Deputy Chief of Party

Job Description

Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Company Name: Jhpiego Bangladesh

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in public health; health systems strengthening; health finance and budgeting; and relevant fields such as development studies, social sciences, management, or relevant fields.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Department: GPO
∎ Position Reports To: Chief of Party
∎ Positions Supervised: TBD
∎ Overview:
∎ Jhpiego seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for an upcoming USAID-funded Urban Health Activity in Bangladesh. The project aims to strengthen urban health systems, to improve equitable health outcomes among all urbanites by working with municipalities and city corporations on strengthening urban health systems to provide quality, equitable public health, optimize available resources; become more resilient. The project is expected to operate over a five-year period.
∎ The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and with the senior management team, and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of programmatic strategies and approaches based on scientific evidence and best practices. The post holder will also deputize for the Chief of Party (COP) in their absence.
∎ This position is contingent upon award from USAID. All qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Ensure overall responsibility for the technical oversight of activity implementation, conditions of the award, and financial compliance.
∎ Provide strategic direction of project activities and establish and implement a system to ensure a robust approach to the technical interventions in project activities, and ensure technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions, and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements.
∎ Support the COP to ensure the effective and proper management of the urban health system.
∎ Ensure effective operationalization of all aspects of implementation of technical activities.
∎ Provide management leadership to all operational; aspects including administration; logistics; procurement; budgeting; finance and compliance; property; and oversight of the Innovation Fund.
∎ Ensure implementation is in accordance with USG regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the Cooperative Agreement, including ensuring all procurement processes are fair and transparent, reviewing financial compliance, and monitoring the Innovation Fund and subcontract implementation.
∎ Work with local government health institutions/ authorities to strengthen their capacity to plan, budget, and monitor health service delivery under their remit;
∎ Improve capacity of local government health authorities to conduct evidence-based and epidemiological analysis of local health systems for decision-making to inform strategic and programmatic direction;
∎ Work with healthcare providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify urban health service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services, and kickstart solutions to address issues, including developing and testing different innovative models of Urban Health service delivery for public and private sector;
∎ Provide mentoring and capacity building to individuals and to local partners in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to: urban health, public, private sector, local organization capacity development;
∎ Provide technical oversight to sub-partners to ensure they are able to deliver on project scope.
∎ Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing the project;
∎ Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID and Government of Bangladesh Ministries, e.g. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (MOLGRDC), and their counterparts (regional, District etc.) a, and related Ministries; public health partners, member organizations and professional associations (public and private health care providers), and local civil society organizations.
∎ Identify training and capacity needs for local government and healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs;
∎ Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations;
∎ Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested;
∎ Supervise technical and program staff and manage performance and provide timely feedback;
∎ Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
∎ Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with USAID, Government of Bangladesh, and partner organizations, and stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance with the requirements and regulations of the award
∎ Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences;
∎ Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
∎ Coordinate efforts with the country team lead to ensure alignment with organizational strategy, mission and goals.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum ten years' progressively experience in a senior role managing large, complex, and integrated programs of similar scope, preferably in urban health in public and private facilities, local government institutions systems strengthening, developing and capacitating local organizations, health financing models for urban health in donor-funded projects in Bangladesh. and dollar value.
∎ Proven ability to work collaboratively with government, donors, the private sector, and community organizations to advance health objectives.
∎ Previous recent experience working in Bangladesh with intimate understanding of local health and government system and gaps and opportunities in the above-mentioned technical areas, and preferably with established relationships with relevant Bangladeshi stakeholders (MOHFW, MOLGRDC, municipalities, city corporations, donors, private sector, and civil society);
∎ Familiarity with the Bangladesh Health Sector Plan and operational plan of MOHFW.
∎ Strong leadership skills, collaborative team player, and report writing.
∎ Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects, matched with an in-depth knowledge of USAID regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
∎ Experience working with sub-/grantees, local and international and knowledge of capacity development approaches for locally-led development
∎ Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to translate data into action, and communicate results to wide ranging audiences.
∎ Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
∎ Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
∎ 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 and CSOs
∎ Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
∎ Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
∎ Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of technical staff
∎ Ability to travel nationally and internationally

∎ Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 13 Dec 2023

Company Information:
∎ 16 Nov 2023
∎ Jhpiego Bangladesh

Category: NGO/Development