CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated PEPFAR/USAID-funded HIV opportunity, the Community HIV/AIDS Investments for Longer and healthier Lives (CHILL) program in Cameroon. CHILL will build on achievements of the PEPFAR/USAID-funded CHAMP program which concludes in September 2019. The CHILL program goal is to reduce HIV/STI infections and related morbidity and mortality and ease the impact of HIV on the socioeconomic development of Cameroon. This cooperative agreement is anticipated to be in the in the USD$10-$25-million range. The procurement is expected to be released in February 2019 and awarded in June 2019. International relocation and allowances may be available for this position.
The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party to guarantee quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout project duration. S/he will provide strategic oversight and technical guidance to, and resolve challenges in implementation of, cross-sectoral activities reflective of the program’s theory of change, logical framework, monitoring and evaluation, and relevant work plans.
In addition to promoting quality, the DCOP will encourage efficiency in program delivery. This involves continually monitoring program tasks and activities against goals; minimizing duplication of personnel activities; and defining and using standard operating procedures.
The DCOP is also expected to promote learning and innovation. This includes adapting tools and systems; promoting data-driven, evidence-based actions; expanding successful activities’ breadth and depth; building capacity to work in new ways; and communicating best practices to relevant parties.
- Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of the program and program operations in line with state-of-the art strategies, technical standards, and applicable USAID rules and regulations.
- In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring and reporting and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.
- Develop and implement systems that address HIV programming for key populations and other pertinent sectoral issues. Resolve/facilitate the resolution of technical issues.
- Provide strategic oversight of program tasks and activities, including participating in budget discussions.
- Conduct monitoring visits to observe field activities.
- Serve on the program’s Senior Management Team.
- Promote quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout program duration.
- Mentor and supervise direct report/s, including the program’s technical leads.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public health, public policy and/or administration, social sciences, international development, community development or equivalent experience)
- Minimum of 8 years of recent and progressively-challenging experience working on programs in support of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in developing countries, preferably in West and Central Africa
- Prior management of USAID- or PEPFAR-funded programs required.
- Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
- Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity, as evidenced in previous positions / programming
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
- Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and French.