22 Sep 2022

Deputy Chief of Party at Jhpiego

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Job Description

Jhpiego is a nonprofit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills, and develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet’s most disadvantaged people.


The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will provide technical and clinical leadership and project oversight in the areas of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) for an upcoming USAID integrated health project in Ethiopia. He/She will also act as COP in the COP’s absence.

The DCOP will ensure high-quality technical and clinical implementation of activities at all levels of Ethiopia’s healthcare system (including national, regional, woreda, and facility levels). This work will be undertaken under the USAID-funded Ethiopia Quality Healthcare Activity, which aims to build capacity of urban and peri-urban PHCUs and referral health facilities in planning and delivering of client-centered quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services. The three objectives of the Activity are to: (1) improve the readiness for and delivery of quality RMNACH services; (2) strengthen the management and accountability for quality service delivery; and (3) to restore health services in health facilities in conflict affected areas. The project will operate over a 5-year period.

The DCOP report to the Chief of Party and serve on the project senior management team, and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the DCOP will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.

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


  • Provide technical leadership, strategic direction , oversight and definition for effective project activities
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of all project activities
  • Provide technical leadership to the development and implementation of project strategic approach, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, Woredas, facility personnel, private sector and other stakeholders to ensure results oriented, impactful implementation and compliance with award.
  • Assure use of evidence-based capacity building approaches, including training materials, standards, job aids, curricula and supervisory support systems
  • Provide assistance, mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational levels in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to
    • Health systems strengthening and quality improvement, including governance
    • Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn health
    • Strengthening referral systems
    • Assist in testing of RMNCAH+N innovations
  • Develop service delivery strategies for accessing hard-to-reach populations, including the identification of opportunities to integrate services with non-health sectors, such as agriculture, democracy, environment, economic development.
  • Work with colleagues to develop a cadre of quality improvement champions to advance a continuous culture focused on quality.
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to design and implement a plan to track, analyze and utilize data to inform adjustments in project implementation which mirrors the systems approach to quality improvement required for continuous quality improvement among public and private sector counterparts.
  • Document successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation consistent with collaborative learning and adaptation, assuring such efforts are reflected in formal and informal project reporting.
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support as required
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for further adoption at scale
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional fora representing the project and Jhpiego
  • Supervise technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining scopes of work
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses


Required Qualifications

  • A Medical Degree and Master’s Degree
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in health systems strengthening, service delivery or other related field; significant experience working in RMNACH programming, a meaningful portion of which has been in Ethiopia, is highly desirable
  • Strong analytical skills and clinical experience
  • In-depth understanding of Ethiopia’s healthcare system, particularly the public health system, including effective pathways to promote continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing institutional capacity in government institutions in Ethiopia or similar context
  • At least 5 years of management and supervision experience, including managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work.
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation, written and oral English, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Activity and to coordinate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Familiarity with administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems, USAID preferred.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host -country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites

Preferred Qualifications

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 15 October. 2022


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