DAI seeks a Deputy Chief of Party – Head of Programs for a four-to-five-year USAID funded Integrated Health Service Delivery program. This project will deliver health services such as Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Services; HIV/AIDS; Family Planning and Reproductive Health from the Ministry of Health’s Essential Package of Health Services through facilities and attending communities.
The DCOP – Head of Programs will be responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in design and implementation of program components and project activities. S/he will oversee the local technical team and short-term experts in achieving project results. Other responsibilities include:
- Evaluating the performance of the program activities and prepare regular progress reports detailing program results against strategic objective and intermediate result indicators
- Recommending to the Chief of Party additional methods of identifying and assessing program impact
- Participating in diagnostic and training needs assessment
- Assisting the COP to find and implement solutions to keep program activities on track and providing overall guidance and direction focusing on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives;
- Assisting the COP in preparing weekly, quarterly and other reports for USAID or home office;
- Editing documents prepared by local staff to ensure that they are native-English quality and appropriate USAID/DAI format;
- Ensuring that program activities and successes are appropriately recorded and shared within DAI;
- Assisting the COP to investigate and identify new ways of achieving program efficiencies;
- Assisting the COP in coordinating with the USAID Agreement Officer Representative (AOR) and other USAID field staff in implementing the terms of reference of the contract
- Prior Deputy Chief of Party (Team Leader or Project Director) experience leading and managing complex projects
- At least ten to fifteen years’ experience related to implementation of projects in lower – middle – income economies
- An advanced degree in Public Health or related field, MD preferred
- Sound understanding of health service delivery, MNCH, HIV, TB, and community health
- Sound understanding of the health system in Haiti
- Substantial prior experience working on USAID-funded projects, and knowledge of USAID operations, priorities, and programming
- Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
- Demonstrated strategic leadership abilities
- Fluent in English, and fluent in either French or Haitian Creole preferred
Only short-listed candidates will be notified
About the Organization
DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.
DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.
DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.