Deputy Chief of Party, Lusaka, Zambia

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Deputy Chief of Party
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) directly assists the Chief of Party/Project Director in activity implementation and management. The DCOP shall have complementary technical skills and experience to the COP.  The DCOP shall report directly to the COP, and will take over leadership and oversight of the project in the absence of the COP.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and quality assurance in all aspects of program management in support of  strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service delivery activities
  • Working with monitoring and evaluation staff, review ongoing assessments of program progress, including quarterly reports and results of M&E exercises to determine if programs are meeting technical targets and goals.  Work with staff and partners to make activity modifications, based on these assessments.
  • Ensure availability of technical resources in planning, implementing, and evaluating program activities.
  • Oversee the development, execution and ongoing management of subawards, including organizational capacity efforts to strengthen local partners.
  • Produce tools and training materials to strengthen the capacity of staff and local partners to improve organizational capacity
  • Manage the development and implementation of work plans; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinate partner efforts in program implementation; ensure accurate program monitoring and reporting; lead a program management team focused on quality and timely implementation.
  • Lead design and implementation of program activities focused on community awareness, behavior change and economic strengthening as it relates to key population access to quality health care. Deputize for the COP to provide overall vision and leadership for the project and, when requested, serve as the project’s representative to USAID/Zambia, Ministry of Community Development, Maternal and Child Health, the Zambian National AIDS Commission, other donors and institutions, technical agencies and other participating organizations as required.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders and local/regional/national groups that support the needs of Key Populations;  
  • Work closely with the Country Director/Zambia and COPs for other FHI360/Zambia projects to ensure alignment between health communication strategies and needs of regional and district health management teams, health care workers and clients
  • Responsible for the design of project communication framework, concept development and strategies across Zambian provinces
  • Master’s Degree or higher in public health, social/behavioral sciences, or equivalent field;
  • Minimum of five years of progressively increasing responsibility working in public health in the areas of health communication, promotion, and/or education, with an emphasis on HIV prevention;
  • Minimum 2 years in a leadership position for a project of similar size and/or scope
  • Demonstrated management skills, including at least 2 years relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships, and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, civil society and community-based organizations, and other donors
  • Depth and breadth of knowledge of and experience in HIV prevention, care and support for key populations.
  • Strong organizational skills including task and time management.
  • Experience in/familiarity with Zambian health context required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently  and manage a high volume work flow
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)
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