Position:  Deputy Chief of Party
Location:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Id:  313
# of Openings:  1

The DCOP will be responsible for all activities associated with operations, grants management and resource mobilization. S/he will be responsible to build the capacity of sub granted local implementing partners, government and community-based structures, and processes that constitute systems for the provision of comprehensive community and worksite based HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services for target populations. S/he is directly accountable to the COP and will also work closely with the Technical Director for Program, Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist and other Technical Advisers for fluid execution of activities and will be responsible to manage regional offices and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.
  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, social sciences, international development and a related field is required.
  • At least ten years of experience implementing and managing large health and HIV programs involving multiple partners, in/for Sub Saharan/developing countries is desirable, with 8 years’ experience as a deputy chief of party of USG and PEPFAR funded programs.
  • Specialized knowledge and demonstrated expertise in the area capacity building, systems strengthening of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services which are necessary for strengthening service delivery at the regional and national level is required.
  • Experience with quality improvement and assurance, planning and development is essential in regards to capacity building and systems strengthening is required.
  • Demonstrated strategic ability, conflict management, team building and negotiation skills is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description is required.


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