Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) - USAID/Burkina Faso Integrated Health Services (IHS) Activity
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Project Overview and Role:
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Burkina Faso that seeks to contribute to the Government of Burkina Faso’s overarching goal of improving the health and well-being of the Burkinabe population. This includes reducing the burden of malaria through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and strengthening the national health system to ensure that it is prepared for effective prevention, detection and response to public health threats under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) programs. It will improve the health of women, adolescents, newborns and children’s health through increased access and utilization of family planning, maternal, neonatal, nutrition, adolescent and child health and reinforce high impact interventions including service delivery, social behavior change communication, commodities; supply chain management, and strengthening of the community health system. The DCOP will support the Chief of Party with the overall managerial and technical leadership of the program, client relationship and reporting, personnel, stakeholders, administration, finance, and procurement.
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensures the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with implementing partners (IPs) and local counterparts.
- With the COP, oversees the design, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the program’s multi-year strategy and annual work plans.
- Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID.
- Oversees project planning, contributes technical expertise as necessary to ensure project effectiveness, with a focus on results, quality, and financial accountability.
- In coordination with the COP, assist in coordinating technical activities with partners, country representatives, and embedded staff.
- Under guidance of COP, manage relationships with program stakeholders, including: national governments, regional bodies, business and trade associations, and other private sector partners as appropriate.
- In coordination with COP, assist in coordinating technical activities with partners/partner offices, country representatives, and embedded staff.
- Provides strategic vision on program sustainability.
- Advises and incorporates best governance principles, including ownership, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, integrity, and ethical standards.
- Coordinates with other USG projects as well as other development partners to ensure collaboration, integrated approach, and complementarity of the interventions to add value to service delivery improvement and health systems strengthening.
- Communicates/works with relevant health sector stakeholders at the national and subnational levels.
- Professional experience in at two or more of the following areas: reproductive health, family planning, maternal and neonatal health, child health, malaria control and prevention, health systems strengthening (HSS), with significant experience in project management and service delivery.
- Context working with bilateral donors and multi-sector stakeholders, USAID experience required.
- Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.
- Proficient in the use of the entire Microsoft Office suite.
- Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
- Knowledge of project management methodology.
- Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently, often within a required timeframe.
- Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands
- Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations
- Must be willing to live and travel within Burkina Faso.
- Fluent writing, reporting, and presentational skills in French and English.
Nationals are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a CV and Cover Letter in English by August 15th