Deputy Chief of Party - USAID/Ethiopia eHIS

Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 9 July 2018

Job Description

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Department/Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Reports To: Chief of Party, IBTCI Home Office

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification:

Overview: IBTCI seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for USAID’s Supporting the Electronic Health Information Systems (eHIS) in Ethiopia to Improve Health Outcomes Activity. The purpose of this activity is to 1) support the digitalization, integration and scale-up of priority health information systems at all levels, 2) work with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to improve use of data to inform health planning, performance management, and delivery decisions across the health systems, 3) improve effective transfer of knowledge and skills to the GoE and build the capacity of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to facilitate adoption of identified best practices, and 4) collaborate with other donors and various stakeholders within GoE to increase commitment by global stakeholders to align and invest in integrated health information systems and tools, strengthen data use, and health workforce capacity. Ethiopian nationals are encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent upon project award.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assume leadership and oversight of the activity in the absence of the COP;
  • Coordinate the various technical experts and align them to all program activities;
  • Provide subject matter expertise and technical assistance to the program, technical staff, and administrators for the program;
  • Provide analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems;
  • Lead and/or reviews and monitors programmatic functions, i.e. development of work plans, budgets and quarterly/annual reports.
  • Participates in and/or prepares necessary project-related reports presentations and white papers.
  • Organizes and supports, as needed, project trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
  • Supervise senior technical staff and provide guidance to mid- and junior level staff members.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in health management information system and applied research, including implementation research or operational research;
  • Significant progressive experience working in partnership with community-based organizations and other stakeholders in low-resource settings;
  • Significant experience working with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field such as public health, management, international relations, or other relevant field;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability using task management tools for meeting deadlines with quality products.

Education: A Master’s degree in a related field such as public health, management, economics, international relations, or other relevant field is required.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel required.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance.

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