Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director (DCOP/TD) - Advancing HIV & AIDS Epidemic Control
IntraHealth International, Hanover, Jamaica
lntraHealth International, Inc is a US based NGO with offices in over 30 African countries including South Sudan. IntraHealth is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director (DCOP/TD) for an upcoming five-year USAID tender: The South Sudan Advancing HIV & AIDS Epidemic Control (AHEC) Project. The goal of AHEC is to operationalize pathways to epidemic control – UNAIDS established, countries endorsed, and PEPFAR supported, global 90/90/90 targets for 2020 with 95/95/95 targets for 2030 through specific program actions to diagnose persons infected with HIV provide life-saving ARV therapy for PLHIV, and support retention and adherence to ensure HIV viral suppression to reduce AIDS-related deaths.
The DCOP/TD will be responsible for the overall technical design of the project and is specifically responsible for project initiatives relating to strengthening the capacity for the design, management and delivery of a quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment cascade, including for Key Populations (KP). S/he will lead the project’s technical team in ensuring technical implementation is contextual, responsive and designed to deliver impact, that interventions are evidence-based and that the project meets its stated goals, targets and reporting requirements. Reporting directly to the Chief of Party (COP), s/he will support the COP in providing technical program leadership in the development, management and support of a cohesive project work plan and activities. In the absence of the COP the DCOP/TD will assume overall leadership and management responsibility for the project. The position will be based in Juba, with frequent travel to program sites in the field.
This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID. Qualified South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply.
- Lead development and implementation of a robust annual workplan which leads the project towards meeting all targets and successful completion of contractual obligations.
- Oversee the overall technical management of the program, including day-to-day activities and oversight of sub-recipient technical activities.
- Supervise the technical team of advisors and consultants to deliver high quality results.
- Oversee the work of the M&E team to ensure appropriate measurement of project impact and high-quality statutory reporting along with the use of data for improved clinical services improvement.
- Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review and analyze data, review program implementation approaches, and identify measures to overcome implementation bottlenecks and enhance quality and timeliness of deliverables.
- Ensure daily operations of implementation activities are on schedule and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead time to get the necessary approvals.
- Work with the COP to provide technical and administrative support in all aspects of the project and carry out any duties that may be assigned by the COP.
- Assist the COP with all aspects of project operations including, technical oversight, human resources, recruiting and training and developing an organizational chart with distinct roles and responsibilities.
- Support COP in compiling and disseminating high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and IntraHealth requirements (quarterly and annual progress reports, quarterly financial reports etc.).
- Participate in national HIV/AIDS technical working groups and other relevant forums.
- Document lessons learned and organize learning and sharing opportunities between project and external stakeholders.
Required qualifications and experience
- Master’s degree or higher in medicine, nursing, public health or international health;
- At least 5 years’ technical and management experience specific to HIV prevention, care and treatment programming at national, clinical and community level, including experience working with Key Populations;
- At least 3 years’ experience as Technical Director/DCOP, or similar position, providing technical leadership to similar projects of at least $3 million per year value;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the national level;
- Demonstrated experience overseeing development of technical scopes of work, activity budgets, managing activity costs, and monitoring program spending against budget in an accurate and timely manner;
- Previous experience working on USG and PEPFAR funded projects preferred;
- Demonstrated diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a complex and changing environment with all levels of stakeholders;
- Demonstrated supervisory experience of multidisciplinary technical, programmatic and operational teams and fostering team work;
- Ability to train, coach, mentor and develop capacity at individual and organizational levels;
- Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English;
- Ability to live and work in a challenging physical environment.
- Experience working on programs that build the capacity of local organizations to be ready to receive direct donor funding to implement HIV/AIDS and other health projects;
- Experience living and working in South Sudan or similar context is strongly preferred; and
- Experience in leading and managing USAID contracts.
Salary: Salary for the position will be negotiated according to qualifications and relevant experience.