Deputy Chief of Party: Government Support

Maputo, Mozambique
Apply by 27 April 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 April 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party, government support for the anticipated five year, $210 million to $250 million USAID Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes (ECHO) project in Mozambique. ECHO aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver high-quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. The goal of ECHO is to support the Government of Mozambique’s achievement of HIV/AIDS epidemic control and establish a sustainable, government-led HIV response by 2023 in provinces where USAID is the primary clinical support partner. This position is based in Maputo, Mozambique. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for helping people lead healthy lives around the world.

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party: Government Support (DCOP: GS) will be responsible for routine, day to day communications with USAID, MISAU, other donors and key stakeholders. The DCOP: GS will be the COP representative in Maputo and will provide daily, routine supervision of Maputo-based staff, attend routine, ad hoc, and high-level meetings, and may be called on when it is impractical for the Chief of Party to respond to urgent matters stemming from Maputo. The Deputy COP: GS must have in-depth coordination, management, and technical skills necessary for representing the Activity. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for helping people lead healthy lives around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent the project to and maintain positive relationships with USAID/Mozambique, the government of Mozambique, Ministry of Health, other donors, and other local partners
  • Participate and engage in national-level HIV technical working groups
  • Identify 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
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision


  • Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Nursing, or related field. A degree in Medicine or a Doctoral Degree in a related field is preferable.
  • Minimum of 10 years working in the health sector and a track record of coordinating programs of a similar scope and budget
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working with a PEPFAR funded program
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in HIV related clinical service delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a senior advisor level
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluating programs
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity and systems strengthening.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English are required.

Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter in electronic submissions to by 27 April 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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