Deputy Chief of Party

Jhpiego, Nepal

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
8 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th December, 2017

Job Description

Jhpiego seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide program and technical guidance for an upcoming Health Systems Strengthening project which aims to improve health outcomes, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups, by improving access to and quality of maternal, child and reproductive health services, with specific focus on newborn care in Nepal. DCOP will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure the project is progressing towards expected results. DCOP also works with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. Other responsibilities will include supervising program management or operational staff, overseeing annual work planning, leading the design, implementation and reporting of project activities, and the management of projects as required. In the absence of the Chief of Party, the DCOP may be required to undertake the responsibilities of that position on a temporary basis.

The project will operate over a five-year period. This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Nepali nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide day-to-day technical and programmatic oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of the program goals and objectives
  • Foster relationships with local implementing partners as a representative of Jhpiego and the HSS project
  • Facilitate the project team member’s relationship with their designated counterparts within USAID, the Ministry of Health, as well as private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Nepal such as NGOs and CSOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Facilitate annual work planning, in close collaboration with USAID, Ministry of Health, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, COP, program team and program partners
  • Contribute to the mentoring, and managing a team of highly qualified staff and aligns their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Oversee technical and programmatic capacity building for subcontractors and subgrantees
  • Responsible for development of accurate and timely project reports to USAID in line with USAID reporting requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in Nepal and solid relationships with government agencies
  • Intimate understanding of Nepal health system including maternal, newborn, child health, and family planning care gaps and opportunities
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English and Nepali
  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, public administration, or business administration
  • 8+ years' experience managing large, ($25M+) complex, multi-year international health pograms implementing maternal, newborn, child health and/or family planning activities
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID’s programs, regulations, compliance and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of local capacity development efforts, including working with local partners to ensure adherence to all sub-award requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in financial planning and management, human resources, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical and operational staff
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Experience developing strategic plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical and operational capacity of staff in regional and national programs
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • In depth knowledge financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets, including Microsoft Office packages, QuickBooks Enterprise,
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 15%


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