Deputy Chief of Party – Operations
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Program will be responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in the overall management of the project. Together with the COP, s/he will provide strategic and technical leadership to ensure a holistic technical approach, provide guidance and ensure coordination with other technical staff to ensure programs are cohesive and state of the art. The DCOP will manage technical advisors and the delivery of international sub-prime partners. S/he will lead the development of national level work plan activities and budget and ensure their delivery and effective budget utilization The DCOP Programs will provide regular field based supportive supervision and mentoring.
S/he will engage with GoE Ministries (Ministry of Health, Water and Irrigation, Agriculture and Education) and USAID to ensure the technical approach aligns with other USAID activities and supports GoE services, including supporting the design and roll-out of grants-under-grants to support GoE implementation of the Seqota Declaration. In addition, the DCOP ensures that data is utilized and learning gathered from the MEAL team are rapidly integrated into project implementation. The DCOP will also provide support to the COP for program management and coordination of the implementation, monitoring and reporting requirements.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Masters’ Degree in nutrition, public health, social sciences, international development or other related field.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Minimum of seven years of experience leading, managing and implementing large-scale international development projects, preferably in the field of nutrition, WASH, health systems strengthening, behaviour change communication, community development, and livelihoods, food security or agriculture activities.
Prior experience developing and managing community-based health or development programs in developing countries.
At least 3-5 years’ experience managing a USAID funded project; or 3-5 years as DCOP in nutrition related project; or 7 years of experience as Nutrition program manager.
Broad knowledge of public health as well as nutrition and relevant socioeconomic, institutional and policy issues that are related to this area of work.
Solid experience working with Government of Ethiopia especially with more than one ministry in addition to MOH is preferred.
Solid experience interacting with USG agencies, host country governments and other relevant stakeholders.
Demonstrated skills working in partnership with international donors and agencies.
Significant expertise in providing technical assistance to national level nutrition programs or policies or other multi-sectoral programs and policies.
Extensive experience working in Ethiopia.
Ethiopians are encouraged to apply for this position.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
Excellent oral and written communication skill in English and Amharic
Excellent in computer skill
Contract length: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Closing date: 5 May 2019 – 20:59 UTC
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract