Deputy Chief of Party - Mali

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 October 2020
  • Bamako, Mali
  • Closing on 19 November 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID funded project for Northern Mali. The activity will focus at the health district level to deliver a limited package of health services through limited facility-level support to strengthen primary care for, and referral for some higher level services, the integrated management of newborn and child illness (IMNCI), basic emergency obstetric and newborn care (BEmONC). **This position is subject to project award and funding.

Position Description:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party in providing strategic, managerial, technical direction and management oversight to the project. S/he will oversee all aspects of the project implementation cycle, including planning and evaluation, ensure program quality and personnel and financial management. S/he will maintain close coordination with USAID/Mali and other stakeholders, ensuring that all project interventions are of high quality and lead to measurable impact. S/he will be responsible for timely and adequate implementation of project activities, deliverables and execution, monitoring and reporting of the project. The DCOP will collaborate closely with all stakeholders, in particular the Mali Ministry of Health and other partners working in the same geographic areas. The DCOP is responsible for directing the technical implementation team in day-to-day activities while examining ways to improve the quality of program implementation. The position will be based in Bamako, Mali.

Key Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Supports the Chief of Party by providing technical and operational direction to the project, with attention to planning and implementation;
  • Oversees a team of senior technical, operations, compliance and finance staff and ensures clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained among the team members;
  • Supervises project staff, including ensuring field staff regularly prepare and accurately update performance data and complete key project deliverables ;

Compliance

  • Ensures compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and FHI 360 policies and procedures;
  • Supervises the review of contractual deliverables to meet USAID and corporate reporting requirements that document program performance and monitor overall award compliance;
  • Directs the preparation of project deliverables, including annual work-plans and project activity updates, and other project-related communication and reporting materials in accordance with USAID deadlines;
  • Organizes project teams and oversee production of SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.

External Relations and Representation

  • Engages with USAID/Mali, local government institutions, civil society organizations, private sector companies and investors, and other partners to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of project objectives and achievements;
  • Assists the project team in engaging USG partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other USAID/Mali health activities;
  • Builds strong strategic partnerships with a wide group of stakeholders required to achieve project goals, including local civil society and the private sector

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; however a Master’s degree or equivalent is strongly preferred in public health or any field relevant to integrated management of newborn and child illness (IMNCI), basic emergency obstetric and newborn care (BEmONC);
  • At least 5+ years of professional experience in the integrated management of newborn and child illness (IMNCI), basic emergency obstetric and newborn care (BEmONC);
  • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership position, or equivalent, managing and implementing high-volume USAID or other donor-funded health projects in complex settings, with specific experience working with government counterparts, international donors, and local organizations to strengthen the health sector;
  • Proven experience working with government officials, particularly the Ministry of Health is highly desirable;
  • Prior experience in working in Mali and/or knowledge of the Malian health sector;
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects;
  • Experience supervising a team of technical staff;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French; knowledge of Bambara or any Malian local languages will be an advantage.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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