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Friday, December 1, 2017

Deputy Chief of Party Job at Chemonics - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Deputy Chief of Party

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Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party, for the Anticipated USAID Uganda Health Systems Strengthening activity (UHSS) based in Kampala, the health system through improving leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors at both national and local levels. The activity seeks to strengthen central -level stewardship and district level management of the health system; support initiatives that increase domestic financing for health; identify and implement interventions that increase efficient use of key health resources; and strengthen state and non-state community systems for improved quality health services.
The DCOP reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in driving technical implementation, ensuring the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The DCOP will lead all technical project activities, and will ensure project implementation on the national and subnational levels. S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in their absence. S/he will coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with various Ugandan government (GOU) institutions and representatives, particularly at the national and local levels. S/he will take a technical leadership role in coordination with GOU and other partners and will work closely with key technical staff members on the project. S/he will be knowledgeable about current health systems strengthening and human resources for health models and service delivery approaches.
Responsibilities include:
  • Work with the Chief of Party to provide management, leadership, oversight, and technical direction to strengthen health institutions, increase availability and improve management of key health systems resources, and strengthen community systems for quality health services in Uganda;
  • Support the Chief of Party and technical team in day- to-day project implementation, management, client engagement, and coordination between partners, government counterparts, and other implementation partners.
  • Support the Chief of Party to develop and implement key management systems that will support project planning, reporting and performance management.
  • Oversee work planning, review all technical writing products and deliverables, and lead project communications.
  • Support the provision of technical guidance in relevant project areas.
  • Ensure project meets stated goals and reporting requirements and identity challenges, obstacles, and difficulties affecting project implementation develop strategies to solve these problems, and work with the chief of party and USAID as needed to implement these strategies
  • A master's degree or higher in public health, medicine, international development, or a related advanced degree.
  • At least seven years of professional experience managing large, complex health projects In developing countries, with at least eight years of experience working on health governance; decentralized health systems; healthcare ļ¬nancing; and/or institutional strengthening programs in Uganda.
  • USAID experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Proven management and leadership skills.
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills is required.
  • Fluency in Ugandan languages preferred.
Job application procedure
Please apply through . Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
in addition, please ‘download and complete Chemonics equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to  with only Uganda UHSS in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration} for employment without regard to race, colon religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran information, age, membership min an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.