program Managers and other technical/field staff
  • Oversee the development of region – specific quarterly and monthly implementation plans by the regional field teams (in alignment with the overall project annual implementation plan)
  • Supports the regional field teams to develop regional-specific work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, and other project management tools for monitoring project implementation and budgets
  • Work collaboratively with the technical and program staff to ensure quality and efficient program planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Develop and modify as necessary the technical workplans and budget; review workplans monthly with the Chief of Party
  • Lead the development of capacity strengthening strategies and plans for LGA so that they deliver quality program results
  • Oversees the regional teams engagement of LGAs in incorporating KVP programming needs in comprehensive council health plans (CCHPs)
  • Work collaboratively with the Project team to identify and build the capacity (programmatic, technical and finance management) of sub-grantees (local CSOs/CBOs/NGOs and KVP groups/networks);
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief of Party in supporting the URT (i.e. MOHCDGEC’s NACP & RCHS, TACAIDS, Regional Authorities/Local Government) and the CBOs/CSOs to develop, implement and monitor a Sustainability/Transition plan for KVP programming
  • Ensure regional field teams engage LGAs in planning, implementation, joint supportive supervision, and CSO engagement
  • Lead the development of strategies and activities fostering government sustainability and ownership of KVP programming at regional and council levels
  • Ensure region - specific quarterly and monthly progress reports for core Sauti activities and CSO activities are shared with all the key people at the Regional Secretariat and Local Government Authorities
  • Oversee the forecasting, procurement, and distribution of project commodities and supplies (HIV Rapid Test Kits, Family Planning Commodities, and other supplies) for project implementation
  • Work collaboratively with M&E team to ensure that appropriate data is collected and that data are being used and shared for decision-making;
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of program outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring , Evaluation and Research Director
  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within USAID, the MoHCDGEC (NACP and RCHS), TACAIDS, PO – RALG, as well as partners and other key stakeholders in Tanzania such as NGOs implementing key and vulnerable population programs, to ensure effective technical assistance, strong partnership and the smooth implementation of activities
  • Oversee the coordination of the project Regional and District Advisory Committees
  • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions
  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to the program and its development
  • Support the development and monitoring of the project charter and change management log
  • Ensure resources for program implementation are available
  • Represent Jhpiego and the program in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Take overall leadership in the management of regional project staffing (temporary and permanent hires) in alignment with project’s human resource needs
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with USG and Jhpiego operational policies and regulations

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration; MD or RN preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for large (approximately $15 M per year), complex, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as key and vulnerable populations (sex workers, transgendered persons, men who have sex with men, adolescent girls and young women, men under 30, children of KVP, PLHIV and people who inject drugs); comprehensive HIV service delivery, family planning/reproductive health services
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID’s projects, regulations, compliance and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of local capacity development efforts, including working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in financial planning and management, human resources, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical and operational staff
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Previous experience working in Tanzania, with intimate understanding of the local health system and KVP HIV and FP/RH care gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships with government agencies
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English and Swahili
  • Experience developing strategic plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical and operational capacity of staff in regional and national projects
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 40% of time

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