Deputy Chief of Party (8471)

South Africa | Johannesburg, South Africa
Apply by 11 November 2017
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 October 2017

Job Description

NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding. South African Nationals are encouraged to apply.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to provide strategic leadership and oversight for a large, upcoming USAID-funded HIV/AIDS service delivery bid seeking to scale up efforts to attain 90-90-90 targets in South Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief of Party with all aspects of project operations including technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training staff, and developing an experienced team with distinct roles and responsibilities.
  • Provide technical guidance, technical assistance and capacity building in health systems strengthening to strengthen integrated service delivery in HIV/AIDS.
  • Monitor implementation of health systems strengthening and HIV/AIDS health related activities in the field and ensure timely completion of objectives.
  • Assemble and lead the health systems strengthening technical team to carry out assessments and capacity building exercises for local partners.
  • Produce and present papers at local, regional and international forums to share experiences and best practices.
  • Develop/produce contractual deliverables (quarterly, annual, field project evaluations, etc.) in conjunction with other key staff and external evaluators.
  • Work closely with Project staff and implementing partners to identify, document, and disseminate best practices.
  • Serve as acting Chief of Party when necessary and in that role represent the project before USAID and project stakeholders.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or other closely related field.
  • 10+ years’ experience in the implementation and management of international development projects preferably within health.
  • Broad understanding of public health in South Africa and knowledgeable in the area of primary health care and HIV/AIDS.
  • Proven skills in managing health related projects, building organizational capacity in health service delivery programs, and use of host country and community level mechanisms.
  • Experience in managing USAID-funded programs is required.

Must have legal authorization to work in South Africa.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

About the Organization

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

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