Deputy Chief of Party

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Apply by 10 June 2018
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 12 May 2018

Job Description

Under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will serve as co-lead in achieving project objectives and will be based in Ethiopia. S/he will co-lead and oversee activities related to establishing an integrated electronic health information system in country, governance aspects of the project, as well as the data demand and use and capacity building strategies. Along with the COP, s/he will coordinate and collaborate with other donor-funded M&E/SI programs and governmental stakeholders in Ethiopia. The DCOP will also work with the COP to develop and implement the project work plan and assure timely provision of high-quality deliverables and routine project reports. The DCOP is the secondary point of contact for the USAID Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) in country and will serve as the acting COP as necessary.

* Advanced degree in in business administration, project management, public policy and management, public health, international development, statistics or other related field.
* 10+ years of experience in information systems strengthening and governance, monitoring and evaluation, informatics, or other field related to international health programs are required.
* At least 5 years of experience working in developing countries (preferably Africa and preferably Ethiopia) on USAID-funded or other donor funded projects involving health information system management and strengthening
* Thought leadership in the field of health information systems and information communication technology
* Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience to high-level audiences, and publication in peer reviewed journals, fluency in Amharic and English.
* Strong interpersonal and management skills
* Strong understanding and fluency in the field of information communication technology and innovation in technology for global health
* Proven ability to leverage and manage partnership and cooperate with host country governments and international partners in implementing multi-intervention health information system projects preferred
* Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically, ability to manage a culturally and linguistically diverse staff, consultants and counterparts.
* Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities, often within a required timeframe.
* Professional and diplomatic demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.

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Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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