Nov 222018

Organization: Jhpiego
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 30 Nov 2018


Jhpiego seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide technical leadership and oversight for an upcoming U.S. government-funded integrated health system technical assistance project. The project aims to improve the capacity of the public health system to sustainably deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services across four provinces of Zambia. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The DCOP will work closely with technical team leaders and their technical implementation teams to ensure the project is progressing towards expected results. S/he will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. Other responsibilities will include supervising project technical staff, overseeing annual work planning, implementation, adjustment of project activities based on monitoring of activities at district level, and reporting of project activities. 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. Zambians are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide day-to-day technical and programmatic oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of the project goals and objectives

  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the integration, quality, and sustainability of interventions

  • Foster relationships with local implementing partners NGOs as a representative of Jhpiego and the project

  • Facilitate the project team member’s relationship with their designated counterparts within USAID, the Ministry of Health at both provincial and districts levels, as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Zambia such as NGOs and CSOs, to ensure effective technical assistance

  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations

  • Facilitate annual work planning, in close collaboration with USAID and Ministry of Health, project team and project partners

  • Contribute to the building, mentoring, and managing a team of highly qualified staff and aligns their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results

  • Oversee technical and programmatic capacity building for subcontractors and subgrantees

  • Establish adaptive management systems to ensure project activities are responsive to changing context and environment in order to achieve results

  • Develop efficient and effective mechanisms for reporting across all levels of the project

  • Oversee project-wide reviews of progress toward project indicators

  • Develop accurate and timely project reports to USAID, in line with USAID reporting requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration; clinical qualification preferred

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (project administrative and financial) position for large (approximately $8M per year), complex, multi-year international development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition; USAID project management experience preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of local capacity development efforts,

  • Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical staff

  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities

  • Previous experience working in Zambia (especially in Luapula, Muchinga, Southern, and Eastern Provinces), with in depth understanding of the local health system and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition gaps and opportunities care gaps and opportunities

  • Existing strong relationships with government agencies

  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English

  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of staff

  • 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 30%

How to apply:

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For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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