Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director

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The scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director, to Technical Advice Connect LTD/GTE (TAConnect), a non-profit organization registered and based in Nigeria to bring innovative solutions to the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) services to states in Nigeria.

Job Description:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director will be responsible for overseeing management and technical operations while implementing the anticipated USAID-funded Strengthening Quality of Care through Primary Health Care Activity in Nigeria. The position oversees the program’s collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) process in collaboration with the COP.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and provide technical leadership and strategic direction for the project’s technical assistance efforts, ensuring the integration, quality, and sustainability of interventions.
  • Provide day-to-day technical oversight for design, planning, and implementation of work planning and ensure that project activities are meeting program outcomes.
  • Ensure the Project’s deliverables across the Technical/Program, aligned with the client’s expectations and the organization’s policies.
  • Expand partnerships with the private sector to increase engagement around the project and coordinate the harmonization of project approaches across technical and geographical areas.
  • Provide technical leadership for the development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with MOH, USAID, and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to requirements and regulations.
  • Ensure that the program’s CLA approach is applied with consistency and rigor; Work with the leadership team to apply program learnings in pursuit of adaptive management.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, Medicine Epidemiology, or a related field
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ experience in public health, with at least 3 years as a senior management staff in a large public health program, with extensive experience managing similar projects. In-depth technical knowledge and experience in all components of the health systems strengthening programming, with particular focus on the quality of care (clinical guidelines, standards of care, effective interventions, measures of quality of care, relevant research and capacity-building), CSS including cross-cutting areas such as gender, Do No Harm and DEIA.
  • Progressive experience in health system strengthening programming including in design, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of activities of similar size and complexity in Nigeria or a similar setting.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well within a team.
  • Leadership qualities with excellent interpersonal and organizational qualities.

How to apply

If you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply with your updated resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and send the application to [email protected] using the Job Title “Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Technical Director – USAID STRENGTHENING QUALITY OF CARE THROUGH PRIMARY HEALTH CARE” as the subject. All applications should be sent before 11:59 PM Nigerian Time, 22nd May 2024.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, early submission is advised. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TAConnect is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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